Ok, so even though I watch this movie all the time, “Elizabethtown” (2005) was pretty bad. The plot was terrible, the character development was bad and totally unrealistic, there was no romantic chemistry between the leads (although Orlando Bloom was in it, so wink wink to that…) and Kirsten Dunst’s character was stalkery and way, way too cliché. The best part was her apartment, and the journal / scrapbook / road trip guide she made for Drew (Orlando Bloom), which by the way that she unrealistically made in like 3 hours that really would have taken weeks. Blog post about that gem is here.
To get pictures of Claire’s place I had to watch the movie and pause the screen. But, I got some good ones.
This screenshot of the foyer shows a cute narrow dresser, a couple of mirrors, wall shelves, and floral arrangements. Very vintage and shabby chic.
Claire has a vintage little kitchen with a yellow stove, and checker floor. I love the gray-blue walls.
Here’s a close up of the floor. In this scene she’s scooping a cat box, but you never see a cat…
Here’s a shot of what I believe is the bedroom. I don’t recall seeing this furniture in any other scene. I love the keyholes though, I have a dresser with skeleton key holes, and I happen to collect skeleton keys. I haven’t checked to see if they fit though. I should. She also has a cat lamp. I love that. You can see on the screen that she’s making the road trip map. I haven’t been able to find the little cat light on the shelf, but I found something close.
The blue wall is bright, and “Charming.” Want to replicate that? Try Benjamin Moore Paint color “House of Blues” 758. Same goes for the dining room.
Claire in her red sheets. Image Credit
I’m a fan of the vintage lamp in the bedroom, and the red sheets are a great contrast.
My favorite room! The reason I wanted to paint my office/ living room (the room adjoining the Living Room) blue. That and it’s the only gallon of paint I have laying around. So blue it is! I mean look at those oriental rugs, the vintage dress form, flowing drapes, and chandelier. Love.
I’m a huge fan of the blue! Maybe because it’s my favorite color… How can she afford this apartment on a flight attendant’s salary? Oh yeah, she lives in Kentucky.
Here’s the famous road trip journal in the making! They want you to believe she made a 2 day long soundtrack and map with stops in like 3 hours. Because she’s super human. She’s also supposed to have a cat, which she does not, because anyone that has a cat knows they would be ALL OVER YOU as soon as you do a project on the floor. Also, having blue pillows in the living room ties in the blue in the dining room.
Where is this taking place? I don’t know. But I like the vintage print and the lamp.
This bathroom is adorable. Subway tile. Peacock blue. Crystal knobs. Sold.
Closeup of the subway tile. How long were they on the phone?! My guess: 6 hours. They both stopped to charge their phones, and go to the bathroom. Only in the movies.
Here’s my take on Claire’s apartment (after obsessive pause and go movie watching) And of course I had to guess on over half because you only get to see half of her apartment. But it’s fun to imagine!
What’s your favorite movie apartment? Happy viewing!