Thursday, December 31, 2009

ANNECHOVIE IN "IT'S COMPLICATED"



It was a thrill to see my "Orange Chair Silhouette on Aqua" print featured in the new Nancy Meyers film "It's Complicated". It appears in the INFAMOUS guest bathroom scene that took place at Lauren and Harley's cottage during the graduation party.


Last March I received a message from someone identifying themselves as a set designer for an "untitled" Nancy Meyers film that was in production. They wanted to purchase 2 prints from my Etsy shop that had been specifically requested by Nancy Meyers herself and have them overnighted in time for Nancy's final walk through on the set before filming. Honestly, at first, I thought someone was trying to scam me! Turns out, after emailing back and forth, it was the REAL deal and I sent the prints off to Universal Studios in Brooklyn and they forwarded me the legal release forms to sign, etc.

I have been a fan of Nancy's work for years and remember my borderline obsessive study of the interiors in "Father of the Bride" back in the 90's when I was still a teenager. The fact that she would request any of my work for one of her films was a real honor, to say the least. I was excited, but know from past experience how these things can go, so didn't really think my print(s) would make it into the actual final cut. After 9 months and having almost forgotten about it, I was contacted a week or so ago by a lifestyle editor friend in Washington DC who didn't know anything about me sending in my prints. She had seen the film and thought she recognized my work on the set. This email was followed by several others from various people and so I thought it was time I should see for myself. Sure enough, it did end up in the second half of the movie in the infamous bathroom scene involving, ahem, some reefers and a few people stuffed into a very small space (it appears directly behind Meryl Streep in the scene). This is one instance where giving someone the benefit of the doubt and cooperating certainly paid off in a big way! I want to thank Nancy and her production team for including my work as a tiny part of one of her signature "beyond fabulous" sets. You can buy the exact same print here.
I'd like to wish you a safe, joy-filled, prosperous and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

101 comments:

The Sound of Lace said...

That is SO neat, congrats!

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MaryBeth said...

I saw the movie this weekend and your print is extremely noticeable. Smack between 2 heads. Congratulations, you are now a star. xo, MB

Dylana said...

I saw this movie on Christmas! It was amazing! I coudnt stop laughing! best movie this year i think!

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Pink Martini said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful and you must be thrilled. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. :)

nameisgrace said...

wow congratulations!!! that is so awesome!

Cote de Texas said...

OMG~~~~!!!!
I saw the movie and am ashamed and furious that I didn't see the print! Now I want to go again just to see it!!!! I can't believe I missed it, but I am so excited for you - NM has the best taste and this is certainly an affirmation for your wonderful work. Congratulations Anne!!!!!!
Joni

Debra said...

I just knew it when I saw that chair! I was about squealing out of my seat and trying to be considerate and quiet at the same time. Congrats Anne!

Marnie said...

Anne - I am so excited for you - I went to see the movie the other night and spotted your print immediately - i meant to write to you promptly to ask if it was yours - I was sure it was - but remember that print I spotted somewhere else many months ago and we had a long chat back and forth about it....
this is FANTASTIC...happy new year and may this little orange chair be recognized by all!

DoxaHome.com said...

WOW, that is so cool, congratulations!!!! The belle of Bonita;)

Happy New Year!

Jaime

DoxaHome.com said...

You will have to request a still shot for your blog!

Jaime

Taylor said...

wowzers! what an honor! i am so excited for you!

ACL said...

I saw this last week and recognized your work instantly! I purchased a ginger jar print earlier this year and I love it... now Ms. Meyers may have inspired me to pick up a chair print as well! Congratulations and Happy New Year!
ACL

hello gorgeous said...

That's excellent news! I, too, saw the movie and didn't see your print probably because I was laughing so hard. I'll see the movie again and look for it.

She does have great taste, doesn't she?

kelly lautenbach said...

THAT is thrilling! :) Congratulations. I enjoy your work in my home every day... thanks for creating it.

Kara said...

ANNE!!! Holy cow! I am NOT surprised, but am SO excited for you. I hope the Lord orbits your work to the moon! I am still reading your blog. You are a special person and good things will happen for you. I am so glad I haven't seen the movie yet, I am now going to look for it!!
xx
Kara
(Steel Mags)

domestikatedlife said...

