8 Spaces Inspired by This Year's Oscar Nominees for Best Picture
With the 88th Academy Awards coming up, we've got movies on the brain, especially this year's Best Picture nominees. There's action, drama, romance and intrigue with the eight amazing films that got the official Oscar nod.
We're not sure which film will win, but while we wait for the awards to air, we decided to round up some design inspiration from each of them.
This light-filled, blue/gray space is a modern version of a stuffy and dark Wall Street law office. You still have traditional elements like built-in bookshelves and handsome leather armchairs, but they've mixed in some fun lamps, eclectic shelf decor and a lush, comfy sofa that's perfect for napping. Can't you picture Ryan Gosling curling up on the couch with a good book? Just me?
This moody spy thriller takes place in the midst of the Cold War. Red may be a dominant hue throughout the movie, but it's definitely not the easiest color to work with when it comes to design. When it's done well, though — WOW! That's exactly how I feel about this bold sitting room. The black-and-white accents and chic accessories really pull the space together so well. And the use of more of a cinnamon red really adds an element of sophistication.
Tartans and plaids always scream British Isles to me, so this lovely office corner feels like a great homage to the star of this moving film's Irish heritage. The best part of using patterns like this in your decor is that they can easily be mixed and matched successfully even if you feel like mixing fabrics is not your specialty! You can easily add some plaid to your space by using a blanket at the end of your bed or adding a throw to your sofa.
It's difficult to know how things will really look post-Apocalypse. But I would be totally happy in this raw, industrial space. This is truly the stuff that "finished basement" dreams are made of. The open ceiling creates a loft-like feel, and the pressboard and tin elements bring a cool feature that looks completely intentional rather than unfinished. With a bar and a playhouse, there's a well-defined space for the entire family.
For me, movies like this remind me of when we first launched our space program back in the mid-twentieth century. And thankfully, mid-century modern design is trendier than ever right now. This space does a fantastic job of honoring that era's design aesthetic with traditional furniture pieces and lighting, but it also makes it feel fresh and modern with an updated fireplace treatment and eclectic art that adds a boho element.
The Revenant is, admittedly, a bit of a heavier film. So it only felt right to lighten up the mood by letting its outdoor vibe inspire a fresh, modern cabin-style living space. The natural wood elements of the ceiling beams work seamlessly with the more contemporary features of the room. The yellow and gray accent colors are unexpected and add a perfect splash of color against the snowy background.
This film certainly reminds me of the importance of love and family, which, to me, always brings to mind a home's welcoming foyer. This cheery space makes great use of every corner with storage, a built-in bench for seating and some fun pillows and artwork. A setup like this also allows you to easily change things up as you can swap in new pillows, artwork or decorations depending on the season or any upcoming holidays.
While The Boston Globe's offices in 2001 were not quite as chic as this modern space, I think that those cramped conference rooms from back then have definitely inspired this more open and inclusive approach. While you might not need a space quite so large, there are ideas here you could use for a larger dining room or family room area; the row of copper pendant lights and contemporary chairs mixed with the rustic wood table are both standouts to me.