Get Furniture Inspiration From These Top Movies
9 film-worthy pieces that will have you living like the stars
What do you do when you spot the object of your desire across a crowded movie theater? It wasn't a man that New York City-based interior decorator Robin Baron was eyeing—it was the opulent glass chandeliers in the movie Auntie Mame that she coveted. She was inspired to use a similar look in one of her design projects. "I wanted to simulate the same presence in this Upper West Side dining room and found this fabulous Scandinavian Post-War chandelier at Newel, a movie prop store. It gave the room more charisma."
If you're willing to pay the big bucks, decorative and fine-arts galleries, moonlighting as movie-furniture rental shops, like Newel, make it possible to own pieces featured in some of your favorite movies. Or you can simulate the look with one of our close-match finds.
There's no finer way to display your spirits than in crystal decanters housed in an English Victorian wood tantalus, like this one for $2,400 from the movie Arthur. We found this similar 17th-century set online. About $796, eBay.com
Filigree Folding Screen
Privacy shouldn't come at the expense of beauty, and neither is lost on this finely carved $4,250 folding teak screen. This screen is so popular it was placed on both the 1930s-inspired set of Cradle Will Rock and in Crocodile Dundee 2. The Carved Rena Screen from World Market offers the same artistic presence for less. About $200, World Market
What better symbol of power is there than this $5,500 roaring French Victorian bronze lion, placed defiantly on the set of the Academy Award–nominated American Gangster? And if you're a boss in your own right, a majestic replica, made from crafted bronze finish resin, is available to guard your empire. About $84, Wildlife Wonders
Scrolled Design Bed Frame
The design on this $6,000 late-19th-century open-scroll beechwood head- and footboard found in Pink Panther 2 is the cat's meow. But when Bob Mackie adds a similarly swirly rosewood-colored bed frame to his Signature Collection, not even Inspector Jacques Clouseau can stop this steal! About $1,840, Houzz.com
Carved Filigree Octagonal Table
What better accent piece for one of the perfect Stepford Wives (2004) than this authentic Burmese-style walnut octagonal table? Not to be duplicated, this 19th-century copper-topped side table will cost you $7,850. Just as perfect is this engraved-metal artisan table, made in Morocco. About $440, Houzz.com
Tufted and covered in damask fabric, this curvaceous English Regency recamier from Martin Scorcese's The Age of Innocence is $16,500. Just as tempting and sure to make the neighbors green with envy is this Savannah Chaise Lounge, gilded with a golden paisley design on a sea-mist jacquard background. About $1,150, Wayfair
Artwork takes center stage on the wall and on this art deco easel in Something's Gotta Give. This tall, dark, and handsome mahogany-wood tripod is adorned with a gilt floral design. This scene-stealer can be yours for $3,200, or spend less on the easel and more on your art with the Wayborn Gallery Easel. About $185, Wayfair