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?
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?
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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).