500 Days of Summer

So I watched this film yesterday and I fell in love with the set design. After a little research and picture searching, I realized that I am not alone. Apartment therapy spoke about how they used LA as a backdrop. “This is the LA that’s familiar to those of us who live here: the juxtaposition of parking lots and stately edifices; gated old buildings whose courtyards are full of prickly over-sized dusty palms and cacti; bars hidden on dark deserted steep streets and apartments up rickety staircases that remind us of those belonging to our friends”.

In fact, my boyfriend and I spent a good fifteen minutes trying to guess which city it was filmed in. I really had to rack my brain to try to figure which city would have turn of the century architecture along side of palm trees.

(photos found on googlemaps.com credits to: Sid Wazhere & Joseph Amado)

The real beauties in the film were the main characters’ apartments. Tom’s apartment had a full blackboard wall in the bedroom where for the majority of the film there was a headboard drawn behind the bed, but later changed in the LA skyline. Summer’s place was completely wallpapered in a large blue toile, that felt both quarky and fresh.

I combined a few inspiration images of Summer’s bedroom that make up what I considered the best elements of the room.

1. Antique Iron Bed frame

2. Glass French Doors

3. Toile

4. Paper Krane tree

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One response to “500 Days of Summer

  1. bed frames that are based on steel would give you a more durable bed and a bed that last longer *~’

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