Anne Hathaway's Kitchen: The Intern

1. Breakfast jug, £21.

2. Pendant light, £79.

3. Metro wall tiles, £5.50 (pack of 25).

4. Shelf, £12.

5. Farmhouse sink, £140.

6. Cream toaster, £69.99.

7. Whistling kettle, £80.

8. Sugar bowl, £21.99.

9. Industrial bar stool, £246.

10. Stripe rug, £45.95.

Nancy Meyers films are always beautifully styled, so I was extremely excited to watch The Intern for some new interiors inspiration. Starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro, this movie is classic Meyers - you can watch it over and over and never get bored. I particularly loved Anne Hathaway's kitchen inside her family home - a Park Slope Brooklyn brownstone. It mixes industrial with rustic, making it modern yet homely. Jules (Hathaway) and Ben (De Niro) spark up an unlikely friendship as a result of a senior intern programme at Jules's company - online fashion store About The Fit. Definitely worth a watch: 

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Alicia Florrick's Dining Room: The Good Wife

1. Botanical prints, £20 each.

2. Chandelier, £331.60.

3. Wall lights, £43.20 and £16.

4. Two seater sofa, £549.

5. Cushion fabric, £33.50/m.

6. Mahogany dining table.

7. Mahogany dining chairs.

8. Rug, £161.49.

9. Table lamp, £85. 

10. Floor, £34.58/sq m.

The Good Wife is a legal and political drama series set in Chicago, which follows the life and career of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies). The series kicked off in 2009 with Alicia's husband, Peter (Chris Noth), State's Attorney of Cook County Illinois, being involved in a sex and corruption scandal - and faces jail time. Alicia must now provide for her family, so returns to work as a litigator in a law firm. Now in its seventh and final series, I'm sure going to miss it - not just for the clever storylines but Alicia's seriously sophisticated Chicago apartment. No matter what her day's been like, the last thing she does is relax with a glass of red in her kitchen.

Here's a recap of Season 1 for all those who love it as much as I do (if you haven't watched it before and plan to, maybe give this a swerve as it gives a fair amount away!):

If you love The Good Wife, you'll love Scandal, too.

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Olivia Pope's Living Room: Scandal

1. Orange TreesNancy Crawford.

2. Mother of pearl inlay mirror, £319.

3. Nantucket Gray paint, $69.99/gallon (UK: Dulux colour match).

4. Touch lamp, £40.

5. Velvet cushion, £12.

6. Sofa, £699.

7. Side table, £249.

8. Glass bowl vase, £2.80.

9. Rattan tissue box cover, £37.

10. Cushion, £41.

TV series Scandal is known as much for its style as its storyline. Kerry Washington leads as Olivia Pope - former White House Communications Director turned crisis management business owner. For the full synopsis, trailer and complementary wine / loungewear - check out this Vino Couch Remote post. Why not also grab some popcorn, a large glass of red (Pope-style) and have a giggle at these bloopers from season 4:

For more living room style ideas, check out my Living Room board on Pinterest.

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Meryl Streep's Kitchen: It's Complicated

1. Pendant lamp, £22.

2. Natural bamboo blind, £4.50.

3. Copper saucepan, £15.

4. Copper frying pan, £49.50.

5. Cake stand, £29.99.

6. Cake stand, £84.95.

7. Sussex trug, £23.99.

8. Water jug, £2.

9. Bar stool, £154.99 (set of 2).

10. Fabric, £20/m.

It's Complicated has to be my number one go-to film for its story and style. As with all Nancy Meyers films, the home sets are incredible - from the colour schemes and signature pieces to the little treasures that tell you more about her characters. Meryl Streep, as always, delivers an amazing performance as successful businesswoman, mother and divorcee - Jane Adler. After drunkenly reigniting the spark with her ex-husband - Jake (Alec Baldwin) - who happens to have married the woman he left her for after 20 years of marriage, Jane soon yo-yos between guilt and feeling like a loved-up teenager. The film unfolds into a love triangle involving architect Adam (Steve Martin), while Jane's three grown-up children play peace keepers. This film is perfect for all generations who are in need of a giggle (not to mention home decor inspiration):

Love Nancy Meyers films too? Take a look at more ScreenStyles from Something's Gotta Give & The Holiday.

 

Christmas Movie Night

Food & drink ideas to accompany my favourite festive films:

1. Elf. As a salute to Buddy's passion for sugar and respect for the 'world's best cup of coffee', rustle up some gingerbread lattes and combine with cotton candy cupcakes.

2. Home Alone. Truly embrace this John Hughes classic with Fuller-inspired Pepsi and takeaway pizza (but try not to get into a fight if all the plain cheese has gone...).

3. Love Actually. Join Colin Frissell for a Budweiser in Wisconsin as all his dreams come true, while nibbling on a biscuit with the Prime Minister.

4. The Muppet Christmas Carol. Beat away Ebenezer Scrooge's frostiness with some warming mulled wine and brownies fresh out the oven (complete with strawberry santa hats - of course).

5. The Grinch. Add a sour note to Christmas like the Grinch with a whisky sour and sour apple jelly bellys.

6. Father Christmas. Put your feet up with Raymond Briggs's much-loved grumpy Santa with a 'blooming' British cuppa and Christmas pud.

7. The Holiday. Welcome in the New Year with Iris, Amanda and fellas at the end of this festive Nancy Meyers flick with fizz and canapés.

8. The Family Stone. Get drunk with Meredith on Dos Equis as she retreats to O'Malleys after a heated debate with the Stone family. - Then make it up to them with homemade strata (best enjoyed on a plate rather than the floor...).

