Thursday, May 5, 2011

Chic interiors inspired by the one and only Audrey

We love Audrey Hepburn. She seemed so effortlessly chic and sophisticated. From Charade to My Fair Lady, her movies are style icons unto themselves. Who can forget the "little black dress" in Breakfast at Tiffany's or the black and white extravaganza of the races in My Fair Lady? Audrey Hepburn's personal style was equally feminine and elegant with modern twists. It's easy to see how these elements can inspire chic interiors.

Holly Golightly's wardrobe with its trench coats and little black dresses was classic but her apartment was anything but. Remember the bathtub loveseat?


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Her Brazilian inspired dÈcor in Breakfast at Tiffanyís was eclectic to say the least, fearlessly mixing antiques, modern lighting fixtures, taxidermy and vintage pieces with classic elements like a tailored tablecloth. Very Domino magazine!


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We love the bold black and white stripes and French style accessories of this small powder room. The stripes remind us of Eliza Doolittle's races outfit from My Fair Lady. What do you think?


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Beyond her famous movie roles, Audrey Hepburn personified feminine, European chic. Tailored clothes, classic accessories and crisp color combinations are hallmarks of her style.



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We love these rooms "inspired" by Audrey!


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Mary Macdonald found inspiration in the famous Tiffany blue box. The feminine but not frou-frou furniture and black and white photos give her office a crisp, tailored feeling.


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We're inspired with interior design ideas from the mix of antiques and frilly touches, like the feather covered table lamp in this garret bedroom. The dressing table and French chair add a Parisian feel to the dÈcor.


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This room is tailored without being fussy, just like Audrey. The black and white picture of her in this room is a nice touch along with the delicate wall sconces.


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6 comments:

meenal @ maison marigold said...

I love the refined glamour of these rooms..quite like the one epitomised by the beautiful legend that was audrey! thankyou for your lovely comment on my daughter's room..makes my efforts worthwhile! have a lovely weekend! xx meenal

amourette said...

I love the striped bathroom walls in particular!

Joanna said...

Loved the bathroom! Cool wall paper color choice! Nice post, check out also 3D Rendering

Arcadian Lighting said...

Looks beautiful on your blog! Thanks again, Ashley! Have a fantastic weekend :)

Maritha
ArcadianLighting

Love Design Company said...

classically beautiful! i love it! my favourite is the tufted banquette with the gorgeous stenciled wall. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

The Mary McDonald photo has been a favourite of mine since I first saw it in Domino. Love it!

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