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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Memorable Oscar Nominated Production Designs

Check out how each can be the perfect peg for your dream home


After the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, many film buffs can’t wait to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night—the Academy Awards. Apart from the glitz and glamour on the red carpet, all eyes are on the awarding proper—anxiously waiting as to who and which film will snatch the coveted Oscar trophy.

To join in on the fever, we’ve collated five Academy-approved production designs that you can use as pegs for your home. After all, beyond the superb script and acting chops, the set and overall production contribute a lot to the story and how it affects us.

Main photo from Wired.

Midnight in Paris

Who wouldn’t love to be transported to the romantic city of Paris? As the film tells the story of Gil Pender, a screenwriter—viewers are given a free trip to the city, including a special montage of Paris’ iconic spots.

Photo from The New York Times.

Home Tour peg:

A 36sqm Unit designed by interior designer Van Acuna-Solana. 

To create the feel and vibe of the City of Light, Van worked with pink touches toned down by neutrals. Prints and patterns also add life to the compact space.

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Photos by Dairy Darilag.

Anna Karenina

Based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel of the same name, the movie gives the audience a peek into the lives of socialites; and the affairs they keep. We especially loved the costumes and the incredible sets that speak of luxury.

Photo from Ace Showbiz.

Home Tour pegs:

Stylist Pam Quinones's three-bedroom townhouse features a sophisticated palette of black, white, and gray. A wrought-iron chandelier and a couple of French-inspired accents give the space a luxurious feel.

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Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

This young couple's townhouse features a French style with a romantic feel. Designed with the help of decorator and former Real Living creative director Gwyn Guanzon, it also has classic elements paired with modern pieces. Some of the picks that remind us of Anna Karenina include the Neo-baroque black chandeliers and decorative stickers on the walls.

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Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Alice in Wonderland

Some say that Tim Burton’s approach to the well-loved classic is a bit dark but we still love how the set made us feel like we’re in Wonderland too. We’d love to walk around the forest, have tea with the Mad Hatter, and maybe pay a visit to the White Queen as well.

Photo from Wired.

Home Tour pegs:

Interior designer Jean Suzanne Sy's charming project in Bulacan looks straight out of a fairy tale. The Shabby chic style featuring hints of blue and distressed furniture give the space a cozy vibe that one would love to come home to.

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Once you step into this penthouse designed by interior designer Van Acuna-Solana, you will immediately feel like you're transported to Wonderland! It has lovely prints paired with earth shades like green and brown. With an English garden as inspiration, Van was able to bring a touch of the outdoors into the home—successfully creating a vibe reminiscent of spring.

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Photo by At Maculangan.

The Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby’s love and obsession for Daisy Buchanan is at the center of this epic film that also tackles life in the 1920s. To bring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story to life, the production design highlights luxurious touches and elegant elements.

Photo from Betches.

Home Tour pegs:

Would you believe that this living area is found in a one-bedroom condo? To be able to achieve a glamorous home, the owner worked with talented Filipino interior designers, who then used vibrant shades, bold patterns, and metallic details.

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Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

This 62sqm unit designed by Paul Baes and Joel Salazar of Lucina Home and interior designer John Vigilia proves that big pieces can also work in small spaces. Well-chosen furniture and accessories can transform a once-plain space into a luxurious haven that you can truly call your own.

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Photo by Ocs Alvarez/ACME Visual Productions.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Who knew Johnny Depp could sing and belt out some tunes? The story is meant for a mature audience and the unique Tim Burton treatment is perfect for the film. As the film progresses, you’ll be surprised with the unexpected twists and turns.

Photo from HD Wallpapers.

Home Tour peg:

This modern industrial condo home shows that black and neutral shades can give any space a relaxing feel. Pai Edles and Misty Floro of Morfosis Design worked on the layout of the once three-bedroom home to create an ideal space for the homeowner. To complement the modern industrial style, they also chose a black-and-white color scheme. 

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Photo by Michael Angelo Chua.

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