By Boca Do Lobo
The Academy Awards is always a great moment of inspiration when it comes to fashion, design and luxury living. Besides, this event is also a chance to take in some Hollywood glamour. Every year, starlets in gorgeous gowns and sparkling jewelry stroll the signature red carpet. This signature combination of elements brings a little fantasy and flair into our life. Why not take some inspiration from the ceremony and add it to your luxury interiors to enjoy year-round? Boca do Lobo brings you some suggestions to Add Oscar Style to Your Home.
The rich, bright color of the Oscars’ red carpet is legendary. The tone goes well in so many environments that it’s worth adding some in a room. Lamps, throw pillows or a lacquered tray are great, affordable ways to add some red-carpet chic to any room. Or why not take the theme literally and add a red carpet to your hall?
Try one of these classic, Oscar-worthy color combinations to create a Hollywood-glamour look in your home: black and white, shades of white, cool grays and platinums.
Gold is the perfect metallic to add a luxe look to your home. There are various shades and finishes that mix together beautifully. And gold is the hottest metallic tone in interior design.
Nothing says Oscar style more than sparkle, and there are many ways to add it to your space. You can’t go overboard when going for glitz and glamour, so add it in as many ways as you can think of. Some ideas for finishes that add the sparkle of Oscar-inspired design include mirrors, velvet, metallic, glass and crystal.
Because Oscar design is all about feeling like a million bucks, fur and sumptuous textures are a must. Here, again, you can’t go overboard. Add fur or shag using plush rugs or carpets, throw pillows and an oversized throw. The look will be not only luxe, but also incredibly cozy and inviting.
The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929, during the Art Deco heyday. One of the key features of Art Deco design is the curved lines carried through a room’s architecture and furniture. Add some rounded or curved elements to give your space a softer, more elegant feel.
When considering adding Oscar style to your home, throw minimalism out the door. Look for pieces that have that extra detail, such as an etched pattern on a mirrored surface; glass or crystal with an interesting carved texture; or anything with a bold pattern.
Oscar style is about living life to the fullest — and this means entertaining to the nines whenever you can. Find a spot in your home and put together a luxurious bar. This can be a mirrored tray loaded with your favorite spirits and beautiful, vintage-inspired glasses; a designated counter area or cabinet converted into a bar; or, if you have the space, a built-in bar. The secret is to display everything well, while incorporating some of the design tips from this story.
Don’t overlook your lighting when creating an Oscar-style room. If you’re going to splurge on anything, get rid of the builder-grade light fixtures and upgrade to beautiful lamps, sconces or chandeliers. The right lighting is not only beautiful in and of itself, it enhances all the little, highly reflective details you’ve added to your glamorous room.
One of the easiest ways to bring Oscar style into a room is by adding a piece of furniture featuring buttons or tufting. You don’t have to invest in a massive tufted bed or sofa to get the look; a simple tufted ottoman or desk chair can add some glamour to your room.