“I’ve long believed that the eye runs naturally from the catwalk to the kitchen.” Anna Wintour, Editor of US Vogue
Glance back through the decades and you’ll find a strong link between fashion and interiors – the glamour of the forties and fifties gave way to the mod lines of the sixties, and today fashion giants like Missoni, Christian Lacroix and Versace have all tried their hand at interiors. This year at the Oscars, stars turned out in gorgeous gowns that set a new bar for red carpet style. Barely-there pale pastels came out in full force, and metallics brought a fresh edge to neutral tones. So, how can interior design take a note from the Oscars looks?
The biggest trend of the night was soft romantic colors. Interiors that play up combinations of soft, neutral-toned pastels allow a room to feel light, airy, and open without falling flat. To keep the look modern and grounded, add some graphic pattern or a pop of black and white.
If you really want to incorporate a red-carpet-worthy moment into your interiors, check out our top ten red-carpet-to-room transformations:
1. Billowy Drapes – Capture the breezy, voluminous elegance of Jennifer Lawrence’s Dior look with billowy drapes.
2. Glamorous Touches – Deep tones and facted-glass accents evoke smokey glamour.
3. Purple Punch – Take a nod from Jennifer Garner and use this pitch-perfect grape hue to immediately brighten the mood.
4. Metallic Accents – muted metallics give a sophisticated urban edge with a hint of luxe.
5. Sculptural Pieces – an all-white sculptural accent provides sharp visual interest without using pattern or color.
6. Golden Girl – an all-out-luxe showstopper like this needs little else to complement it – except maybe an accent of deep espresso like Catherine Zeta-Jones’s wavy locks.
7. Shades of Lilac – layering various shades and textures of the soft hue creates a look that is romantic and soothing.
8. Dark Drama – This head-to-toe charcoal number made a dramatic statement, while sequins added light and kept it from going drab. Try a graphic area rug to add drama while still letting light into the room.
9. Vintage Flair – use pink and gold to evoke the whimsical, girly vintage vibe of this look.
10. Nude Accents – Nude neutrals with just a twinge of peach add warmth without being too saccharine-sweet.
Don’t forget your accessories! Those little extras that finish the look provide plenty of inspiration for adding interest to a room.