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Cinema Style: To Catch a Thief

thief-titleCinema Style is a new post series inspired by the timeless style of old movies, drawing inspiration from the clothes, colors, and decor from the silver screen and into your home. Lights, Camera, Action! 

In Alfred Hitchcock’s stylish and romantic thriller To Catch a Thief, Cary Grant plays a former notorious jewelry thief, and Grace Kelly is the bored daughter of an oil family from the United States. They meet at the Riviera, with a series of jewelry thieveries pointing to the innocent Grant. Grace overflows with grace and Cary is smart and sophisticated. Together, they frame the real thief and live happily ever after in Grant’s beautiful villa in the South of France overlooking the Mediterranean.

Not only is this a class Hitchcock film, and Grace’s last film with Hitchcock, each scene is a feast for the eyes. As the plot moves from a café, to a beach resort and hotel, down the winding roads, to a costume ball at a large villa, and finally ending in Grant’s bachelor-pad, there’s so much style to take in.Cinema Style: To Catch a ThiefScene by Scene: To Catch a ThiefScene by Scene: To Catch a ThiefThe French Riviera is definitely a source of inspiration, the hallway and bedroom in their hotel is just magical (all that molding!). Grace’s impeccable style can’t be overlooked. By merging traditional french details with simple style, I get a mix that feels fresh yet classic, featuring blues, grey, and gold accents.

Inspired by: To Catch a Thief | Thou Swell

Sources: chair, chandelier, ceiling medallion, lamp, armchairs, mirror, table, sofa, sconces

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10 Comments

  1. Eavan wrote:

    I am loving this color palette. Especially mixed with whatever concrete texture is happening there….

    Posted 9.12.14
  2. love this idea!

    Posted 9.12.14
  3. One of my favorite movies!

    Posted 9.13.14
    • Isn’t it great? I’m just crazy about old movies.

      Posted 9.13.14
      • Me, too. We have a theater in Palo Alto nearby (called the Stanford Theater) that plays old movies on the big screen. They also have an organist who emerges from the stage in an organ, playing the soundtracks from the movies. You should visit the Bay Area sometime and come see a movie there!

        Posted 10.7.14
  4. Marlen wrote:

    What a fun idea for a series! And like Kate, that’s one of my favorite movies. I just cant get enough of all that glamour 🙂

    xo marlen
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    Posted 9.15.14

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