Red Carpet Muses

So far, this awards season’s red carpet looks have not disappointed.   From the stunning, simple and sophisticated Lupita Nyong to the gorgeously glowing Olivia Wilde the celebrities (stylists) have been nailing it.  There are so many drool worth looks it is hard to choose our favorites. Instead, we’ve decided to choose four and find their interior design counter parts.  Here are the looks we’ve selected for this game:

Starting with Lupita in the gorgeous Ralph Lauren coral / red at the Golden Globes, we almost don’t have words!  The color popped off her velvet skin tone, this girl is everything we love about the red carpet and more.  Reminiscent of the Tom Ford white cape ensemble Gwyneth wore to the 2012 Oscars, the silhouette itself is perfection.  The Ralph Lauren color is mesmerizing in photographs we can only imagine how amazing it was in person.  Somewhere between a perfectly red red and a bright coral red we swoon just imagining a room this color…

Lupita Ralph

 

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coral red

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Next, we have Olivia Wilde in an Emerald Sequined Gucci, it can be argued that there has not been a better more glamorous maternity look on the red carpet.  She is positively glowing and the gown fits impeccably.  The color emerald was particularly popular this past year as it was named the Pantone color of the year.  The use of emerald in interior design is fabulous as well, the jewel tone has such a rich texture that just a touch adds depth to a room.

Olivia

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Maria Menounos is radiant in a fabulous pink Max Azria Atelier gown.   Maria is beautiful, her California bronzed skin is perfect against the hot pink dress.  Pink is tough to carry into interior design unless you are decorating a little girl’s room or a feminine home.  We love the images below, each displays beautiful use of this powerful pink hue…

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Lupita at the SAG Awards in turquoise Gucci, she nails it yet again. We are loving this bright turquoise, perhaps because, to us, it represents warmer days that seem so far away. Admittedly, the blog “House of Turquoise” never fails to get us salivating at the use of turquoise in interior design. We’ve found some images that represent this color in well styled décor.

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bright turquoise pops

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Carpe Annum

Ahh, resolutions. With good intentions we all make them, unfortunately life often gets in the way of keeping them.  So far, I’ve made a mental note of a few that I’d love to stick to this year.  Coincidentally, one of which is to make more lists, to write down the plethora of thoughts that flood my brain on a daily basis (less mental notes).  Another is continuing to improve this blog’s content, aesthetic, frequency and my own technical ability.   There is quite a bit of work to do here if we are going to achieve the ultimate goal.  There is an obvious intersection between these resolutions, hopefully the success of one will lend to the other.

On another note, they say when you do what you love and you will never work another day in your life, undoubtedly a true sentiment.  Here we’ve applied this adage to the work environment.   I am inspired when I am surrounded by aesthetically pleasing elements.  Consequently, our current home improvement project is creating and styling a “home work environment”.  Using inspiration from pinterest images and some of my favorite style blogger’s home offices, I’m confident we’ll hit the mark.  So, back to the resolution situation… In order to accomplish the objectives I’ve laid out for myself this year, I hoping to create the optimal environment tom make it feel less like work.

Here are some of the images that have inspired me to create this space,  as well as my inspiration board…

This desk from Horchow is gorgeous, combines modern lines and feminine accents.  It’s elegant and functional.  Perfect but comes at a hefty price-tag.
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Another beautifully styled work space
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Mirrored furniture is beautiful and timeless. As part of the John-Richard Collection Horchow’s Lexington Office Furniture & Pagoda Etagere are gorgeous together. The Chinoiserie influence is perfect with the light color palette.
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Mackenzie Horan’s small studio space is so well styled you wouldn’t ever know it is a studio. The Design Darling has an incredible knack for style.
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Our inspiration board, stay tuned for the end result! Looking forward to revealing:

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