Just Like The Movies!

Have you ever wished you could decorate your home with the art and furniture you see in the movies? Even if you don’t happen to have a $50 million budget like those props departments, you can still obtain a great look for your own home. Today, Aardvark Antiques is offering a few tips on how to make your house look like a movie set without setting you back a fortune! 

Arbitrage

Anyone who knows art would have noticed the $50 million art collection in the movie Arbitrage starring Richard Gere. Its hard to miss the works by famous artists such as Donald Baechler, Brice Marden, Laurie Simmons, Alexander Calder, Ryan McGinley, Billy Sullivan, Adam McEwen, Marilyn Minter, Mary Ellen Mark, Huma Bhabha, Jacqueline Humphries, Marilyn Minter and Mock Rothko. 

 In the Movie

                  Spirals by Alexander Calder

Aardvark’s Pick:

Joan Miro Limited Edition Abstract Print Framed Signed & Numbered

Achieve the same bold statement with this abstract from Joan Miro for about half the price!

In the Movie:

Brice Marden Abstract Painting 
Aardvark’s Pick:
Mira Paris Original Painting, "Connoisseur Beauty", Retail over $10,000
Mira Paris Original Painting, “Connoisseur Beauty”

Bring a plethora of swirly color into your home with stunning Mira Paris Original. Aardvark helps you achieve this look for about $10,000 less than the movie!

In the Movie:

Dusk Flip Smoke Strip by Ryan McGinley
Aardvark’s Pick:
Exene Mayersahm Original, Nude, Charcoal, Rare Find!

Get the same smoky essence with this charcoal nude by Exene Mayersahm. Exene Meyersahm was a painter in the early 20th century of still lifes and landscapes. She studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, the Boston Museum School of the Fine Arts, and with Charles Hawthorne at Provincetown, Massachusetts. She settled in Providence where she was active with the Art Club.

Wall Street
Of course a billionaire like Gordon Gekko would only have the best art in the world. Art was a prominent feature in the Wall Street movie which is often overlooked. 

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What’d I tell you? Miro on one side and Picasso on the other. Truly original pieces, 
Aardvark’s Pick:
Acrylic Abstract by Darenthia Grayson: “Heirachy”
Obtain a colorful abstract look with this beautiful piece of art bu Darenthia Grayson. Not Picasso, but a very nice addition to any home or office!
I Am Legend
In this 2007 action movie, Will Smith’s character  Neville has a very swanky city apartment sporting such artwork as Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. We also find a beautiful piece hanging over his bed:

From the Movie:

Marilyn Monroe Reclined by Frank Ritter

Aardvark’s Pick:
Bill Mack Sculpture “Tranquility”

Even more alluring is this captivating sculpture by Bill Mack. Imagine this hanging over your bed!

The Devil Wears Prada
Miranda may not have a real sweet personality, but she sure has style and class. Here is a scene from her French hotel room when she was in Paris for fashion week:

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Aardvark’s Picks:

  

French furniture that can actually provide elegance AND versatility in your home. Go with gold colors to add a rich, luxurious feel. 

Albert Nobbs

Have you ever watched a movie that had so many great antiques that you got distracted from the movie looking at them? Well, that’s how it is with the movie Albert Nobbs. Just look at all of these treasures!

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Aardvark’s Pick:

Queen Anne Mahogany Sideboard, Buffet, Early 1900’s

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Aardvark’s Pick:

Antique Victorian Hanging Solid Brass Lamp


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Aardvark’s Pick:

                 Single Victorian Mahogany and Fabric Arm chair

Victorian Walnut Arm Chair    French Oval Back Armchair

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Aardvark’s Pick:

Finest King Size Flaming Mahogany Federal Style Poster Bed

Bright Star
The furniture is just exquisite in this melodramatic movie about poet John Keats. The movie is set in the early 1800’s.



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Aardvark’s Pick:
Gold Silk Brocade Queen Anne Cabriolet Wing Back Chair

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Aardvark’s Pick:
 Beautiful Antique Rococo Brass Bed

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Aardvark’s Pick:
  Antique Solid Walnut Drop Leaf Table Circa 1870

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Aardvark’s Pick:
Antique Golden Oak Era American Empire Oval Library Table Circa 1890


The Patriot:
Set during the American Revolutionary War (last half of the 18th century), this movie is full of beautiful period furniture.

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Aardvark’s Pick:

                  Mahogany Scroll Arm Sofa                                           Antique Oil Painting

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Aardvark’s Pick:
                          European Crystal Chandelier            Queen Anne Style Sideboard
The Thomas Crowne Affair:
Pierce Brosnan plays an art thief and connoisseur of fine art, antiques and beautiful possessions in this movie. The only thing is, he likes to steal them!

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