We’ve Got the Look: Anne Hathaway’s Connecticut Dining Room

Actress Anne Hathaway recently bought a 4,561-square-foot home in Connecticut for $2.8 million. Rich with charm, the gorgeous five-bedroom 1920 estate has the quaint feel of a New England cottage with European design and flair.

 

We love the stunning dining room, which has lots of character. The cozy stone fireplace sets a rustic tone, while the crystal chandelier provides a touch of sparkle and glamour. If you like the room that features a touch of new and old, we’ve got the look.

 

Start with a farmhouse table. This beautiful piece is from Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Home Collection. The keyed trestle table is weighty for a statement piece in the room. Perfect for dinner, it’s also a great place for homework and craft projects.

 

Hathaway’s room pairs rustic with modern, using vintage cantilever-style frame chairs. Our Father Dining Chairs offer the same look. The leather-look upholstery is quilted and features a distressed finish, which blends well with the farmhouse table. The dark frame offers an urban touch, which works well in this room.

 

In the corner, Hathaway has a china cabinet to hold and display serving pieces. Our San Rafael Display Cabinet works well with the farmhouse table, and the circle pattern on the doors offers a beautiful design element.

 

Finally, a crystal chandelier sets a special tone in Hathaway’s room. Our stunning Eleanor Chandelier offers the same effect and has the look of a candelabrum. It features chrome and crystals for an elegant display.

The Future Takes Flight

In the movie The Devil Wears Prada, Anne Hathaway’s character “Andy” scoffs when Meryl Streep’s fashion tyrant persona, “Miranda Priestly” is trying to decide between two seemingly same-colored blue belts. While Andy naively refers to fashion as “stuff,” Miranda coolly informs her that the belts aren’t blue, turquoise, or even lapis, but rather cerulean, which were cornerstones of Oscar de la Renta and Yves Saint Laurent’s collections. Then this color du jour made its way down the fashion food chain until:

“…You no doubt fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs, and it’s sort of comical how you think you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry, when in fact, you’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room… from a pile of “stuff.”

Think that “stuff” was just made up for the movie? Think again.

Already world-renowned trend forecaster Li Edelkoort is predicting what we’ll be seeing in autumn/winter 2011-2012. Edelkoort announces the concepts, colors and materials which will be in fashion two or more years in advance because as she puts it, “there is no creation without advance knowledge, and without design, a product cannot exist.”

Twice a year, she and her finely-tuned team take this vision around the world, giving intuitive seminars that coincide with the coveted Trend Union forecasting book.

What does Edelkoort see on the trends horizon? Birds. According to her, our fine feathered friends of all varieties will permeate every area of our lives—they way we live, where we live, and how we dress— giving us the wings to experience a new road to colors, textures, and creativity.

So when you start seeing fowl influences migrating into your daily life, you’ll know it’s the “stuff” you heard about two years ago.