How to Decorate Like Our Favorite Female Leads
We’re constantly taking design cues from the silver screen. Cinema routinely doles out inventive and nostalgic set pieces from every decade and bygone era rife with serious interior inspiration. We're of the mind that the proper company is enough to improve upon any scene. And our favorite on-screen female characters want to prove us right. Brimming with charisma, adventurous style interpretations, and larger-than-life bursts of personality—they possess all the qualities we look for in home décor. Allow us to introduce you to our top most emulated icons. Drumroll, please…
From Holly Golightly, Truman Capote’s enigmatic Texas girl–turned–New York socialite in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the unrivaled adorableness of Woody Allen’s forever crush Annie Hall, the gang's all here. To celebrate this killer lineup of modern muses, we've assembled a range of choice décor musts in their honor. Imitation is the highest form of flattery after all. It's so fetch.
Miss Golightly's East 71st Street Manhattan brownstone is chock-full of unaffected cool. The edited abode is sparsely decorated, filled with found objects that nod to the socialite adventures and cultural happenings. The Givenchy hanging in the closet is without a doubt the biggest splurge in the place. Get the vibe with spirited vintage.
Hudson Bay Company Red Wool Blanket with Four Black Bands from England ($450)
Holly's petite boudoir was outfitted with a bright red Harvard wool stadium blanket. This vintage number pays homage to the Crimson.
Tiffany and Co. Vintage 1950s Sterling Silver Rotary Telephone Dialer ($110)
The engraved sterling silver telephone dialer is nearly all Paul can afford to buy Holly at Tiffany's with his royalty check. He opts for a Crackerjack ring engravement instead. Proof in spades it's the thought that counts.
As Annie Hall, Diane Keaton nailed the androgynous menswear trend and then some. Take a page from her book with a mix of masculine and feminine silhouettes. Go for pieces that read as intelligent without feeling fussed over.
Vintage Rare Giant Big Tennis Racket in Aluminum and Leather ($1450)
Alvy Singer meets Annie playing tennis doubles with friends. Give a nod to sporting romance via a vintage racquet added to a gallery wall.
Our favorite modern broads Abbi Abrams and Ilana Wexler are besties with completely disparate styles. Ilana's all about color and exploration. Abbi's harboring a Bed, Bath & Beyond addiction. Embrace the duo's dauntless spirit with unexpected mixology and statement-making details.
Heartbreak never looked so chic as in Todd Haye's dramatic mid-century saga Carol. The epitome of glamour and restraint, Carol's iconic style is worth emulating. Think jewel tones, tasteful, elevated upgrades, and a glimmer of bold tastemaker cool.
Vintage Set of Five Large Italian Wall Lights with Brass Details ($2950)
Light up the room with some youthful and exuberant cut glass accessories. These iconic beauties are as sculpted as Rooney Mara's cheekbones.
Okay, so you're probably thinking this is going to be way normal décor for a teenage girl her age. Cher was always ahead of her time. Nobody looks as dope in honeybee yellow plaid and white patent T-straps as the Beverly Hills High babe-in-residence. Get the look with exuberant accessories that make use of imaginative, unexpected materials.
As the girl you love to hate and hate to love, Mean Girls' Regina George is a stone-cold fox. Her style is a mix of showmanship and a devil-may-care attitude. As a trendsetter, her style choices were often imitated. Go in for pieces with plenty of attitude and, by all means, have a signature color.
With her cropped bob, smoky, coal-lined eyes, and petite Lacoste dress collection, Margot Tenenbaum manages to translate severe looks into something effortlessly chic. A thinker, a poet, an enigma, the secretive author's charm is undeniably distinctive. Bring it home with curious accoutrements that prompt plenty of questions—the answers to which shall remain a mystery.
Wes Anderson The Royal Tenenbaums Notebooks ($14)
Stocking up on literature on the sly is ideal for when you need to be secretly in love with someone and leave it at that. Wes Anderson has generously produced a series of replicas from the film. We're flagging these for coffee table conversation pieces.
Who is your favorite on-screen female character of all time? Tell us whose style you're still swooning over in the comments below.