Oscar Fashion for Your Living Room

House & Garden magazine has the latest in Oscar looks for your home!

The magazine was inspired by the interior design of many of this year's films, and its editors picked their Top 3 looks for Oscar-quality interior design in your own home.

The winners are: "The Queen," "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Dream Girls."

These three films cover the spectrum, from ultraluxurious and fanciful to chic and cheap. From adding an accessory to redoing an empty basement, these looks could be for you, and you'll have a lot of fun creating and enjoying them. One last point: When it comes to what to spend the big bucks on, decide on what you can't live without, and be resourceful with the rest.


The Look: The traditional English country house.

Slightly worn, chintzy upholstery

Tartans, plaids and other traditional British fabrics and patterns

Stately, not overly formal in a French way

How to Get This Look at Home:

1. Update the look by throwing in an unexpected color and pattern. Specifically, select a fresh, bright and solid color to counter the plaids and tartans.

2. Freshen up the worn and comfy feel with a little sharpness. Specifically, a few accent pieces with contemporary lines.

3. Collect funky English accessories at flea markets, antique shops and auctions.

The Props:

Cowtan & Tout Chintz on the walls, you can find a like pattern at Waverly.com for $30 a yard. The fabric on the lampshade is Duralee -- which sells for $50 a yard.

Floral patterned rug, 5' x 7'4" from The Rug Company for $2,200 -- Therugcompany.info. Crate and Barrel has similar rugs at a lower price point ranging from $200 to $900.

Flea market lamp for $5.

Hunting pictures from Art.com. $10 to $25 each -- 17 x 25.

Spode China tray and bowl for $50 to $100.


The Look: Welcome to "The Brady Bunch" today. The movie's style is classic Americana. Focus on dining with a vignette centering on tabletop.

How to Get This Look at Home:

1. It's all about plates and glasses; cheap and chic is the way to go. Thomas O'Brien at Target; Melamine plates with pop motifs, dining chairs and hanging lamps.

2. Vintage 1950s furniture.

3. Bold graphics in avocados and oranges.

The Props:

Wallpaper from Flavorpaper.com for $150 a roll.

Orangita cuckoo clock from Anthropology.com for $120.

Sunburst mirror from Calypso for $2,600 at calypso-celle.com. Lower priced available at simplymirrors.com for $349.98.

Zero table from Design Within Reach for $778. Dimensions: 29H x 34.5D x 18BaseD. Find it at dwr.com.

French Bull melamine plates/bowls/flatware for $7 a cup, $32 set of flatware, plates $11.25 at frenchbull.com. Also available at Gracious Home.


The Look: A lounge area. Soulful '60s meets state-of-the-art techno pop. Musts include a bar cart on wheels, a round and tufted sectional and rugs.

How to Get This Look at Home:

1. High gloss paint.

2. Wallpaper -- there has been a wallpaper explosion and a recent reintroduction of new wallpapers with '60s patterns.

3. Plastic fantastic accessories -- from phones to lamps.

The Props:

Benjamin Moore paint in white high gloss (Benjamin Moore Super White 02). benjaminmoore.com.

Lucite table from Plexicraft for $340. Dimensions are 42L x 16D x 1'6"H -- Plexicraft.com.

Group of four mirrored squares, 8 inches per square, from West Elm for $19 each at westelm.com.

Two pink chairs from Andrew Martin for $500 each.

Black horse head from Vellum for $295 -- vellumnewyork.com.