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A Trip Down an Interior Road to the Oscars

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Yesterday saw the announcement of the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. In homage to this event I thought it would be fun to do an interior take on the awards. Now I am not saying these interiors included are the best in the land, but what I have done is put together a collection of traditional, opulent, and quirky pieces. Think of this as the red carpet before the main event that brings together a complete mix of people for one evening of entertainment. So here is my fun trip down an interior road to the Oscars. Best Director How to you translate 'Best Director' into interiors?   The iconic symbol of any film set is the cast and crew directors chairs, so I have selected a trio of seating options that are worthy of any A-Lister. [caption id="attachment_4481" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Leather & Linen Porter's Chair, Alexander & Pearl £1895.00 Leather & Linen Porter's Chair, Alexander & Pearl £1895.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4486" align="aligncenter" width="581"]'Ok' Swivel Hand Chair, Homes Direct365 £214.99 'Ok' Swivel Hand Chair, Homes Direct365 £214.99[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4489" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Eames Style RAR Rocker Chair (Gino), Out There Interiors £195.00 Eames Style RAR Rocker Chair (Gino), Out There Interiors £195.00[/caption] Best Actress These women may not have a Hollywood blockbuster behind them but they will certainly light up any room with their beauty. [caption id="attachment_4495" align="aligncenter" width="483"]Le Souci de la Souris, The French Bedroom Company £175.00 Le Souci de la Souris, The French Bedroom Company £175.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4492" align="aligncenter" width="379"]Marie Antoinette Chair, Sweetpea & Willow £545.00 Marie Antoinette Chair, Sweetpea & Willow £545.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4490" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Watercolor Portrait - Wall Mural by PIXERS £436.00 Watercolor Portrait - Wall Mural by PIXERS £436.00[/caption] Best Actor Sorry ladies there is no Ryan Reynolds or George Clooney tucked up my sleeve in this category but there are three very diverse pieces to celebrate very much for a gentleman. [caption id="attachment_4496" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Keswick Male Nude Arms Outstretched Sculpture, The Libra Company £62.00 Keswick Male Nude Arms Outstretched Sculpture, The Libra Company £62.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4497" align="aligncenter" width="620"] 'Devilishly Handsome Gentleman' Cushion, The Oak Room £26.99 'Devilishly Handsome Gentleman' Cushion, The Oak Room £26.99[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4494" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Portrait of Godfrey, The French Bedroom Company £120.00 Portrait of Godfrey, The French Bedroom Company £120.00[/caption] Best Foreign Language Film Great design has no borders and it doesn't need a passport but each country has their own traditional crafts, style and flair.  First we head to Italy for a lamp designed by Feruccio Laviani, for the iconic Italian manufacturer Kartell. [caption id="attachment_4501" align="aligncenter" width="492"]Kartell Taj Lights, Design 55 Interiors £147.00 Kartell Taj Lights, Design 55 Interiors £147.00[/caption] The simplicity of the traditional brings an air of romance.  These beautiful Andalucian bowls are typical of the region and will add a touch of Spanish charm to your home. [caption id="attachment_4482" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Small Andalucian Bowls, Alhambra Home & Garden £5.75 Small Andalucian Bowls, Alhambra Home & Garden £5.75[/caption] We now skip across the channel to the shores of France.  This bed is intricately carved and fitting for any French aristocracy within their exquisite chateau or mansion. [caption id="attachment_4508" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Provencal Bonaparte French Bed, The French Bedroom Company £1795.00 Provencal Bonaparte French Bed, The French Bedroom Company £1795.00[/caption] Best Cinematography The beauty of a film is in how it is shot.  The skill of the director to capture the atmosphere and emotion through the eye of a camera lens.  We can not show cinematography but we can translate this into landscapes.  Our landscape is full of drama and breathtaking moments, from the hills to the vales the cities to the seas, when you stop and truly take a moment, you will discover the incredible landscape that surrounds you. [caption id="attachment_4503" align="aligncenter" width="581"]Beach 4 Panel Screen, Arthouse £90.00 Beach 4 Panel Screen, Arthouse £90.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4491" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Watercolor Landscape - Wall Mural by PIXERS £347.00 Watercolor Landscape - Wall Mural by PIXERS £347.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4484" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Beacon View Cup and Saucer, Cath Kidston £15.00 Beacon View Cup and Saucer, Cath Kidston £15.00[/caption] Best Documentary Documentaries like films are created from stories, their stories maybe nonfictional but their tales still fascinate.  The greatest stories can be found in the most beautiful libraries across the world as well as in our own homes.

[caption id="attachment_4480" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Surface View Library 1 Wall Mural,, John Lewis £450.00 Surface View Library 1 Wall Mural,, John Lewis £450.00[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_4498" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Mortlock Library, Redbubble £12.00 The Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia, Redbubble £12.00[/caption] Best Visual Effects As far as I know, interiors do not explode or perform in front of a green screen, but there is nothing more like a visual effect than a light.  They need no words to describe as these statement pieces can certainly speak for themselves. [caption id="attachment_4493" align="aligncenter" width="487"]Atlantis, Terzani Atlantis, Terzani[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4488" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Delphinium Chandelier Oval, Ottimo Lighting £6,457.00 Delphinium Chandelier Oval, Ottimo Lighting £6,457.00[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4500" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Niagara Chandelier, Lladro £82,800.00 Niagara Chandelier, Lladro £82,800.00[/caption] Flying the Flag We will of course be rooting for our incredible British talent on the evening of the Academy Awards and to prepare for this luxurious evening, we hope they are bathing in a patriotic bath such as this. [caption id="attachment_4504" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Bespoke Glass Mosaic Bath, BC Designs £30,000.00 Bespoke Glass Mosaic Bath, BC Designs £30,000.00[/caption] Our Oscar Winning Collection To end our award winning post, we have created a new award - our collection.  So we end with our Oscar worthy pieces for where you Eat Sleep Live Eat [caption id="attachment_4505" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Extending Dining Table, Eat Sleep Live Extending Dining Table, Eat Sleep Live[/caption] Sleep [caption id="attachment_4506" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Qube Bed, Eat Sleep Live Qube Bed, Eat Sleep Live[/caption] Live [caption id="attachment_4507" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Qube Low Cabinet, Eat Sleep Live Qube Low Cabinet, Eat Sleep Live[/caption]    

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