While you may think that the actors of Hollywood are the stars, in fact the real celebrities in many movies have been the plantation shutters that have featured so heavily in so many famous scenes. From the golden era of the 1930s right up to the present day, there have been numerous films that have presented these stylish window coverings in an irresistible way, bringing them into the mainstream conscience. Here, we look at some of the best known movies that will inspire you to invest in plantation shutters for your own home.
Gone With The Wind
Gone With The Wind, released in 1939, is one of the most iconic movies in history, and its fictional Tara plantation epitomises the southern states during the Civil War. Its famous white exterior paired with dark coloured shutters is representative of properties found across the south of the USA during the 19th century, and it is an effect that you can easily recreate in your own home thanks to today’s stylish dark coloured wood options.
Another popular southern classic movie, Steel Magnolias was actually filmed on location at a genuine stately house in Natchitoches, Louisiana, unlike Gone With The Wind, where the iconic property was recreated at a Californian backlot. In contrast to “Tara”, the Cane River house in this movie had beautiful white painted shutters, and this clean, stylish look is very simple to achieve at home with the classic white plantation shutters available to fit all shapes and sizes of window.
Father Of The Bride
When you imagine the typical American home, you’re bound to think of a traditional picket fence and colonial exteriors. You can see that classic style in Father Of The Bride, and not only does this beautiful property have an ideal back yard for hosting a wedding, but it also boasts impressive plantation shutters. In fact there were actually two different houses used for the filming of this movie – one for the exterior and interiors and one of the side and back yards, however both had the same gorgeous shutters.
One of the most popular Christmas movies of all time, Home Alone is another famous setting that is known for its plantation shutters. This house in the Chicago suburbs was sold in 2012 for $1.5 million, but its unpainted bricks, curtains and shutters will be forever remembered as a giant booby trap.
A well-known tearjerker, The Notebook featured a beautiful house with blue plantation shutters, just as Allie requested. You too can have your own dream home with blue shutters thanks to today’s modern colourful choices that can give your home a stylish new look.
As you can see from this journey through the cinematic history, plantation shutters may not be a new trend, but they certainly have plenty of style. The good news is that it couldn’t be easier to capture this attractive look for your own home, so invest in this gorgeous window coverings, and your home can enjoy timeless appeal.