Congratulations! What a great way to end the year!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great first photo! Happy New Year! ;))

Karena said...

I am going to the movie this week and will look for your art. Super congrats! Anne, very exciting!

Jo said...

This is fabulous ~ congratulations! Now I MUST see the movie ;)

Jo

Christy said...

Well that is certainly exciting Anne! Yippee! How cool - I can't wait to see the movie and shriek with delight when I see your print! hehe!

Happy New Year!!!

Jacqueline said...

Oh Anne,
That is brilliant. You must be so excited.
When I see the film I'm going to tell everyone....and that I won the famous Anne's giveaway !!!!
I'm so delighted for you. I would be telling everyone in the street if it was me.
Have a wonderful 2010, Anne with lots more excitement. With much love. XXXX

The Matters of Style Girls said...

Wow, congrats! Wish I had known to keep an eye out before seeing the movie- now I need to see it again!!!

Katie said...

I KNEW IT!!!!!!! I thought I spied it while too busy laughing :) That's awesome! Nancy Meyers is incredible.

a. said...

That is AWESOME! I tried to see it and sadly it was sold out so I'm trying again this weekend. I'm so glad I know to look for it!

Happy New Year!

Velvet and Linen said...

Congratulations. Just saw the movie yesterday and loved it. Thank you for giving me a wonderful excuse to see it again!
Happy New Year.

xo
Brooke

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Hi Anne!
We are going to see it tonight so I will stand up and cheer when I see your chair print......fabulous news!Have the most onderful New Year and the absolute best in 2010 ~xo

Mona said...

Congrats Anne! Happy New Year!!

JMW said...

How exciting! I love Nancy Meyers' films. I first watch them for the storyline, then I watch them again for the set decor. :) I'll be sure to look for your prints when I see this film. Happy New Year!

::levina:: said...

that is so awesome! congratulations...i still have to watch that movie and will definitely keep an eye out for your print in the scene...happy new year. wishing you tons of more success.

TheOldPostRoad said...

How COOL! That is wonderful!
Congrats and Happy New Year!
-Trish

Sarah said...

How exciting!!! I wanted to see this movie and now I want to see it even more!! : ) Congrats and happy new year!!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Wow Anne! That's amazing! And absolutely deserved. Nice work.

my favorite and my best said...

that kicks a ton of ass. i can't wait to see it and now be on the look out for it. congrats anne.
xoj

la la Lovely said...

Congratulations!!! That is super cool! Now I'm going to have to make sure I see the movie just for that reason!
Happy New Year!!!
xx Trina

Katherine Lee said...

that's so exciting! you're a star! so happy. hope you have a wonderful new year my dear!

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I DID notice it. I did, I did!!!! Congratulations and Happy New Year!

Porchlight Interiors said...

Congrats Anne! I can't wait to see this movie and will definitely be looking out for your print when I do! Happy New Year! Tracey xx

Lara Harris said...

How AWESOME!! Anne! :) I will be looking for that now when I go see that movie!What a great way to start off 2010! Continued blessings to you and yours!

Chic Provence, A Way of Life said...

Very cool! congratulations, I will look for it when I (finally!) see the movie.....your work was definitely featured in the one I just saw..Avatar!!!

Happy New Year!

Kit

Stacy said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! So exciting! Congrats!

Ideezine said...

Great way to enter another year with continued high lights.
Congrats....Happy New Year!

Bette

So Haute said...

I saw the movie on Tues and totally recognized the print! Was so excited for you! Congrats!!

Renae said...

Anne,
Congratulations! How very exciting and wonderful for you. Well deserved Girl!
Blessings to you for a fab 2010!
xo

Style Court said...

Congrats again Anne! Happy 2010!

C

Modern Girl Style said...

I love Nancy Meyer's films and I totally love your art & blog--so I did what a sensible girl on New Year's Day does, I bought it!!! What a totally beautiful picture!! Congratulations to you and I can't wait for my print to arrive in the mail. HAPPY NEW YEAR'S!!!!!

Cheers, Kamela
http://www.moderngirlstyle.com

Melanie said...

