What is Hollywood Regency?
If we had to describe Hollywood Regency in one line, then it would have to be – a new twist to old classics with an added dose of glamour.
Tracing the History of Hollywood Regency
William Haines designed homes for movie stars that made them larger than life with sleek low-lying furnishings and sumptuously dressed walls and windows, while Dorothy Draper’s larger-than-life personality filled great halls and hotels with bright colors and big, bold patterns. Hollywood Regency gradually entered homes across America.
The style is really is East (Orient) meets West (Gold Cost) with hits of vibrant color, neoclassic details with a whimsical mix of scale – tufted sofas and modern Greek and Egyptian influenced fretwork, patterns and furniture silhouettes!
Another designer who pioneered this form of design was Dorothy Draper. Her design aesthetics embodied freshened dark and tired period styles with fresh coats of white paint, black lacquer, and loads of over-sized botanical prints and stripes. Bold and often feminine color schemes modernized baroque and regency styles, softening and simplifying them to create a unique, Americanized version of traditional period style.
What Defines Hollywood Regency
Furniture & Finishes
Clean, modern, small-scale, big-scale, streamlined tailored piece mixed with European antiques or materials like lacquer, mirror and velvets. Large pop art type pieces, high glamour photography and maybe a few feathers. Hollywood Regency is all about drama and the furniture & finishes does its bit in contributing towards the theme.
When you think Hollywood, you have to think bright and bold. the color palette of this design theme usually comprises Chinese Red, Canary Yellow, Apple Greens, Turquoises, Aqua, Pinks (of course) and generous dose’s of Black and White!
Geometric shapes, squares, rectangles, ovals – this designs deals with patterns scaled down to its barest form.
Moroccan Trellis, foliage, floral, geometric shapes, and damask patterned fabrics. As for solids think texture; velvet, chenille, high gloss and patent leathers.
Make it Your Own!
If you’ve been inspired enough to want this design theme for your home, here’s a list of thing which can help you get started! You can purchase all of them right here & now on Homefuly!