Have you ever watched Wes Anderson films and drooled over the set design and styling? Yes? Then read on, this post is for you!
Wes Anderson, for those not in the know, is the director and screenwriter of such quirky films as “Moonrise Kingdom”, “The Royal Tenenbaums”, “The Life Aquatic”, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and more. He first gained attention for “Rushmore”, the fun coming of age story starring Bill Murray and featuring Jason Schwartzman in his first role.
Wes Anderson films can be called melancholy comedies and often focus on themes of love, loss and change. Most notably though, Anderson’s films are known for their visual style and soundtracks. His films are all set in very specific times and places and all have Anderson’s signature point of view in the set design and styling. From featuring a tightly controlled color palette to a clear love of vintage design, Wes Anderson films are quirky, eclectic and dreamy wonderlands.
Many of us Wes Anderson fans have probably wished we could live in our favorite film, and possibly we’ve even toyed with the idea of recreating the look of one in our own homes. But, to truly pay homage to Wes Anderson films, one simply needs to reference the style of his films and not copy or mirror them. It is a subtle difference, but one that makes all the difference in the world.
So, how do you decorate your space like it’s in a Wes Anderson film? With tightly-controlled wild abandon! Sounds like an oxymoron? That’s how you know you are on the right track.
5 Must Haves for Decorating Like Wes Anderson Films
Static Electricity By Margot Tenenbaum Shower Curtain – In “The Royal Tenenbaums”, Margot Tenenbaum writes three plays: “Erotic Transference”, “Nakedness Tonight”, and “Static Electricity”.
“The Life Aquatic” Minimalist Poster – This poster is inspired by “The Life Aquatic” color palette.
She’s My Rushmore Framed Embroidery – Herman Blume (Bill Murray) tells Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) that Miss Cross is his “Rushmore Academy”.
I Love You Poster – “Moonrise Kingdom”, is the tale of love and adventure for young Sam and Suzy. Sam tells Suzy, when she says she wishes she was an orphan, “I love you, but you don’t know what you are talking about.”
Mendl’s Patisserie Box – Save your keepsakes and treasures in this box inspired by the “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
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