With the Oscars (and its shocking trick ending) still fresh in our memories, we wanted to create a list of some of our favorite films… or at least some of our favorite interior sets. As much as we loved Hidden Figures and La La Land, we at On-Site weren’t impressed by the lack of apartments featured in this year’s nominated films.
So instead, we came up with a list of our top 5 favorite film apartment interiors for our own On-Site Apartment Oscars.
5. Theodore Twombly’s apartment in Her
While Twombly (Joaquin Pheonix) was falling in love with his operating system, we were falling in love with the view from his apartment. Twombly’s apartment is warm, open, and minimalistic. The design might be welcoming, but the minimalism means that it must be kept tidy at all times.
4. Patrick Bateman’s apartment in American Psycho
We may not want to live with the guy who lived there, but Bateman’s pad has an appeal in the moth-drawn-to-a-light way. It is sophisticated and sterile with hard lines and a monochromatic color scheme. The apartment has become so iconic that you can actually take a virtual tour of the space online.
3. Mame Dennis’s apartment from Auntie Mame
Mame’s abode is the quintessential luxury apartment. Everything from the stylish staircase to the elevator chairs showcased the woman’s dedication to remaining ahead of her time. Mame’s décor gave off a feeling of grandeur with large sculptures and the even larger personalities that made a home among them.
2. Holly Golightly’s apartment in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Golightly’s apartment is as eclectic as the character herself. Features include a taxidermy cow’s head, a clawfoot tub sofa, and vintage movie posters on the walls. Her style is that bohemian chic that can only be replicated through relentlessly shopping antique stores, yard sales, and flea markets.
1. Josh Baskin’s apartment in Big
Baskin’s Manhattan loft is the dream space of anyone with an imagination. The place has everything you’d want in an apartment: it’s spacious, has hardwood floors, tall windows, a trampoline, a pinball machine, and a basketball hoop. Maybe a few of those things might not be on everyone’s must-have list, but they’re certainly welcome additions.
From On-Site’s blog.