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I know, I know, this is a 2006 movie… but it was aired on TV recently and I did enjoy re-surveying G-Girl‘s super white apartment.
Uma Thurman plays Jenny Johnson, a lady with super powers. Ms Johnson lives in a gorgeously appointed apartment. It’s super white, super glossy… just the type of apartment that would not faze a superhero’s efforts to clean and polish.
I don’t remember blogland going all goo-goo-ga-ga over super white living spaces in 2006. My Super Ex-Girlfriend came off quite avant garde for me, with its all white and blond wood feel.
Every surface is white! Ceiling, walls, floors… even some of the chairs. As befitting an art gallery owner, the apartment’s only wall decor are these classically framed prints and photos. G-Girl is very no-nonsense, no-gray-shades, black and white. And this is reflected in her apartment. Very little fuss, very little ruffles. The frames are not ornate… and the large white space between frame and actual photograph, again highlighting this side to G-Girl.
But what a glorious idea for artwork! Simple super-slim picture shelves almost on every wall. Course, my artwork will be way coloured!
No furry rug, no fancy heart (or any) cushions… But luxuriously appointment pieces of furniture…
Don’t you love the coffee table to the right? I have been looking forever for a vintage giant wooden spool drum (for electrical and phone wiring) to use as a coffee table. This sort of mirrors the spool shape.
Strong, stark black frames for windows, no luxurious cascade of velvet or lace. It’s just this flowy chiffon type fabric that flits about beautifully with her super-fast movements.
I love the different materials and finishes used in her living space. We have wood, leather, wool/linen, brocade, chiffon, wrought iron, brass, gilt…
Another view of the living/lounge area. A very formal seating arrangement, light pinkish lounge chairs. But so beautifully put!
Not too sure how practical it is to have that deep buttoned white long ottoman by the heater, but it does look so good there. Uma’s character does move it to another spot later in the movie.
I also really heart that art deco blond wood side table to Luke Wilson‘s left.
A peek into her bedroom zone via this all white hallway. No glimpses of kitchen or bathroom, but just large window after window with chiffon after chiffon curtains billowing around. And at the end of this hallway is her bedroom. No doors for G-Girl!
At night. You can see the same white hallway. The night sky is camouflaged by the same chiffon curtains… so much so it still looks like daytime!
A few candles, more casual seating arrangement, and the place becomes warmer, friendly, softer.
You know, the more and more I see it in pics and experience in my home, the more I want to eschew overhead lighting and just use lamps. I love the vintage lucite lamp. Pity they cost a motza here in Australia…
Here’s a better look into the bedroom area. Now the pictures on the walls have more colours, are more curvy. Now the space has some feminine touches, like the bunch of happy yellow lilies and ornate table.
Uma Thurman is not my favourite beauty in Hollywood, but in this shot, she looks exquisite. And see the side table? And lilies? Her grey and white throw?
Ah. Here in the “heart” of the apartment, we get to the “heart” of the character. And she is indeed soft, mushy and feminine. Her bedroom is full of curves and softer lines. Hardly anything is with strong, defined lines. And while it is predominantly white, there are other colours: blues, greens, taupes, yellows.
As Jenny Johnson disappears off into the closet/bathroom area to change into G-Girl, we see the first non-white room. It’s aqua!
Again, more feminine touches, quite a bit of flowers/greenery… I love this room. It’s messy, it’s girly…
All in all, I so enjoyed these scenes and wish there were way, way, way more glimpses into G-Girl’s apartment.