Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hollywood Glamour Inspired Living Room

Hollywood Regency, or I call it Hollywood Glam is one of my favorite styles in interior design. The style came in during the golden age of Hollywood in the 1930's. The actor turned interior designer William Haines and Dorothy Draper were the first few who popularized the style. And after how many decades, it has been revived once again by Kelly Wearstler and so many others.

From decorpad

Here are key points to get an all glammed up room.

For the color scheme, black and white is mainly used. These colors are then complemented with metallic colors like gold and chrome. Add a little pop of color like fuscia, turquoise, bright green and yellow on small items.

Texture and Pattern
The style focuses on geometric shapes, angular patterns and bold curves. Carpets with geometric and rhythmic motifs or animal prints are often used. Mirrors with sunburst patterns cast a sultry glow to a room. Velvets, silk, satin, and shag area rugs are tactile materials that are important in this style.

Polished Surface
Polished and shiny surface was a major characteristic in Hollywood Glam. They used laquered furniture in black or white, used a lot of mirrors on the walls and on consoles as well. Chairs and tables also had legs plated in chrome or brass.

The chairs and sofas usually have plenty of tufting, nailheads and tassels. The shapes of some furniture pieces are geometric, exuding the art deco vibe. There is also chinois influence as seen on the bamboo chairs. Stools with faux furs are paired with lacquered tables.


In an old hollywood theme setting, it's all about mood lighting. Use sconces to cast indirect lighting, which is important to set the perfect “glamorous”atmosphere. A crystal chandelier can be put up at the ceiling as a theatrical accent.

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