The 90th Academy Awards–better known as the 2018 Oscars–boasted some dazzling red carpet fashion. Color has returned to the red carpet–particularly the blue hues. Metallics and statement sleeves also made quite a splash. And, as we know, fashion and interior design are each other’s favorite cousins. So, I took the liberty of pairing up outstanding specimens from each discipline. If gowns from the 2018 Oscars were rooms, they’d look something like this…
The fabric of Betty Gabriel’s dress and this Steven Gambrel dining room share a brilliant peacock blue and whimsical botanical motifs.
What do Nicole Kidman and Stephanie Coutas have in common? They both know how to make an arresting sculptural statement in cobalt.
Sally Hawkins’ structured shoulder pads emulate the right angles of this contemporary space whose silver leaf walls recall the sequins of her dress. Black accents punctuate both.
Audra Day channels a modern-day Marie Antoinette in this voluptuous blue gown. Smoky eyes, a dark lip, and unexpected silver jewelry keep her current. Marie-Hélène de Taillac’s NY apartment reflects the same palette, femininity, and updated interpretation of old-world glamour.
I spotted this gown on Phoebe Waller Bridge and instantly recognized a loosely-adapted leopard print that looks equally fabulous on Nancy Braithwaite’s bedroom walls.
Wayward angles in electric blue can be found both on Jennifer Garner’s Oscar dress and the walls of this Kelly Wearstler designed bedroom.
Not only do the embellishments of Lupita Nyongo’s Academy Awards gown perfectly mirror the colors of this powder room’s mosaic tile, but there’s another common thread as well. In both instances, outright glamour is balanced with a dash of masculinity. The beading on the dress is almost spike like and the diagonal line it follows is reminiscent of a military sash. The tile too takes on a subdued role when paired with spartan accessories.
All Oscars photos are from People. Head over there to see the rest of the red carpet arrivals. Who knows…maybe you’ll find some inspiration for your next redecorating project.