How wonderful that is for you. I will keep my eyes peeled when I go see the movie. Congrats!

Daisy's Mercantile said...

Saw the movie last night and sure enough there was your artwork! How fun is that?

Lisa said...

You are a star! So glad now that i haven't seen the film. Will be sure to look for it Anne.
What a way to ring in the new year. I think you are off to a great start in 2010.
xoxo Lisa

the.neo.lifestyle said...

Congrats. I always loved your little pieces of art.

Happy New Year!!!


David

Averill said...

Congrats, Anne! This just further solidifies my opinion that Meyers' sets are the best designed/decorated in the industry.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

How fantastic! Congratulations!!
On another happy note...I bought one of your Queen Elizabeth silhouettes last year for Christmas, and thought it had been lost in a box that never made it to Brazil. I was thrilled to find it while staying at my parent's house THIS Christmas! It had slipped under a chest of drawers - yippee!!!
Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

When I saw the film on Christmas Day, and after following your blog for the past year or so, I thought I recognized your work on the wall of the set! So glad to see that I was right. Congratulations!!! I can fully understand why you might have thought the request was a scam - so glad you took a chance!

Anonymous said...

From jlonit: This is fantastic news - three cheers for Anne.

I have 4 prints from you which i bought when your sale was on last year (or maybe the year before?). Anyway, the movie doesn't open in Sydney until 7 January. I won't be able to concentrate on the movie because I'll be looking for your print!

Sarah said...

Wow! Congratulations Anne! you are a fabulous artist and very deserving of this! I will have to see the movie and now that I am working again, I will finally be able to purchase some of your work!!

The Bauble Nest said...

Most sincere congratulations to you Anne. I have followed your career and I am so pleased for you!!!!!!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Congratulations Anne!! That is so exciting. I can't wait to see the movie and watch for it. On a side note I somehow got on your google page and LOVE that you love the movie Waking Ned Devine. One of my all time favorites. I saw it in the theatres in NYC three times.
Happy New Year.

Heather said...

Congratulations! I saw the film tonight, and was just clicking on your blog to let you know how excited I was to recognize it in the movie!

kp said...

Wow Anne! I am so excited for you. That is so amazing. Happy New Year! :) kristin

pve design said...

Anne-
Awesome!
pve

Ivy Lane said...

Very exciting! I must go see the movie this weekend! Planning to go tomorrow!

Congratulations Anne!

Happy New Year!

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Wow, that is fantastic news. Wish I'd known before I saw the movie. Congratulations to you and a fabulous New Year to you and yours!!
Kirsten

A-M said...

Still hasn't opened here in Australia. Dying to see it! Congratulations! A-M xx

Raru said...

So happy for you Anne!!!
Wish you much more success in 2010 :))) love and health :)))
xoxo,
Raru

SeaWorthy said...

OMG!
I TOTALLY saw that movie this weekend, and VERY MUCH noticed your print in the guest bath..a-hem.
Congrats!!!!!!
You rock it.

Material Girls- Emily said...

Omg- I saw this movie last night and I turned to my sister and said-I think that is one of the artist blogger's I know, chair prints!! She had no idea what I was talking about, but I was sure I had seen your print in the background. I told her that if it wasn't yours, it was surely someone who was copying your style! ha. I just realized that is the same print of the thank you card you once sent me. So CONGRATS that is truly amazing!!

IRENE said...

Happy New Year, Anne!
what great news you are sharing today! May 2010 bring you more happy moments to your heart's desire.

fashionable palette said...

What an honor...and so deserved. Congrats!

red ticking said...

dear anne
FABULOUS and i am soooo happy for you... what a complete thrill... would love to meet nancy she is amazing... blessings to you this year... and this was a HUGE one!!! (last year into this year!) he he x pam

Lexy said...

thats awesome! can't wait to see it!

Style Redux 2 said...

I saw it with my daughter and I whispered to her-"I know that artist and have several of her pieces." It made a wonderful movie even more special for me. Congratulations!

pve design said...

Anne-
I was feeling well enough yesterday to venture out to a
full house and I loved seeing your happy art there in that fun scene. I must say, it felt so good to laugh.
I loved the movie!
woop woop!
pve

melanie said...

