Make a Date With Audrey Hepburn
This style icon may no longer be with us, but her classic look carries on in artwork and interior design
Becky Harris March 1, 2012
Houzz Contributor. Hi there! I live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe as "collected." I got into design via Landscape Architecture, which I studied at the University of Virginia. I've been writing about design online for quite a few years over at Hatch: The Design Public Blog.
Houzz Contributor. Hi there! I live in a 1920s cottage in Atlanta that I'll describe... More
There are only a handful of pop culture icons who pop up often in home décor, and Audrey Hepburn is at the top of the list — her timeless style, her pixielike presence, her little black dress, her updos. She's someone we've been spying around every room in the house, from dining rooms to powder rooms. Here's a look at some well-placed images of her, as well as a guess of what Holly Golightly's place would look like today.
A pink and black Audrey print sets the tone for this room.
A beautiful photograph of Audrey as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's is a perfect addition to this room. Looking at a photo like this every day inspires one to dress with classic style.
In this dining room, Ms. Hepburn peeks over her shoulder at guests, enlivening their dinner parties with her intriguing charm.
Here she is peaking over her shoulder again, this time in the loo. This use of peeking is funny in a bathroom — I wonder if she makes people shy. Also notice how the chandelier and window treatment have Audrey's style.
A unique look has Audrey in the bathroom directly applied on the tiles.
Audrey's glamorous presence is always a great addition to rooms for big girls and little girls alike.
This bathtub sofa is straight out of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
This is what I picture Holly Golightly's apartment would look like in 2012.
The adjacent black and white dining room is very Audrey as well. The furniture has classic lines, and the chandelier adds just the right amount of glamor. The room is edited exactly like Audrey's perfect outfits; think little black dress and chandelier earrings.
One needn't have bubble gum pink frills; here Audrey fits right in with minimalist contemporary décor.
If you want to add some Audrey style to your home, this is the perfect book to leave on your coffee table or nightstand.
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