How To Recreate The Breakfast At Tiffany's Apartment

Photo: Courtesy of Paramount.
As one of the most enduring style icons of all time, Audrey Hepburn's influence knows no bounds — and extends far beyond the ubiquitous Breakfast at Tiffany's posters. Her LBDs and pixie cuts are still emulated by women everywhere, but it's the settings of some of the actress' most memorable movies that has us intrigued today.

Whether embodying a Cockney flower girl or a princess on the run, bunking down in Paris or living it up in Rome, Hepburn was always surrounded by decor that reflected her elegance and ease. To honor Hepburn's upcoming National Portrait Gallery exhibit, we're diving into five Hepburn classics, and analyzing the little background details that make them timeless and totally stylish.

Click through to see our modern-day picks that would make the screen legend smile.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount.
Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
When she wasn't inviting half of Manhattan over for one of her infamously rowdy parties, Holly Golightly's swanky Upper East Side apartment offers up some major inspiration. The girl-about-town furnished her space with whimsical flair with suitcases strewn across the living room, crates as cocktail tables, and an empty fridge — save for a pair of pink ballet flats. To translate this to your own home, look for quirky pieces, and balance them with classy, feminine details. In Golightly's case, the decorative tassels and animal print rug are polished off by the jewel-toned cushions and lattice cutout doors. Brownie points if you can hunt down a claw-foot bathtub sofa.
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A suitcase might be a peculiar spot for Golightly to keep her record player, but the powder blue hue and brass hardware will add intrigue to any corner of a room.
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Only the most glamorous gals would drink milk out of a vintage champagne glass.
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This brass cat is not as cuddly as its movie counterpart, but it definitely won't jump on your shoulder, unprovoked.
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Hepburn's character was wearing this stunner of a sleeping mask in her first scene with the male lead.
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Photo: Courtesy of Paramount.
Funny Face (1957)
In this charming musical comedy, Hepburn's character is whisked away to Paris to participate in photoshoots at the most gorgeous locales imaginable. But, not even the interiors of Place de l'Opéra can outshine the Greenwich Village bookstore where she's first scouted. The shelves upon shelves of periodicals are an intellectual's dream, and we couldn't turn our eyes away from the artsy prints, and eclectic busts. Channel that cerebral approach to decorating (with perhaps a bit less of her character's philosophical angst) with tall wooden shelves, abundant books, and abstract paintings. This interior shows that your reads don't belong hidden in a paper box underneath your bed. Flaunt 'em if you got 'em — categorizing and color-coding are not even necessary.
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These leather-covered books proves that you have great interior decorating, and literary taste.
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This decorative ladder is a great way to display your throws, and blankets — even if you don't have a floor-to-ceiling bookcase to lean it against.
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This bold Picasso print is the perfect print to display for any artistic soul.
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This industrial light fixture is a sophisticated choice for a home office.
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Photo: Mondadori/Getty Images.
Roman Holiday (1953)
On a diplomatic trip, Princess Anya escapes the opulent confines of the Baroque-style embassy, to crash in an American reporter's humble apartment, which she had first mistaken as a part of an elevator. Upon closer inspection, we see why she would feel more at home there: The tiny bachelor pad is rife with cozy details. Seeing as it belongs to a journalist, the room wouldn't be complete without a writing desk in reclaimed lumber. To get the look, don't be afraid to mix different wood textures, and keep your eye out for bold brass objects.
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Find vintage ash trays at local flea markets and repurpose them as trays or bowls.
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Unlike the Princess, you won't have to borrow from the boys with this comfy PJ set.
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This pendant lighting fixture is a dead ringer for the one used in the movie.
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This Hans Wegner-style side chair will be a great yin to your writing desk's yang.
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Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.
My Fair Lady (1964)
This scene, in the house of Professor Higgins' mother, perfectly expresses the quintessential decor elements of the Edwardian era: Lace tablecloth, tasteful silverware, and ceramic tea sets. Plus, the dusty blue palette is so pretty. To modernize the interiors of George Bernard Shaw's classic, look for romantic pieces with unexpected contemporary details, such as metallic edges or binary prints.
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This juxtaposed plate modernizes your grandma's supper game.
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Who needs a Victorian arm chair when you can have an equally ornate bar stool?
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The understated lace edge makes this napkin elegant, but not too stuffy.
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This marble coaster will surely add some stunning detail to your dinner table.
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Photo: Mondadori/Getty Images.
How To Steal A Million (1966)
There are many things to envy about Hepburn's character, Nicole Bonnet: She's got an impressive collection of chic coats, impeccable eye makeup, and a witty, handsome paramour in Peter O'Toole. But it's her over-the-top Parisian mansion that really had us brimming with jealousy. Her ultra-feminine bedroom — tickled in pink and trimmed with gold — is a sight to behold. (See the whole room in color here.) Don't shy away from pastels and ruffles if you want to follow suit: Patterned items, and found objects have a way of matching if they're of a similar motif, whether it's a scroll-print area rug or floral curtains. The room also proves that café chairs would look just as cute by your bed as they do on the esplanade.
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Add a bit of French country flair to your bedding with this shabby chic duvet set.
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This gold mirror is a space-saving version of Bonnet's triptych.
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The diamond shaped, marble detail updates this striking gold sconce.
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A touch of Mother Nature goes a long way, particularly when it comes to flowers.
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