This year’s Oscar nominated films featured some pretty stylish sets, from dramatic historic scenes to sophisticated set pieces. Inspired by the set design of these Oscar contenders, we rounded up furniture and accessories that represent our take on this year’s best movies. Scroll through to see what we loved about films like Bridge of Spies and Brooklyn and how you can get a similar look at home!
BRIDGE OF SPIES
Photo: DreamWorks SKG
Set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a New York lawyer turned CIA recruit, played by Tom Hanks. The harrowing story of espionage and disorderly politics takes place at the height of the Cold War, making for a classic 1950’s set. Recreate the look at home with mid-century and industrial chic finds as well as clever multi-functional pieces that offer hidden compartments, like our Batik Writing Desk.
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
The one with the gruesome bear scene that everyone is still talking about, The Revenant from acclaimed director, Alejandro G. Inarritu stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a legendary explorer who faces and endures unimaginable grief, physical pain, and betrayal from his hunting teammate turned enemy, played by Tom Hardy. Set against the backdrop of a viscous winter in the uncharted American wilderness, the film is filled with rich hides and raw landscape. Get the look with natural wood and fur pieces.
Photo: The Weinstein Company
Quite possibly one of the most stylish films of the year, Todd Hayne’s, Carol is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel, The Price of Salt. The film follows two women (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara) from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950’s New York. What better way to incorporate the film’s sophisticated style into your decor than with bold figurative art and rich, high gloss lacquers?
THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Photo: Double Feature Films
In Quentin Tarantino’s post-Civil War Western, The Hateful Eight, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. With a parade of ponchos and arsenal, this film is as high on style as it is on drama. To get the look at home, channel your inner Western style with wild furnishings and masculine accessories.
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
Based off the novel by Colm Tóibín, Brooklyn stars Saorise Ronan as a young Irish immigrant, Eilis Lacey, navigating her way through 1950’s Brooklyn. Caught between two romances on separate continents, Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Go for unexpected colors and sculptural mid-century pieces to create a similar look at home.
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
Photo: Warner Bros.
From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise comes Mad Max: Fury Road. Desperate to escape a tyrannical leader called Immortan Joe, loner Max Rockatansky, played by Tom Hardy joins forces with the one armed Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron), who is fleeing from Joe and his fanatical followers with a precious cargo that she has smuggled from Joe’s stronghold. Get the look by incorporating a muted desert-like color palette with amber and gold accents
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. What was your favorite film of the year? Sound off in the comments below!