Design Blockbusters: Something’s Gotta Give

July 2, 2015

By Tab Byrum

I thought during the month of July we would take a look at great movies that have inspired great design, namely movies that have had beautiful houses in them, I’ll be calling the posts Summer Blockbusters and we are starting today with 2003’s Something’s Gotta Give. I know this film has been posted about a lot, but I couldn’t resist, if for no other reason than to look at that beach house AGAIN.


The movie stars Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson as two aging people who find love in the Hamptons, that is after Keaton’s character interrupts an affair between her daughter and Nicholson’s character, Nicholson has a heart attack and then a misunderstanding leads to them going their separate ways. But in the end they find each other and love in Paris (isn’t it always Paris?) and they all live happily ever after. Of course as you can guess my favorite character in this flick is Keaton’s home in the Hamptons, with it’s great floor plan, clean white and creamy walls, shelves full of books and the wonderful color scheme throughout. So, join me as we pay a visit to Erica and her gorgeous home. Enjoy!!!




The living room is perfect, there are great patterns going on here and wonderful soothing colors. Perhaps my favorite thing in this room is the rug.


A lovely little corner in the living room, a quiet place to sit and think or read.


The first-floor plan for the Something’s Gotta Give house. 


The kitchen was where a lot of this film took place, late night pancake suppers, meetings with ex-husbands, run-ins with the daughter’s new much older boyfriend.


Beautiful and classic dining room



From this view of the living room, you can see the front door and more great color from the art in the entry. 


House guest and patient enjoying Keaton’s Hamptons digs. There’s that rug again. 

If you haven’t seen Something’s Gotta Give you really need to, in addition to the sets and scenery it’s a great movie, lots of laughs and a few tears, OK lots of tears for Keaton’s character, but out of those tears comes success. Check back and see what our next Summer Blockbuster will be. 

All images are courtesy of Pinterest.

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