Monday, July 14, 2008

Movies Schmovies

{Home Theatre in Finland}

A client has chosen to add a home theatre...what a luxury!!

I'm a raging film buff so this is so up my alley. Not that I have one or that I know how to build one, but I know comfort and aesthetics. When it comes this category I so think like a man: "No such thing as a screen too big". Hmpf.

Of course we have an expert on board, but I'm having fun researching what's out there. And I'm getting so envious....oh, well.....someday or in my next life. Some friends recently bought an outdoor screen and they held a Vince Vaughn Movie Night last month. It inspired me and now I have one...have yet to find the time to throw a party to watch something fun and spectacular!

If you dream of a large screen or an in-home theatre, you'll enjoy the visuals!


{Ok, this guy is so out of control! CLick to enlarge and see the juice and gadgets going into this home set up....!}

{These next two are of a garage in Houston, TX that was transformed, along with the proud "parent"....}

Gee my outdoor theatre is starting to look humble and small!

Ok, on with the tour.....
For the Ultimate Star Wars buff (OH MY!)

For a client who wanted to bring the outdoors in...(Johnny Depp on the big screen in the comfort of your home....sigh again....)

And the creme de la creme of home theatres....prepare to gasp!


Country French Antiques said...

LA LUX at its best!
Enjoy working on this one!

High Desert Diva said...

Ok...I like the last one the best. Movies outdoors...very drive-in(ish).

Fun to research though, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Oh a luxury indeed! I would love to indulge in this and have parties surrounding a movies. I like the one that showed JDepp on the screen (Chocolat I believe). What fun. Lucky girl

Anonymous said...

you've got the best job I swear. so varied from the ultra expensive to the smallest of $6 finds. you get excited about it all. I just love that about you.

Anonymous said...

Wow you really get to do all the fun part of designing and then some! As a budding designer/business woman, you are such an inspiration to me and my friends!! You are not locked into any one thing (just a shop owner, etc). Your gift baskets are so incredible and then I read the Letter From the Editor in the latest issue of Romantic Homes and SHE was gushing over your creations, too. Can't wait for you to get your home published-why are you relunctant?
Thanks for inspiring this young designer, kathy! I just love that you have all this stuff going on and you were generous with your time to give me a phone interview for my class project.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful luxury. I would love to have friends over to throw a movie marathon party in our pajamas. But it won't be for me as I have a small NYC apt....I can dream

Anonymous said...

last one is unreal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Now that you've done the research, do me one!

Nikon said...

My favorite film is Casablanca :) Surely they'll let me in just for that!
I love those black leather chairs, too.
Thanks for your visit!

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

wowie! those are some very nice theaters :)
love your blog. thanks for stopping by mine!

Lisa & Alfie said...

Okay, I don't have to have that last one. I just need to be their neighbor. What an exciting concept and design. Have fun with yours!
Lisa & Alfie

Kathy said...

Lisa--You've got the BEST idea yet!
Never even thought that the best option would be to live next door to the side-building movie screen! You'd still have an amazing screen to view AND someone else would pay the electricity bill!!!!!!