Nancy Meyers Films: How to Achieve the Trending Interior Style

Filmmaker Nancy Meyers has been producing feel good films like: The Holiday, and Its Complicated and Somethings Gotta Give for decades now, however, it’s the charming interior design featured in her films that has recently sent people into a nostalgic frenzy. Pinterest searches for ‘Nancy Meyers aesthetic’ have peaked in the last week and TikTok has clocked up a huge 14.5 million videos tagged with ‘Nancy Meyers Interior Design’.

The interiors in Nancy Meyers’ nineties and noughties movies can usually be identified by their sophistication, comfortability, and the timeless elegance that defines her signature, iconic style. The homes in the likes of The Parent TrapIt’s Complicated and The Holiday feel welcoming, warm and charming so it’s no surprise that people are keen to replicate the aesthetic in their own homes.

For those craving comfort with a dose of sophistication, Victoria Foster, interior stylist at ScS explains what defines the Nancy Meyers aesthetic and shares ways to recreate it in your home.

Neutral with a pop of colour

“One of the key signifiers of a Nancy Meyers’ home is her use of colour. The feel of the homes in her films is always relaxed, yet sophisticated and elegant. That’s largely due to the neutrality of the colour schemes – leaning into beige, white and black, especially in living room set ups.

“This style also uses texture through wood and stone features, contrasted with thick carpets and shiny hardware to add interest to the space, along with pops of colour through accessories. Even these subtle additions of colour add a touch of classic charm – think buttery yellows, cornflower blues and warm browns.

“For those looking to recreate the scheme, keep your bigger pieces of furniture neutral; such as sofas, armchairs and coffee tables. Add warm colours through your accessories – a striped or plush rug against a hard floor and a pop of colour at the windows with curtains or a roman blind are all Nancy Meyers film staples.

Comfort and cosiness

“Another element of Meyers’ interiors is the emphasis on comfort. Her spaces feel warm and lived in, welcoming the viewer in. Kitchen spaces are family orientated and have lots of seating options – usually a breakfast bar, dining table and added armchairs – offering different zones for getting comfortable and spending quality time together. Pendant lighting is also a common feature in the kitchens, which gives a soft glow that feels welcoming. 

“The layout of living rooms in these movies is often quite traditional. In my opinion the Meyers’ hallmark is two matching cream two-seater or three-seater sofas, parallel or intersecting each other and armchairs to close off the space. This setup can feel formal but the oversized furniture, soft hues and characterful accessories make the space feel cosy and intimate, creating the perfect setting for socialising.”

Attention to detail

“As a director, Nancy Meyers is known for paying attention to detail, so the style of the homes in the films are designed to be distinctive and personal. Adding pieces of furniture or accessories that relate to the character’s personality and interests is key. 

“These details are subtle but add interest to the room, for example Nicky Parker’s bottles of red wine on display in the kitchen in The Parent Trap nod to his vineyard and love of wine. The floor-to-ceiling bookcase in Iris’ cottage in The Holiday showcases her love of books and hints at her career as a journalist. Meryl Streep’s character in ‘It’s Complicated’ has doorless cupboards in her kitchen with crockery and cookware on display to emphasise her love of cooking.

“In the same way, you can show your personality and interests through your home. If you’re a lover of music, consider using a vintage instrument such as a guitar or saxophone as a decorative piece. Those who love to travel might use artwork to document their favourite destinations. Or, if you follow a sporting team, add touches of memorabilia to your home to create talking points with guests and create a truly personalised space.”

Victoria has shared her top product suggestions for getting the Nancy Meyers aesthetic below.

Living Pasadena Boucle Swivel Chair

RRP: £669.99

Colour Options: Coco Boucle Cream Fabric + 6 others

Dimensions: H70 x W115 x D105 cm

Embrace neutrality and timeless charm with the Pasadena boucle swivel chair. This premium textured fabric adds instant warmth and sophistication to any room. Encapsulating both form and function, the swivel feature allows users to effortlessly switch from conversations to TV with comfort. 

Living Pasadena Boucle 2 Corner 1 Right Hand Facing Chaise Sofa

RRP: £999

Colour Options: Coco Boucle Cream Fabric + 6 others

Dimensions: H76 x W166 x D215 cm

This sleek and modern style is both beautiful and comfortable, offering plush seating for the whole family. With its right hand chaise, the Pasadena sofa is both welcoming and versatile, enabling you to lounge in style.

Living Marshmallow Fabric Snuggle Chair

RRP: £699.99

Colour Options: Palermo Sky + 11 others

Dimensions: H95 x W123 x D112 cm

The Marshmallow snuggle chair is the perfect addition to a formal seating arrangement. An oversized frame, extra depth and plump upholstery give a relaxing and comfortable seating experience, whilst making living rooms or bedrooms feel homely.

Available in a variety of colours, this makes a beautiful accent chair or complementary seating option. 

Alto Moroccan Cream Rug

RRP: £159.99 

Dimensions: W120 x L170 cm

Pile height: 5 cm

The Alto Moroccan Cream Rug is luxuriously deep with a thick pile, providing the ultimate softness for your feet to sink into after a long day. Its pattern and versatile colours make it a perfect piece to add to both neutral and colourful interiors. 

Whether in a high-traffic hallway or at the foot of your bed, the Alto Rug will provide the perfect cosy addition to your home.

Corinthia 3 Light Aged Brass Ceiling Light

RRP: £74.99

Colour options available: Grey

Overall Drop Height (mm): 1510mm

Overall Width (mm): 1018mm

Material: Metal

This ceiling light offers a pendant style touch, which gives soft glow to any room. Finished in an aged nickel and gold metal finish, this ceiling light adds a touch of vintage charm to your home and would look right at home above a kitchen island or rectangular dining table 

To shop all products and for more home and interior inspiration, visit the ScS website.

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.