Hi all, how's things? I've been under the weather for the past week, so I spent the time planning and plotting the design of my new/revamped house. Like many millions of other die-hard fans, I fell in love with the film "Something's Gotta Give"... in particular, that stunning Hamptons home of Erica's. I've watched the DVD endlessly to savour every little morsel of the design....so many gorgeous details, I could go on for ever. But there are a few common elements that crop up again and again in my inspiration folders, that will definitely make their way into my plan.

1. Comfy white slipcovered sofas...and a blue and white striped rug

2. Windows...one of the most important features of a home, IMHO. Love these, complete with transoms (hello A-M!!)

3. White subway tiles, stainless appliances, feature lighting

4. This bedroom....quite perfect actually. I might change the windows for french doors, but that's about it.

all images courtesy of the wonderful Joni and Linda of Cote de Texas and Silver Screen Surroundings

I thought I'd found every post ever written on this house, so imagine how excited I was to stumble upon a floor plan, drafted by a fan and shared on Linda Merrill's fabulous blog, Silver Screen Surroundings. Although it's a fan's interpretation of the design, it's a pretty good one if you ask me. Pity there's not an actual plan from the movie set...if anyone manages to come across one, I'd love it if you'd share it!

Now, my design won't slavishly copy this house....as I mentioned in my previous post, I have lots of other design influences to incorporate. But really, they all have these elements in common, so I'm sure I can blend them all together and come up with something nice. Once I add a little quintessential Aussie beach house loveliness...


...and of course, not forgetting a little Ralph Lauren magic, into the mix....

...I think it could be rather special. I'm working on a floor plan of my own, so as soon as it's done I'll share it too.

Have a great week everyone,