Stylist Ashley Pratt on how to add a Hollywood touch to your home
1. USE COLOUR TO MAKE A CINEMATIC STATEMENT
Wes Anderson’s bold use of pink in The Grand Budapest Hotel was without a doubt a standout feature of the film.
To introduce this look in your home, try painting just a hallway or a powder room so as not to overwhelm.
Keep the shade crisp and clean and accessorise with black and brown furniture to smarten up the look. Anything white or pale in colour will give the space a doll’s house look.
The matching floral bedspread, curtains and desk chair were eye-catching in the film Midnight in Paris.
While this look can fell quite dowdy and old fashioned there are ways to modernise it.
Firstly stick to a monochrome floral with a large scale print. You can then add contrast through more graphic upholstery, solid blacks and a touch of gold for sophistication.
3. USE ARTWORK TO SET THE SCENE
Production Designer Catherine Martin set the tone for The Great Gatsby with use of subtle textures, delicate fabrics and soft colours all of which were reflected in the art throughout the film.
Try this at home by mirroring the colours and textures of a favourite painting through your furniture and soft furnishings.
Artwork can bring a room to life, even more so when it enhances the rest of the features.
4. EXPERIMENT WITH STYLING DIFFERENT ROOMS
A home office can be one of the most important rooms in a house, especially when it is needed to spark creativity.
Try your hand at styling this space by giving it an industrial feel like that inThe Intern.
Start with a sleek desk, a bold rug and a statement pendant light. Add fresh flowers or plants, designer desk accessories and a sweet smelling candle to give the space a cosy, inspiring feel.
5. DON’T TRY IT ALL
Taking inspiration from the homes of your favourite characters is a fun alternative form of inspiration but its important to be mindful that they are movie sets and recreating them in their entirety might feel too staged and overwhelming.
Instead pick and choose just a few of your favourite elements from a scene to bring the film to life in your own home.