Break out the fancy glasses and DIY gold plates—it’s almost Oscars night! To complement the star-studded affair, we rounded up chic décor and decadent dishes that suit an epic viewing party. In fact, two of the featured recipes come straight from Wolfgang Puck’s menu for the Governors Ball — the post-Oscar celebration (bringing us that much closer to Lupita and Cate, right?!) So, grab a handful of ballots, add some streamers to your shopping list, and peek at what’s awaiting you come Oscars night.
Dreams do come true — decking your walls Maison Martin Margiela‘s signature design aesthetic is now possible. The French fashion house is set to launch a collection of wallpaper with Omexco, a Belgian luxury wall coverings manufacturer. The influential and sought after style of the Margiela brand comes through in the designs, blending avant-garde ideals with classic tastes, much like the label’s garments. Margiela is known for reinterpreting objects of all forms and sizes, while deconstructing shape and volume to craft one-of-kind creations.
Based on multiple motifs, the line features emblematic Margiela prints, oversized patterns, and varied textures. The collection finds inspiration in a variety of places, and includes five design themes with several color offerings for each. Patterns vary from soft to bold, including a floral print inspired by classic cross-stitching, as well as the rough reproduction of a Tuscan limestone found at a flea market. The other three themes are a geometric marble mosaic print, a trompe l’oeil of a typical Margiela pattern, and a deformed herringbone motif with an optical illusion. The wallpaper collection will be available at the end of April, in over 3,000 design stores worldwide. Check out the full collection on omexco.be and start planning your own fashion-forward wall makeover.
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Standing tall in downtown Manhattan is The Broome Hotel, a gem exclusive to New York City’s SoHo neighborhood. The structure, which boasts an open courtyard and penthouse, is the brain child of French restaurateurs, Vincent Boitier, brothers Jean Claude and Stephane Iacovelli, owner Damien Jaquinet, and designer Olivier Weisse.
Weisse borrowed European elements, along with NYC boutique-bought items to create the whimsical five-floor, 14-room edifice. “I’m a French man in New York, and I wanted the hotel’s design to mix both cultures,” the designer tells InStyle.com, citing the hotel’s bistro chairs and painted moldings that adorn the guest rooms and open space. “The open air atrium is a complete dichotomy from the chaos of the city, and allows guests to have their own slice of peace in a heavenly setting,” adds Boitier.
The Broome is the first of its kind—everything from the BDDW mirrors hanging in the hallways to the Nunu’s Chocolates that stock each room’s mini bar, is locally sourced. “I took inspiration from SoHo’s industrial style, and decided to go contemporary, with a nod to the community around us,” says Weisse. In fact, all of the décor and goods were purchased within walking distance of the hotel, notably from BDDW, Thomas O’Brien, Jonathan Adler, Design within Reach, and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Click here for a tour of The Broome, exclusive design details, and where to shop the hotel’s NYC-curated goods.
For more information and to book a room, visit thebroomenyc.com.