Mr. & Mrs. Smith: Classic all American façade covers hidden gems inside
10 years after it’s release, we still covet the sumptuous interiors created by Victor Zolfo
Adecade has passed since the release of Mr & Mrs Smith, and still the interior of their house makes us drool! And at the end of the film, seeing it destroyed, still makes us weep! From the outside John & Jane’s house is classic all American, just like the main characters. However, the traditional façade hides a surprising interior that is luxurious, sumptuous, glamorous and decadent. Multi award winning set decorator Victor Zolfo, weaves his magic to create a (as he puts it) “lavishly decorated home that stole so many scenes in Mr & Mrs Smith”.
One of the key aspects of the design that stands out is the spectacular lighting throughout the house. The eye-catching feature light over the dining table is like a shower of shimmering opulence composed of cascading crystal beads. These lights are the Cascade Luminaire line and come from the Kentfield Collection at Boyd Lighting.
Boyd Lighting developed this range of extremely luxurious and glamorous lighting to appeal to the niche residential market but its huge appeal has seen it reach much further than this. Since its launch, it has been hugely successful winning many awards including Best of NeoCon, GOOD DESIGN, Best of Year by Interior Design Magazine. We also love the multi glass ball light pendant in the living room. This is the stunning Estelle 19 Clear Glass Ball Pendant Light by Nuevo and is available through Wayfair.
In the kitchen, where Jane keeps her stash of weapons in one of the double ovens, the opulent mosaic tiles are truly fabulous. Made from iridescent glass they add glamour and sophistication contrasting with the coolness of the stainless steel. The kitchen and bathroom both have much more of a contemporary feel, which contrasts wonderfully against the rest of the house.
John and Jane also have some gems in their respective workplaces. In John’s secret shipping container office, he has a rare Scoop Chair designed in the middle of the last Century by the Carter Brothers. While Jane opts for much more modern office furniture with the Freedom Office chairs and stools by Humanscale.
Following its release way back in 2005, Mr. & Mrs. Smith became famous for two reasons. The first being the much whispered-about affair between the two leading actors and the second was the gorgeous classic American home. It was the feature of countless interior design articles and blog posts in the following months and years. It definitely made an impression on me and I loved going back and watching it again. The interiors are as relevant today as they were over a decade ago. The production design team of Victor J. Zolfo and Jeff Mann did such a good job it is actually difficult to watch this beautiful house get destroyed.
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