Why not try some of these ideas during your next Christmas movie night? It's all about the little elevations to everyday homelife that makes things that little bit more special.

For more ScreenStyle inspiration, find out how to get Kate Winslet's country cottage
living room look from 'The Holiday'.

Diane Keaton's Living Room: Something's Gotta Give

1. Leaf cushion in Crewel fabric, £90.36/m.

2. French ticking linen fabric, £45/m.

3. Decorative shells, £1.99.

4. Hurricane lantern vase, £22.

5. Stripe rug, £378.

6. Ottoman, £213.99.

7. Gold tray, £30.

8. Cream sofa, £649.

9. Artificial hydrangea, £30.

10. Decorative conch shell, £5.45.

John Lewis is a great place to start if you love this Hamptons-meets-Paris look. Here are some of my favourite pieces:

Diane Keaton plays dramatist Erica Barry who loves strolling along the beach collecting white pebbles for her Hampton home in between script writing. She adores all things French so styles her home by combining nautical accents with crisp white French classics. Everything's stylish and in order - until ultimate bachelor Harry (Jack Nicholson) turns up, has a heart attack in her home and is sofa-bound. It's a hilarious love story with amazing decor: a classic Nancy Meyers flick.  

The soundtrack makes the best Sunday morning kitchen music.
Best enjoyed with a coffee and croissant.

 

A Night of Hocus Pocus

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I'm not the best at watching scary movies. I spend most of the time with my eyes shut wishing I'd opted for a rom-com (I know - I'm rubbish). From a young age, I've always enjoyed the lighter side to Halloween - parties, Trick-or-Treating, fancy dress - it's a great way to welcome in the darker nights. With that in mind, I turned to my favourite childhood Halloween movie for some party decor inspiration: HOCUS POCUS!

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Released in 1993, re-watching it is extremely nostalgic for my sister and me. Sarah Jessica Parker is by far the funniest character, with a hilarious Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy joining her to make up the 3 Sanderson Sisters. A young Thora Birch also joins the cast, alongside Omri Katz (from Eerie Indiana fame). 

 

HOCUS POCUS PARTY NIGHT-IN

Invite some friends over (ideally those who remember the film or love all things '90s) crack open the Smirnoff Ice (another blast from the past), put on your fancy dress item (to get you into the spirit!) and enjoy the softer side to All Hallows' Eve:

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 OK, so I couldn't find a 'black flame candle' but this was the closest I could get! Dress up as Binx the cat, Midler's Winifred Sanderson or opt for berry lips like Sarah Jessica Parker.

OK, so I couldn't find a 'black flame candle' but this was the closest I could get! Dress up as Binx the cat, Midler's Winifred Sanderson or opt for berry lips like Sarah Jessica Parker.

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 Scatter flameless tealights on your coffee table to add atmosphere. Top up popcorn buckets with bright orange Wotsits to add some colour.

Scatter flameless tealights on your coffee table to add atmosphere. Top up popcorn buckets with bright orange Wotsits to add some colour.

 Give your guests individual mini pumpkins filled with black and orange jelly beans.

Give your guests individual mini pumpkins filled with black and orange jelly beans.

 Vampire fang sweets: A nod to Max's dad in the film, who dresses as Dracula for the all-nighter party...

Vampire fang sweets: A nod to Max's dad in the film, who dresses as Dracula for the all-nighter party...

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 It's not a party without some bunting. If you have a mantelpiece, use it to display  spray-gold pumpkins  and flameless candles. If you have a black cat, add it here too as a subtle salute to the character Thackery Binx...

It's not a party without some bunting. If you have a mantelpiece, use it to display spray-gold pumpkins and flameless candles. If you have a black cat, add it here too as a subtle salute to the character Thackery Binx...

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 ... Unless you have your very own real-life Binx aka Mog. (N.B. tealights are flameless! - I never use tealights during parties, not worth the worry.)

... Unless you have your very own real-life Binx aka Mog. (N.B. tealights are flameless! - I never use tealights during parties, not worth the worry.)

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 Candy Duty: A nod to Allison's "Candy Duty" in the film where she has to monitor a huge cauldron of candy before abandoning it to help stop the Sanderson Sisters.

Candy Duty: A nod to Allison's "Candy Duty" in the film where she has to monitor a huge cauldron of candy before abandoning it to help stop the Sanderson Sisters.

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SHOP THE LOOK

What better way to end than with my favourite scene from the film - the Sanderson Sisters putting a musical spell on Salem:

If you want to add some (not so spooky) pumpkins to your home this Halloween, take a look at more pumpkin decoration ideas here

Kate Winslet's Rosehill Cottage in 'The Holiday'

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1. Floral curtain fabric, £15/m.

2. White Moroccan lantern, £19.99.

3. Shabby chic cabinet, £980. 

4. Floral armchair, £536.20.

5. Drum coffee table tutorial.

6. Linen cotton loveseat, £760.

7. Blue damask throw, £29.99.

8. Deep teal ottoman, £459.

9. Rattan tray, £79.

10. Stripe stair runner, £29.99m2 .

House of Fraser's Shabby Chic range is one of my favourites for getting the country cottage look:

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If you haven't watched The Holiday, here's a trailer (definitely worth watching in the lead-up to Christmas, on the sofa, hot chocolate/wine in-hand:

And if that didn't get you in the mood for all things festive, take a look at some Christmas home inspiration on my Christmas Pinterest board.