Saturday, November 21, 2015

Living Large In Small Spaces - Rosehill Cottage

Is this cottage familiar to you?






Welcome to the fifty-eighth post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".


If you answered "yes" to the posed question, then you may know that this is Rosehill, Iris' cottage in the 2006 movie The Holiday. Although it's been shared on other blogs, I decided to feature it after Connie of Gosherd Valley Cottage sent me an email with an interior photo of Rosehill and asked if I "knew" it.

Actually, the lead photo isn't the exterior of an actual cottage. It's a shell constructed in Surrey, England for the movie. The interior cottage shots were filmed on a Hollywood sound stage. But this post isn't about the movie, or its production. We're here to see the delightful Rosehill Cottage (real, or not). Can I get an "amen"?

Alrighty then. . .let's have a look. 

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Rosehill's entryway is situated between the kitchen and the living room.


Jon Hutman the production designer on this project created the quintessential English country cottage. Cozy and comfy.


I love the vintage drum repurposed into a table between the two chairs. (Old drum + glass cut to fit the top = instant fabulousness.)

This is the photo Connie sent me.


Stone walls, beamed ceilings and exposed timber headers over the windows are classic English cottage architectural elements.


The dreamy eat-in kitchen has painted cabinets and a fireplace (one of three in the cottage).  





I think I once owned a kitchen cart like the one in this scene. To the left of the cart (out of the camera's range) is a door that leads to the library. 

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And here it is. The Library.
I don't even know what to say. . .BIG LIKE.





The bedroom is perfection. Well, of course it is, because when one is designing a set one can make it. . .perfect.




Small bathroom? Perhaps, but authentic for a true cottage, and you can't deny its charm. (I know somewhere there's a commode. But then, again, it's a stage set. . .so probably not.) 





The fact that the movie is almost 10 years old yet the decor doesn't appear dated attests to the timelessness of cottage design.





So there you have it. Rosehill Cottage.
A cottage that's not really a cottage. 

But who cares if it's only make believe?


Join me next Saturday for another post in the special series

 Living Large in Small Spaces

See more home tours in the 
Living Large In Small Spaces Series here.


From the comments I've received, many
people have been encouraged by the homes and lives 
shared in this series.
If you live in a small space I'd 
love to feature your story, too.


Send me an email and let's collaborate.
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40 comments:

  1. What a dream. (Real or not, I had to pin that library to my Book Decor category!) Snow starting to fall here. Brrrrrrr. I'd settle for even ONE of those five imaginary fireplaces :)

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  2. i wouldn't mind living in make believe for a while/lifetime.
    this cottage is perfectly perfect perfection.

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    1. It's definitely one of my favorite cottages. Actually, it could be my favorite. :)

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  3. I have that movie and play it often. I told Hubby that I would love to have a cottage like that and you know what he said. " You can have it, but the bathroom would have to have a bigger, longer tub and a shower. I can do that. HA! HA!

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  4. ABSOLUTELY.LOVE.IT!!!!!! And I adore the look of the exterior. So beautiful! Happy Saturday Nancy!

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  5. Real or not, I love it! I can imagine life there and it's full of inspiration. Thanks for sharing it with us. You never know what will trigger a thought that helps make our homes sweet cottages wherever we are.
    ~Adrienne~

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  6. Oh my, I love, love, love this sweet little cottage. I love it all, but as I am sure that you already know that cottage kitchen is full of charm and is what I love the very most. Weekend Blessings ♥ Teri

    P.S. I love the bedroom too, oh, and the library and the entryway and the living room, oh I forgot to mention that I love the bathroom as well. Well, I pretty much love it all.

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  7. I love that movie!

    Kinda sad to hear it is not a real cottage. Though, I am a bit relieved because it looks like the roof is about to cave in!

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  8. Make believe is a lovely place to visit sometimes, Nancy! Thanks for the pretty dream! :)

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  9. This is an all time favorite. I had not seen pictures of the library or bedroom so thanks for sharing, Nancy!

