Like millions of Tinseltown fans, I can hardly wait to see which of my favorite films will take home Oscar gold at the 2015 Academy Awards. As I watched clips of this year’s nominees, I couldn’t help but think about how masterfully moody the silver screen is. And then it dawned on me: so is furniture. When dramatically shaped, dipped in rich color or sheathed in playful pattern, furniture goes from bit player to superstar. Focal point furniture such as this delivers red carpet wow to rooms of any size or style, and enables us to create whatever mood we like with stylish intent. Just for fun, let’s see how high drama furniture in Oscar style can deliver star power wow in your home.
Had Meryl Streep’s mean ol’ witch in Into the Woods sipped that magic potion while lounging on the sexy shaped Cosette Chaise, her transformation would have been not only beautiful and youthful, but stylishly bewitching too.
The secrets of The Imitation Game’s Alan Turing (portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch) might have stayed more sufficiently secret had they been stored in the High Drama Chest. Its curvaceous silhouette turns the spotlight with a va-va-voom pinup girl ease, relegating everything else to the shadows.
Birdman’s Riggan Thomson (played by Michael Keaton) would have felt anything but washed up with his feet propped atop the Vera Cube. Decked out in a lively Old World teardrop motif, Vera adds a hint of global mystique that intrigues and rejuvenates.
Since Boyhood required twelve years to film every twist and turn, all characters in it — from Olivia (portrayed by Patricia Arquette) to Mason Sr. (Ethan Hawke)–would likely have appreciated the Twitter Sectional, a butter-soft leather sectional so comfy it instantly relaxes, which makes the dramas of life easier to handle.
The Sanctuary Tufted Bed probably wouldn’t have helped Monsieur Gustave (played by Ralph Flennes) prove his innocence after being framed for murder. But its sky’s-the-limit arched headboard (trimmed in decadent bits of shimmery mirror, no less!) would have restored the once-luxe looks of the Grand Budapest Hotel in the ‘bling’ of an eye.
This year’s Academy Awards is now one for the books. Time to turn the spotlight to…home. How will you pump up the drama in yours?