Much in the way our home sets the stage for our moods, movie-set interiors can help set the entire tone of a film. A great set can draw us into the story and put us in another world.

Here are 6 unforgettable movie interiors:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

From her pearls to her Brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Holly Golightly is the epitome of Manhattan chic.

Holly Golightly's Apartment - Heather Ryder Design

Sometimes, less is more. Holly’s pad is effortless, yet iconic with the use of a few not-so-subtle statement pieces like her bathtub sofa, and zebra rug.

Bathtub Sofa - Heather Ryder Design

A unique conversation piece can turn a simplistic space into something unforgettable.

Zebra Rug - Heather Ryder Design

The zebra-print rug trend is back in this Heather Ryder Design original.

Something’s Gotta Give

I’ve covered this coastal inspired space before, but can you blame me? The main character designed this beautiful Hampton’s home as a gift to herself – meant to inspire a peaceful life.

Somethings Gotta Give Interior Design - Heather Ryder Design


The ultimate Hampton’s retreat. A sea of pale beach tones with pops of fun color make this a calming yet sophisticated interior.

Somethings Gotta Give Interior Design - Heather Ryder Design

Much of the movie takes place in her “oversized” kitchen. Sunny and charming, yet effortlessly swoon-worthy.

The Great Gatsby

Iconic movies have always served as inspiration to interior design trends. The newest remake of The Great Gatsby has re-introduced us to the decadence of the 20’s Art Deco movement. The movie’s interiors are all about gold, glitz and geometric shapes.

Great Gatsby Bedroom - Heather Ryder Design

It doesn’t get much cooler than this lavish Art Deco inspired bedroom. The color pallet and geometric shapes take subtle inspiration from the “machine age”.

Great Gatsby - Heather Ryder Design

Gold and glamorous – an ode to the awe inspiring lifestyles of the roaring 20’s East Coast elite!


An iconic movie featuring a home renovation gone wrong! A recently deceased couples’ beautiful Connecticut Victorian dream-home is renovated from the ground up by artsy New Yorkers.

Beetlejuice house - Heather Ryder Design

Beetlejuice House Kitchen

The home starts out quaint with pastels, painted cupboards and old-fashioned wallpaper. A country dream!

Beetlejuice kitchen

The same home gets a bold, 80’s mod revamp. A sculptures dream, and on the complete other end of the design-spectrum.

“This is my art, and it is dangerous!” – Catherine O’Hara in Beetlejuice

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

This movie features the ultimate power couple, and much like the facade of their family life, the seemingly traditional exterior of the Smith’s home is hiding secrets.

Mr and Mrs Smith House

Mr and mrs smith kitchen

The interior of their traditional home is sleek, moody and modern. Although beautiful, it’s not what you expect from a traditional suburban home.


Mr and mrs smith bathroom

This home acts as a metaphor and sets the stage for the entire film.

Sex in the City II

And lastly, the iconic rent-controlled apartment of Sex in the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. Another apartment that got a bit of a makeover throughout the years.

Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment

What started out as a fun bachelorette pad, turned into a sophisticated retreat. Both have a unique personality. Which do you prefer?

Carrie Bradshaw's apartment makeover

Carrie Bradshaw's Closet

The unforgettable closet!

Carrie Bradshaw's Living Room

Carrie’s original décor gave the space character and personality, while the new design is a feminine and trendy ode to the difference an interior design makeover can make to the entire feel of a space.

Carrie Bradshaw's Living Room Makeover

Which movie interior is your favorite?

Stay inspired.

Heather Ryder