It’s #ThrowbackThursday, everyone! Who could forget the 90s holiday classic, Home Alone starring a young, mischeveous Macaulay Culkin?!
The McCallister home, a star itself in the movie, has garnered our attention since the movie was released. Most of the film was shot in a grand 1921 two story, 5 bedroom house in Winnetka, Illinois.
The house’s decor for Home Alone, designed by Eve Cauley and Daniel B. Clancy, is a festive delight of red and green, setting the perfect tone for the movie. One of the first shots we see of the house is the foyer, which features a regal damask wallpaper. Director Chris Columbus said, “We intended the film to feel like Christmas, so we filled the house with greens and reds. I wanted the house to feel like a warm place.” (hookedonhouses.net)
To the left of the foyer are both the living and family rooms, all of which maintain the cheerful color scheme.
The living room, much like the rest of the home, is traditional in style. Matching green damask curtains & sofa, Christmas wreath wallpaper, and a classic floral chair are a perfect backdrop for a Christmas tree and sibling ruckus between Kevin & his older brother Buzz.
Upstairs, we see the same green walls as in the family room.
Buzz’s room is a model for every teenage boy, with a subtle stripe wallpaper used as a canvas for sports posters & toy guns. The shelves house all of Buzz’s most prized possessions…that is until Kevin causes the whole system to collapse from climbing on it.
The McCallister parents’ bedroom is Kevin’s home base once he’s left to fend for himself against the two “Wet Bandits,” Harry & Marv. Can you tell that this family likes wallpaper?
The kitchen, where the family hectically eats their pizza and Kevin spills Pepsi everywhere, has a colonial feel to it with striped wallpaper that looks like its been stamped to the wall by hand.
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