Movie House Roundup

I don’t have a section for this on the blog but over the years I’ve found a lot of my interior inspiration has come from films. Now more than ever beautiful interiors and film sets are taking centre stage in cinema. Trawling through my archives I thought I would share some interiors that have featured on the blog over the years.

Liberal Arts


Most recently I fell in love with the film’s location set on a quintessential American University campus with green and sprawling lawns dotted with historic buildings designed to inspire learning. The characters exist within light and airy dorm-rooms painted in pastel hues and decked out with bright accessories from the likes of Urban Outfitters. Charming coffee houses with tartan seats, sparkling bookshops and clean student bars all populate this nostalgic world. We also get a look inside the on-campus homes of professors piled with books and art and have a mid-century, arts and crafts vibe. Read More Here.

Anna Karenina


This film was simply mesmerising. Directed by Joe Wright [Atonement and Pride and Prejudice] it felt risky and ambitious, unconventionally shot against more than 100 lush theatre backdrops that slide up and down and in and out of every scene allowing the action to move fluidly through various settings… Read More Here.

This Is 40


There is nothing quite like a big sprawling family home in a Hollywood blockbuster to add to a film’s feel good factor. The house is as important to the longevity of a film as the storyline – cases in point; Father of The Bride [classic American charm], Practical Magic [New England witchy-ness], It’s Complicated [Meryl’s dream Ranch], You’ve Got Mail [Meg Ryan’s New York Brownstone]… Read More Here.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

Sigh. I have always always loved New England, The East Coast – the magical draw of the watery landscape, its cookie cutter seaside charm and rich history. This time last year I was there – being chased up to the tip of a storm smouldered Cape Cod by Hurricane Irene – seeing the Cape in all its natural raw glory and then a glorious glittering calm after the storm… Read More Here.

The Help

The Help

A perfect Sunday film watched from under my blanket on the sofa… I loved the sugary sweet set and styling… at such odds to the subject matter, but for that very reason so moving. The film was was just as beautiful and gripping as the book – we reviewed the book here too… Read More Here.

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road

Each scene from this mesmerising film is a quiet masterpiece, and I fell in love with the elegant decor of the the 1950’s cookie cutter homes…my favourite scenes were the stunning and peaceful ones without any people in… Read More Here.

Jane Eyre


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Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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