9 Decorating Ideas From Breakfast at Tiffany's
There are few films that evoke the meaning of chic better than Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Much like her iconic LBDs and strands of pearls, Holly Golightly’s brownstone on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is the picture of effortless elegance.
Played by style icon Audrey Hepburn, Golightly is carefree about her homemaking, throwing wild cocktail parties, storing her ballet slippers in her oven, and using wooden shipping crates as a coffee table. Her decorating is certainly not stiff, but it’s unforgettably fashionable. Meanwhile, her male foil Paul “Fred” Varjak has a more polished and traditional décor style, but it shares a similarly mussed-up look. Needless to say, his home is just as handsome as he is. Read on to learn how to get the look of Breakfast at Tiffany’s in your home.
Varjak’s gold-plated wall clock is remarkably chic and timeless (ironically). And it’s as in-style today as it was in 1961, when the film was released.
Paired with classic white sheets and a cheeky eye mask, Golightly’s black iron scroll bed frame is an enduring design with a sculptural shape and a sense of femininity.
One of the most memorable furnishings in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Golightly’s bathtub sofa with a purple cushion and pink throw pillows is both cheeky and charming. Talk about a statement piece.
The LBD and pearl collar that Hepburn wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s tend to get all the attention, but who can get the gorgeous pink cocktail dress and matching coat and tiara that she wore in the film? The color would certainly translate beautifully to interiors.
What’s a fabulous cocktail party with out of set of champagne-filled coupes floating around? Pick up a few and emulate Golightly whenever you’re entertaining.
A lady who’s contemplating moving to Brazil to marry a wealthy Brazilian suitor, Golightly fittingly owns a hide rug, one of Brazil’s greatest décor exports. Show your own exotic stripes by picking up a zebra-print rug of your own.
It’s apparent that Golightly never quite moved in to her apartment, partly because she has one foot out the door, and partly because she uses chic white suitcases as storage — for her telephone. Why not? The classic luggage cases are more beautiful than any box we’ve seen.
Golightly idolizes Tiffany’s as much for its beautiful jewelry as for its captivating store design. Replicate the look she loves in your own home with a French empire chandelier.
How can you sing “Moon River” if you have no acoustic guitar to strum along to it? Whether or not you’re skilled with a pick, it’ll make a beautiful addition to your home.
Yamaha FG700S Guitar ($200)
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