The film reunites (for the fourth time) the director with production designer Jon Hutman. "My job is to try to understand and interpret Nancy's vision," says Hutman. "What I do, with strong and special guidance from Nancy, is make the sets real, striking something in people."
Working with set decorator Beth Rubino (who decorated the interiors of the much-admired beach house of Something's Gotta Give), Hutman designed the sets with a key component in mind--storytelling. "I like the sets to look the way they feel to the character," he says.
The overall design direction came directly from Meyers, who wanted a "Belgian look that is reflected in the house's furnishings and a quiet palette with natural linen."
Photographs courtesy of Universal Pictures.