The Blind Side

Blind Side, Tuohy, Family, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Interior Design

The Lovely Tuohy Family

While watching one of my favorite movies, I was trying to figure out if it was one of my favorite movies because of its unbelievable storyline, amazing characters or the home’s decor! If you don’t already know the movie, the woman of the household, Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) is a strong-minded interior designer and the wife of wealthy businessman Sean Tuohy (Tim McGraw). Well, I thought the house in the movie was warm and inviting and just perfect for this feel good flick. I decided to do a little more research on the home and found awesome pictures of the original home (in Georgia) when it was for sale. Let’s make some comparisons!

The "exterior" of the home.

The “exterior” of the home.

Well, after much research…this is not the exterior of the home where the actual movie was filmed.

The real exterior of the home. Just as beautiful!

The real exterior of the home. Just as beautiful!

Now for the inside! I just love this 🙂

Let’s start with the Entry Foyer.

What an Entry. Don't miss the detail on the staircase.

What an Entry. Don’t miss the detail on the staircase.

A view from the movie set ‘living room’ to the front hall.

A view from the movie set ‘living room’ to the front hall.

The real home. It is so light and bright! It is just as welcoming.

This is the view from the front door to the back in the real home.

This is the view from the front door to the back in the real home.

Ok, so in the movie the Dining Room had that beautiful fireplace and seemed so spacious.

Dining Room in Movie

Dining Room in Movie

Well, the homeowners really use that room as the Living Room. The actual home is decorated much more clean (not fussy).

Spacious, uncluttered and warm still.

Spacious, uncluttered and warm still.

The Living Room in the movie…

Formal Living Room in the Movie

Formal Living Room in the Movie.

It has heavy drapery, sheers, french bergere chairs, just a heavier feel. Well,

This room is actually the dining room in the house.

This room is actually the dining room in the house.

Look at how a mirrored “window” is placed on the other side of the fireplace to give a symmetrical and balanced feel to the room. I just love when architectural details like this are done!

Here is a picture of the kitchen from the movie.

Here is a picture of the kitchen from the movie.

There weren’t many good photos of the Kitchen from the movie that I could find. The amazing Kathy Bates.

From the movie set, a view from the kitchen to the family room.

From the movie set, a view from the kitchen to the family room.

Now for the real Kitchen…ummmm~i’ll take it!

The real Kitchen

The real Kitchen.

Another beautiful shot of the Kitchen.

A view from the kitchen into the family room.

A view from the kitchen into the family room.

Speaking of Family Room, here is a shot of the family room from the Movie. It is dark and crowded. It has multiple TV’s as they were a big sport’s family. The large sectional allows for many people to have viewing pleasure but is too big for the room and closes off the Kitchen.

A picture of the family room from the movie.

A picture of the family room from the movie.

Wait until you see this transformation. It really is hard to believe it is the same room. The absence of the sectional and window treatments makes this room seem so much larger!

The Family Room now.

The Family Room now.

After doing this research, I can’t help but think, “why did I love the movie home so much?” Comparing the pictures, the movie home, while lovely, is so dark.

The Master Bedroom.

The Master Bedroom.

Another shot of the Master Bedroom.

Another shot of the Master Bedroom.

Look at the real Master Bedroom.

Still bright with the use of browns and blues!

Still bright with the use of browns and blues!

Here are some other lovely pictures of the real home that I just thought you would like to see. The nice thing about having a walk-out basement is that you can use it for living space and it doesn’t feel like your underground. You get lots of natural light and can add serious square footage to the home.

Basement Sitting Room

Basement Sitting Room

That picture does not look like a “basement” sitting area. This is the area outside of the basement. Again, does not feel like a basement.

Wonderful al fresco dining area!

Wonderful al fresco dining area!

What basement would be complete without a media room? This one is just right (and conveniently showing The Blind Side movie on the screen).

The Media Room.

The Media Room.

I am so curious to know your opinion. After seeing these pictures, which do you like…the real thing or the movie set? I think both are really beautiful and so well done. This was such a fun post to do. I hope you enjoy it also!

As always, thanks for reading.

Stay well 🙂

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4 thoughts on “The Blind Side

  1. I loved the movie myself. It’s one of my favorites but I think you have a point. The rooms did look dark but I think it was meant to fit the mood during some points of the film. But the real home is absolutely stunning. Great post

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