Considering that the Oscars are less than a week away, it's about time to start prepping your house for your own Sunday night Oscar party. Since YumSugar shared images with me of her preview tour of the Governors Ball, I figured I'd put 'em to use and show you how to get the look of an Oscar party lounge, making your digs worthy of an award — or at the very least, a nomination.
While I'll never endorse this color scheme, I do appreciate its inspiration. Special events producer Cheryl Cecchetto spoke to the influences saying, "The inspiration this year was really drawn from the gold of the Oscar and the red of the red carpet." To learn how to get this inspired look for your Oscar party, or any other,
The Palette: As I said, the palette for this party is simply red and gold. But, you can bring in some other tones by using reflective materials like mirror, glass, and pailettes. If red and gold isn't your thing, I don't blame you. Use a similar arrangement in the colors that suit your home best.
The Furniture: The first item on the furniture list is the center piece of a modular seating set or sectional, or an armless loveseat. If you're using the color scheme, you can still get the look with the sofa you already own, but the armless seating is really what gives it that clubby/lounge feel. Try the Brocade Home Horizontal Tufted Loveseat ($1199), the West Elm Tillary Modular Seating ($799), or the EQ3 SALEMA Armless Loveseat ($549). You'll also need a pair of West Elm Mirror Side Tables ($249) for that reflective ritzy glow, and of course, as a place to stash your cocktails.
The Accents: The accents are pretty minimal — just a pair of vases and accent pillows — but they pack a Hollywood glam punch. You'll want to save room for your warm-bodied guests and libations. The accent pillows will be glitzy, with paillettes or sequins of some sort. Try the Nate Berkus Gold Sequin Toss Pillow ($34.99), the West Elm Peacock Pillow Covers ($39), or these Fun and Funky Sequined Pillows ($29.99). Pick up a duo of slim crystal or glass vases, like the Plum Party Honiton Glass Vases ($42 for five) or the CB2 Lisbon Vases ($9.95). Then, fill the vase with a single, top-heavy flower, like a red rose or a fiery-red begonia.
The Lighting: Go with dimmed overhead lighting, or pick up a pale luster from a nearby table lamp.