The Chic Set Design of The Intern


Over the weekend, I finally had a chance to watch The Intern. I had been hearing about it long before it came out because my dear friend, Mark Sikes collaborated with Nancy Meyers on the set design. Nancy is well known for the iconic sets featured in her movies. The houses in Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It’s Complicated are still among my favorite in set design, so I knew that if Nancy and Mark were combining their talents on The Intern, the results would be fabulous. Not only did I enjoy the movie itself, I could not take my eyes off of Anne Hathaway’s character, Jules’s chic Brooklyn townhouse and office. I love that the design wass done in a striking palette of black, white, and gray and that each space features a stylish mix of furnishings and details from a variety of periods. The result is eclectic, yet edited enough to feel truly timeless.


{The kitchen features shaker-style, gray cabinetry, Carrara marble countertops, open shelving in a rustic wood finish, and classic white subway tile.}


{The living room and dining room area marry traditional elements like the original fireplace and gilded mirror above it with mid-century pieces like the Hoffman dining chairs and a modern Lindsey Adelman chandelier.}

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{A Gallery Wall and Refined Mix of Furnishings in Jules’s Living Room}


{A Scene from the movie featuring Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro}


{The offices are supposedly housed in an old phone book factory. The new iteration is open, with collaborative work spaces. The lounge area features low-slung, modern sofas, Madeline Weinrib pillows, and a graphic, black and white striped rug.}


{True to millennial, start-up form, Jules’s office is right amongst the work spaces of her employees.}

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{Photography via Architectural Digest}

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  1. I have not seen this movie and I love both Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro. But, those sets must certainly steal the show. They look modern yet as comfortable as a pair of well-worn slippers.

  2. Thanks for the kitchen photos, LOVED this movie. I’ve tried for some time to get photos of Margaret Thatcher’s kitchen – The Iron Lady – which was shown right at the end of the movie. It was really special. Any thoughts?
    Love your blog, thanks so much!

  3. Oh my goodness, YES! Eric and I watched this last night and the sets were amazing! That Kitchen was to die for..the whole brownstone was gorgeous, and we loved her room at the Fairmont San Fran.
    Thanks for sharing! So fun!