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  10. Hi Nancy fun post. The cottage was the star wasn't it! Magical set design where every emotional comfort button has been pushed. Much can be learned by the interior for our own home styling. After the movie I received many requests for worn/distressed black and cream faux painted harlequin floors. The movie will always leave me with a warm feeling, gosh I think being down with my back John and I should rewatch it tonight.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  11. One of my favorite movies and one of my favorite cottages!

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  12. Hi! I especially like that big blue footstool! (Is that what you call it?) and the library! Nancy

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    1. Footstool. . .ottoman. Ottoman used also as a coffee table. Whatever it's called, I like it, too.

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    2. Footstool. . .ottoman. Ottoman used also as a coffee table. Whatever it's called, I like it, too.

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  13. I loved this movie and I love the cottage. Smile on my face. Hope Netflix has The Holiday on its December schedule.

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  14. I would love to have even a make believe cottage like this!! I may just have to find that movie and watch it again!! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I own the movie just so I can see that cottage. LOL

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  15. What a quaint and cozy cottage. That bedroom and bath...ahhhh! I loved the movie "The Holiday" and have seen it a couple of times. What a cute, feel-good flick :)

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    1. I'd like to spend Christmas in Rosehill cottage, Julie.

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  16. Nancy,
    Thanks for sharing that charming cottage...I am in love with the kitchen!

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  17. Real or not Nancy this one is a cutie. Very charming. I love that bath soooo cozy.
    Kris

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  18. Wouldn't it be fun to have an unlimited budget and an imagination to match so that we could design and create our 'dreams'? Such a fun post today, Nancy! Thanks for taking us back in time, even if it's only a few years! Blessings, Cindy xo

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  19. Looks real enough to me!! Absolutely charming ! Thanks for sharing! Don't know the movie but going to find it and watch it! Love the pics! Sooooo Charming!!!!!!!

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    1. Glad you liked the feature, Cindy. Thanks.

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  20. Hi Nancy, I'll buy the home if the beautiful brother goes with it. lol Both are handsome! lol I'm single what can I say. Hugs, Jo

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  21. Love the movie, mostly because of the gorgeous cottage. 3 fireplaces in that cozy, little cottage? I'd take the one in the kitchen for sure.

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  22. I loved this cottage in the movie and loved seeing it again, real or not. It is a beautiful, peaceful place. It makes me want to work on my own little place, making it more a peaceful haven.

    Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Thanksgiving week ~ FlowerLady

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  23. OH MY GOODNESS. Nancy, you keep delivering one great cottage after another, and now I don't know which one is my favorite. First it started with that darling Spanish cottage, then the French cottage, now this English-inspired gem...AH! WOW, that kitchen and bath, TAKE ME NOW! The exposed beams add so much coziness as well. I love that kitchen fireplace and the little library is perfection. There is no place like a cottage.

    BE WELL my friend, and enjoy Thanksgiving! Are you having it at the cottage?

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  24. My all Time Favorite Movie !!
    Loved seeing the pictures.
    Thank you for this Blog I always make a cuppa Tea and sit with my IPad and Savor your posts.

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    1. Tea always makes for a better reading experience. ;)

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  25. I am going to pretend that I am living there!!! I was just trying to describe to my husband that exact ottoman in the living room. I want it for my living room!! This cottage is perfection!

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  26. I really like the bedroom. Only thing missing is a worn snug quilt on the bed. I was happy to read that the outside shot was not really a cottage since it has a sway back roof. ;) Oh and the repuposed drum was very creative by the set creator. Blessings, Debbie

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  27. I adore this cottage. It's one of those movies where I spent as much time trying to see the set as watch the movie. :)

    Thank you for your well wishes over at my little blog. How lucky I am to call you my cottage friend! :)
    Sending hugs,
    Lin

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  28. I want that front door.
    It would be so nice to wake up, make a fire in the kitchen fireplace with a cup of coffee and toast with apple butter sitting in front of it. That is what I thought of when I first saw this inviting
    warm and cozy space.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family
    Betsy

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  29. This fake cottage has been an inspiration to create my own cottage look since I watched the film a few years ago.

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