Kitchen Design

How to Steal the Look from 7 of Your Favorite Movie-Set Kitchens

Renderings from Amélie, Star Wars, Gone Girl, and more.

February 22, 2019
Photo by Rocky Luten

The Academy Awards are just a few days away, and new movies will cement their place in history by taking home Oscars. With all the buzz going on ahead of the show, we can’t help but reminisce about some of our favorite movies from years past...

A few years ago, we curated a round-up of some of the best movie kitchens, and we were honored to find out HomeAdvisor actually used it—along with other sources—to inspire some of these awesome 3-D renderings of iconic kitchens in film. From the quaint French kitchen in Amélie to the futuristic cooking area in Star Wars: A New Hope, these classic sets bring back lots of memories.

Scroll through, take notes, and be sure to let us know which one of these silver screen kitchens is your favorite.

The Sprawling Kitchen from Something’s Gotta Give

Is there such a thing as a kitchen island that’s too big? Be honest. Regardless of whether you think the island in this Hamptons home is excessive or just right, you can’t deny that the kitchen from Something’s Gotta Give was trend-setting. The white cabinets and black countertops are still a staple in modern design, and who wouldn’t love that amazing oven and range hood?

Photo by HomeAdvisor

Amélie’s Quaint French Kitchen

On the complete other end of the spectrum is the small, bright red kitchen from the classic French film Amélie. There’s just enough space for a stove and microwave, and who really needs more than that when there are so many amazing French restaurants waiting outside your door?

Photo by HomeAdvisor

The Lovely (Yet Dark) Kitchen from Gone Girl

If you can forget the grim actions that took place in this kitchen from Gone Girl, it really is a lovely room. The windows, glass-front cabinets, and stainless steel appliances are so classic, and the dark green countertops add a touch of personality to the space. It could, however, benefit from some homey touches to warm it up a bit...

Photo by HomeAdvisor

Charlotte York’s Spotless Sex and the City 2 Kitchen

It’s no secret that Sex and the City’s Charlotte York is a bit of a Type A personality, so it’s no surprise that she has such a pristine kitchen in her Park Avenue apartment. Everything is white from floor to ceiling—typical Charlotte—which looks beautiful, but honestly a bit daunting to keep clean. We absolutely love that the rendering is complete with the pink cupcakes from the scene in Sex and the City 2—anyone remember her matching apron?

Photo by HomeAdvisor

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Charming Retro Space

It’s not the most lavish kitchen ever seen on the big screen, but Holly Golightly’s little cooking space in Breakfast at Tiffany's is iconic nonetheless. Who could forget the scene where Audrey Hepburn makes dinner explode? And, of course, a rendering of this apartment wouldn’t be complete without Cat.

Photo by HomeAdvisor

The Cozy Family Kitchen from Practical Magic

Is this kitchen bewitching or what? The hearth-like stove is by far our favorite part of the Owens’ kitchen in Practical Magic, but the open cabinets and oversized sink definitely call to us, too. Despite the fact that this movie came out more than 20 years ago, its set still has a lot of desirable modern features.

Photo by HomeAdvisor

A Futuristic Cooking Space from Star Wars

In Star Wars: A New Hope, Luke Skywalker’s aunt and uncle live in a rugged, hut-like desert structure, and while the outside isn’t much to look at, the kitchen is simply fabulous, if we do say so ourselves. The entire room is made up of sleek lines and white cabinets, and we love how many little storage areas there are! Marie Kondo would definitely approve.

Photo by HomeAdvisor

These big-screen kitchens are all iconic in their own way, and we can’t wait to see which of this year’s Oscar winners grace future lists (our money is on the rustic, wood-clad kitchen from A Star Is Born).

Which movie set kitchen speaks to you? Let us know below!

Join the Conversation

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Camille
    Camille
  • Olivia
    Olivia
Comment

2 Comments

Camille February 26, 2019
Can I make a case for the often-destroyed kitchen of the Durrells in Corfu? I think it's got the highest number of animals out of any kitchens on the list, as well as a great big hearth-style stove!
 
Olivia February 23, 2019
To me, the most iconic movie kitchen is the one in It's Complicated, starring Meryl Streep. Everytime I re-watch it I feel like taking notes!