Red Carpet Charisma

The Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night featured so many memorable moments—Frances McDormand’s rousing speech, redemption for Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, a jet ski!!

But let’s talk about style. By turns glamorous, cutting-edge, sophisticated and eccentric, the fashions were predictably eclectic; that’s a lot like interior design. Here at Design NJ, we witness firsthand the intersection of runway fashion and home fashion. Each inspires the other, creating a confluence of style that provides a snapshot of a moment in time. (Anyone remember the year of Bjork and that swan dress? That was certainly a moment.) Here are just a few of the outfits that captured our attention—along with their home design counterparts.

Greta knows that bright yellow brings a cheery vibe to every occasion. For more fun, add appliqués.

ABC/Rick Rowell (Greta Gerwig)             Pier 1 Imports, Casbah Spectrum Bistro Chairs

Margot’s all-white look is ultra feminine, with ornate trim used sparingly, for an understated elegance that works beautifully at a soirée.

ABC/Rick Rowell (Margot Robbie)                                   Lily custom tablecloth from Mode Living

Jennifer looks fantastic in this cobalt dress, which really heated things up in a sea of neutrals.

ABC/Rick Rowell (Jennifer Garner)                                       Tuscany range from Viking

I’m sensing a pattern here……

ABC/Rick Rowell (Tiffany Haddish)                                Wedgwood Arris Espresso Collection

Your room (and Nicole) can’t go wrong decked out in classic deep blue.

ABC/Rick Rowell (Nicole Kidman)                                              Fritz Hanson Series 7 chairs

I just need to pause here, because, well, these ladies. (#agedefying) They prove, beautifully, that angles and curves in classic neutrals have a timeless simplicity that never goes out of style.

ABC/Craig Sjodin (Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren)                           Chilewich bamboo placemats

A swathe of red makes a great backdrop for a fantastic night.

ABCTV                                                                 Duralee Hampton Showhouse

Long lines in gold with a hint of black trim create show-stopping style.

ABC/Craig Sjodin (Lupita Nyong’o and Kumail Nanjiani)   Symphony cabinet from Boca Do Lobo

Sparkle and fringe make a memorable presentation.

ABC/Craig Sjodin (Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot)           Trilliane Chandelier from Schonbek