There is something about fall in New York that always puts me in a 1970s mood. Kramer vs. Kramer hits all my favorite fall notes — minimal but warm, classic, erring on the side of masculine. It’s also the one movie that makes me weepy on command, an impressive feat, considering its lack of overwrought melodrama. It is, simply, the story of a custody battle. We’ll skip living in the courtroom, but a cozy home with a stylish and caring papa seems like a good life to me. — Amy Merrick
1. APC Gabardine Trench Coat, $575; 2. Vintage Popsicle Stick Lamp, $54; 3. Repro War Poster, $14; 4. Mid-Century Walnut Console, $2200; 5. Red Swingline Stapler, $23; 6. Vintage Television, $95; 7. Vintage Wicker Basket, $150; 8. Truman Leather Journal, $110; 9. Angelpoise Lamp, $250; 10. Chocolate Rotary Phone, $55
If they awarded an Oscar for best use of sleek furniture combined with vintage kilim textiles, Kramer vs. Kramer would come out on top. The masculine, clean spaces have me itching to repaint everything white and throw out three-quarters of my junk, and I think I just might do it. If it’s good enough for a young Meryl Streep, then it’s good enough for me.
1. Vintage Oushak Rug, $2095; 2. Newgate Quad Clock, $166; 3. Caran D’arche Pen, $17; 4. Brachiosaurus, $24; 5. Pom Pom Hat, $62; 6. Theater Two-Seater, $2800; 7. Stella Lucido Espresso Maker, $104; 8. Kilim Pillows, $39+; 9. Postalso Document Case, $270; 10. Brass Cocktail Table, $2250; 11. Grenson Brogues, $280