It's Complicated - Set Design

Posted December 31, 2009 by Christina

So I am a big fan of Nancy Meyers' movies. Something's gotta give was a great movie- however my real love comes in the movie sets!! It's Complicated set design is a combination of talent from Jon Hutman and Beth Rubino. Something's gotta give and The Holiday were both designed with the help of James Radin, who is currently helping Meyers design her own home. What an amazing talent. I have yet to see the movie (I am hoping to sneak out to it tomorrow) but from what I have seen and heard it is pretty great. Too bad they don't show you the new kitchen- that would have been fun too, but I guess the movie is really about the relationships.. hum.

Another great little story I found about the film and the set design is on Annechovie very fun to see your hard work paying off in a major way! Congratulations!

From what I have heard the bakery that she owns in the film is more than perfect!! The bakery unfortunately is a fictional character as well. It was designed around the idea of several different places "London’s Daylesford Organic to New York’s City Bakery and Dean & Deluca, among others." (Quote from Traditional Homes Magazine article.)

Love the little table with bath goodies..

Even the garden is amazing. hum- I am moving in thanks!

**Update: I saw the movie and I must say I may need to see it again as I was trying to soak up all of the sets and pieces within**

images via Traditional Home and It's Complicated


Set Decorators Society of America

For the resources, you should check out the Set Decorators Society recent story on their website:

Fri Oct 17 13:24:44 2014


I just came back from the movie and fell in love with the set. I had to come home and surf for pictures. Just stunning.

Fri Oct 17 13:24:44 2014

Mitchell Johnson

Meryl Streep has a great living room in It’s Complicated! The painting of Meyreuil, France over the fireplace is by Mitchell Johnson. You can see a better picture of it at
Happy New Year!

Fri Oct 17 13:24:44 2014


I wonder if the men come with the house….smiles…..(hope so)

Fri Oct 17 13:24:44 2014

I would happily walk into that movie and live in it. Especially that tub! :) Happy new year to you!

Fri Oct 17 13:24:44 2014

The Salvage Snob

I’m glad to see that I’m not the only person that looks at the set design more than the actual story line when watching a movie. Two of my favorite movies, Its Complicated and Somethings Gotta Give!!!!! Movie set perfections. Wouldn’t mind living in either one.

Fri Oct 17 13:24:43 2014


I could watch the movie a hundred times and still pick out new things and design ideas from this beautiful set! It is everything a home should be!

Fri Oct 17 13:24:43 2014



Check this link and see if they have what you need.


Fri Oct 17 13:24:43 2014


How can I find the size of the bar stools in the kitchen of It’s Complicated. I need the seat size. Thanks, Shannon

Fri Oct 17 13:24:43 2014


This is the first set design I’ve ever felt compelled to look up and I’m so glad I did!

I plan to put the pictures of the living room and kitchen on my visualisation board!

Fri Oct 17 13:24:43 2014

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