Happy New Year! I was just visiting to tell you I saw the movie and the print! I was so tickled - and happy for you. Awesome!

sophie dahy designs said...

How very exciting, Anne! I LOVE my "Keep Calm" poster and am going to try to follow that advice this year!

Leigh Anne said...

so exciting! josh and i are hoping to see the movie soon. love you!

Southern Aspirations said...

Oh, Anne that is so awesome! I'm SO happy for you!!!

sarah said...

Shut up!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!
xoxo

Cristin said...

That is great! Congrats!

xo,
cristin

thebubbreport said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I haven't seen it yet, but her movies have the BEST sets. There was a wonderful article about her in the NYTimes magazine over the holidays that included how obsessive she is about sets. What an honor to be chosen by her!

ParisBreakfasts said...

BRAVO Anne!
I saw the movie on the 31st too!
Well deserved exposure to be sure!
Carolg

Boxwood Terrace said...

Wow, that is so exciting for you and must have been such a thrill!Congratulations!

Topsy Turvy said...

Anne, I saw the movie this past weekend, noticed the print, and thought it looked like your work. So glad to find out that it is – you must be thrilled!
–Lana

Kwana said...

Woo Hoo!!! How cool is that? Obviously they know talent. I'm so happy for you and to think I have a chair print hanging in my house. I'm sooo happy.

Like you I obsessed over Father of the Bride. To this day it is still one of my TOP movie houses. I fell in love with it instantly.

Congratulations!

Renee Finberg said...

this is the most amazing thing.
i am so happy for you.
and proud of you!!
what a fabulous accomplishment.

xxx happy new year.
i know it will be a good one for you.

La Dolfina said...

Congrats on being featured in "It's Complicated". How fabulous are you!
Truly, that is really cool.
I adore that movie and have seen it twice! I think it's fabulous that your artwork is shown in possibly the best scene in the movie.
I just adored Alec Baldwin and John Krazinski in it. I think they stole the movie!!!
I hope it's the first of many movies you're in...so to speak :)
xo
Terri

Elk said...

Congrats, its definitely a wonderful achievement and whhen I get round to seeing the movie I'll keep my eyes peeled

Thank You For Asking said...

I love Nancy Meyers. I loved the movie, and that scene is my absolute favorite. Congratulations!

Mariss said...

That is amazing! Congratulations on an unexpected dream come true :)

Visual Vamp said...

Ditto everything being said!
I meant to write you earlier...I saw the movie and applauded when I saw your print! You're a movie star!!!!
How fab for you.
xo xo

QueenBeeSwain said...

how terribly, incredibly exciting is this?! can't wait to see all the rest that you have in store! so proud of you!

xoox

kHm

Harwell Photography said...

Congratulations!! Well Deserved!
The first of many silver screen gems. I smell a Oscar!

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

So exciting Anne!!
Just great... I can't wait to look for it in the movie. Brava!! ox Barbara

Anna said...

I live in Romania, I've seen the "coming soon" trailer of the movie, and now I will definitely go to see your print. :) Congratulations! Must feel very good. :)

Chairloom said...

ANNE!!!!!! I knew it! I saw the movie recently & I saw your print in the bathroom!!!!! SO COOL!!!!!!!!

I wish a set designer would call me!!!!!!

Hope you are well,

Molly
chairloom.com

A Perfect Peach said...

Congrats!

Agnes and Co. - All Things Home said...

That is wonderful! I love your work, and now I'm going to go and watch the movie just to look for your print....!

www.agnesandco.com

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Wohoo! Congrats!!

Kristin said...

That is so incredible. Congrats!!

Brandie said...

This is so cool! I immediately spotted your work when I saw the movie and I didn't even know to look for it. Congratulations!

3 Peanuts said...

Anne,

COngratulations!! That is AWESOME!!! I love the orange chair! I am so thrilled for you. What an honor and you definitely deserve it!

LindsB said...

I'm finally watching the movie right now and I almost died when I saw the print in the bathroom I was so excited- congrats on such a great accomplishment!!

Julye said...

I have been looking so long for that painting - very glad I found it!!!!

 
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