What is Hollywood Regency? How to Incorporate It Into Your Space | Erin Lane Estate
I use the words Hollywood Regency, Chinoiserie, and Mid-Century Modern at least 20 times a day. People sometimes look at me cross-eyed when I throw these terms around. Doesn't everyone know? I'm such a sucker for design I simply can't get enough of design magazines, blogs, and images of luxurious well designed interiors. One of my favorite things to do is take my 10 year old son to Barnes and Noble, get a coffee at the cafe, and pick up every single design magazine known to man and go to town.
I thought it would be a great idea to create a series on this blog to actually delve a bit deeper into these iconic, classic design styles so I could help our customers learn about design, learn about what they like, and how to communicate that. So Design 101 is born...First Class is my favorite: Hollywood Regency.
When I hear Hollywood Regency the first thing that pops into my head is GLAM. Elements of Hollywood Regency are banana leaves, any color lacquer, brass, pineapples, bright colors, bar carts, stripes, leopard & luxury. If you want WOW factor go with Hollywood Regency.
Hollywood Regency was born in the glitzy 30's. Iconic designers like Dorothy Draper & William "Billy" Haines would encourage their customers in show business to go bold & glamorous with their home decor.
So how do you get this look you ask? Lacquer everything. Hollywood Regency is about shimmer and details and rich fabrics. Adornments on lamp shades and window treatments. Luxurious rugs, brass bar carts and chinoiserie coffee tables. No spartan or minimalist decor here. Here are a few of my favorite examples.
Photo Credit: Michel Arnaud
The Greenbrier Hotel, Decorated by Dorothy Draper, Newly Decorated by Carlton Varney
Photo Credit: Zach DeSart
Kitchen by Celerie Kimble[caption id="attachment_3105" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The High Style of Dorothy Draper exhibition. Museum of the City of New York rotunda shown. Rose pattern painted by muralist based on Draper's "Manor Rose" fabric and wallpaper. Draper's "Manor Rose" featured 4 inch wide roses. We increased the scale of the roses to approx. 36 inches wide.
Reproduction furniture was displayed only in the rotunda.[/caption]
Photo Credit: Architectural Digest
via: Lonny Mag
Photo Credit: Patrick Cline
via: Lonny Mag
I picked a few of our favorite Hollywood Regency pieces to give you some ideas.
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