The set and costume design for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, based on Truman Capote’s bestselling novel, offer some of the most iconic props in film…from the claw foot bathtub turned sofa, to the oversized cigarette holder, and stunning wardrobe by Givenchy for star Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, along with the coolest onscreen animal ever…Cat.
The claw-foot half bathtub sofa in Holly’s living room is cushioned with pops of colour in the otherwise neutral apartment and acts as a simplistic backdrop to the action and costumes. Stacked suitcases, a Zebra rug and several junk yard objects complete the eclectic interior.
In contrast, her upstairs neighbor, struggling writer Paul Varjak’s (George Peppard) apartment has been furnished by his interior designer and wealthy lover. The abundance of gold leafed furniture provides a perfect contrast to help set out the characters personalities.
Paul’s designer has a fabulous New York apartment, too.
Later in the film Holly redecorates her apartment to reflect her interest in her new Brazilian boyfriend.
When that ill-fated romance ends, Holly finds out what is really important to her…and that includes the ever faithful Cat.