“Something” in the kitchen

Posted by Matt Brooke on May 21, 2013

Some design ideas seem to strike the right cord at just the right time.  Anyone who actively follows interior design trends (or motion pictures) will remember Something’s Got to Give, the romantic comedy with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson.  The movie was written by Nancy Meyers, who has had her hand in other great “house movies” like It’s Complicated, The Holiday, The Parent Trap, and Father of the Bride. The set in this film seemed to capture the essence of refreshed refinement, not to stuffy, not to slouchy and produced many a wish list for homeowners gazing at their own spaces and hoping for more.  Architectural Digest documented the home in one of their issues. We were lucky enough to help one set of homeowners design and build their own “Something’s Got to Give Kitchen”.


The kitchen was part of a large scale renovation to an existing Druid Hills home.  The wish list for the space, particular the kitchen, was to use materials and employ trim and construction details that evoked a classic style with a fresh outlook. We started with the crisp pallet similar to the movie set. White custom cabinets with a flat recessed panel are the base while soapstone counters provide a punctuation mark of color.  The classic subway tiles, soothing paint colors, and family friendly island round out the look.


Inspiration for the next home trend can be found any where, even the next trip to the theater.