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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Interior of the apartment in Breakfast at Tiffany's | MOVIE SET DESIGN



Watching "Breakfast at Tiffany's" yet another time I noticed the fascinating interiors of Holly's apartment on Manhatan's Upper East Side. Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, the main character and timeless style icon, not only had  feeling for fashion but had also arranged her apartment in a very interesting way. Although it's said she had been living there for quite a long time the apartment seems unfinished as she is keeping her stuf in suitcases.

     The whole gives an impression of almost a contemporary interior, and let's bear in mind that the film was made in 1961. Kitchen cabinets are similar to those we can find in IKEA today (I would only throw away he handles ;) ), the floor has a stylish dark grey shade and looks like epoxy resin floor, more and more popular nowadays.

What other cool stuff is there in her apartment?

1. A couch made of a bathtub sawn in half. Plus a materace, a few colorful pillows and the whole interior looks fresh and vivid
2. Raw wooden transport boxes serving as tables - doesn't it seem familiar? It'very similar to palette tables trend!
3. Zebra-patterned rug
4. Fridge - Smeg is currently famous for retro models of this shape, with curved corners and in beautiful vivid colors and patterns
5. Black bed made of steel, inspired by XIX century beds; it's one of the most popular beds in IKEA

The apartment is quite modest but reflects the character of Holly. She is not afraid of unusual solutions and fulfills her own whims - if she likes a weathervane she just puts it there by he door. And why would she drink milk from a mug if it feels so much better to drink it from a champagne coupe?

If it hadn't beed for details it would be hard to believe this interior has over 50 years! 


Breakfast at Tiffany's interior, set design, holly's apartment


Breakfast at Tiffany's interior, set design, holly's apartment
...and on the right we see the weathervane
Breakfast at Tiffany's interior, set design, holly's apartment
Breakfast at Tiffany's interior, set design, holly's apartment
...why not to keep the telephone in a suitcase?
Breakfast at Tiffany's interior, set design, holly's apartment

Breakfast at Tiffany's interior, set design, holly's apartment
Inaki Aliste Lizarralde, Holly Golightly's apartment plan


Breakfast at Tiffany's interior, set design, holly's apartment
...and the apartment's cross section. Source: dezeen



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