Meanwhile, the Hollywood Regency style of decorating captures the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s Golden Age from 1930 to approximately 1959. Strongly affected by designers of the era, like William Haines and Dorothy Draper, the design reflects an eclectic mixture of highly ornamental, traditional decor with Baroque and Neoclassical influences and contemporary, minimalist design fashions. Even though Hollywood Regency has been a fashion once created for the elite social circles of affluent actors, you can still achieve this look with additional budget friendly options from putting in the work.
Add some Hollywood Regency flair to your walls with color and pattern. Wide vertical stripes on walls were a touch appearance of interior designer, Dorothy Draper. Take this look by matching a neutral shade of white with light blue, mint green, salmon, coral or create high contrast with black stripes. When painting stripes, then you’ll cover the whole wall with the lighter base color and then measure, tape and mark the lines for each stripe. Wallpaper also offers a good option for adding color and pattern to walls. Chinoiserie style wallpaper, commonly located in Hollywood Regency style rooms, characteristics Chinese inspired art and civilization. Other typical patterns include damask, trellis or banana-leaf prints.
Furniture and Lamp Refinishing
Turn ordinary thrift shop furniture to Hollywood glam pieces with glossy, highly lacquered finishes. Lacquer spray paint gives furniture an ultra-shine, but a metallic sheen gives an added touch of glamor. It only needs a spray primer first, then a few thin, even coats of color. Lacquered white or black pieces add a classic look or proceed with daring colors of turquoise, teal, emerald green, coral or purple. French Regency, Art Deco, Oriental and contemporary, very low profile furniture styles work best for this eclectic style. Install crystal knobs on drawers and doors. Create elegant lighting by spray painting an old lamp or chandelier pure white or with shiny silver lacquer paint. Add sparkling strands of crystal beads and cover the lighting fixtures with a sheer fabric drum shade for gently diffused light and a classy, classy appearance.
Reupholster a chair or cover some accent pillows with Hollywood Regency inspired cloth patterns. Trellis patterns were favored by English designer David Hicks, who led his powerful designs to Hollywood Regency styles at the ’60s and ’70s. Accent a room with a trellis-patterned carpet, reupholstered chair or cover the rear wall of a bookcase with this pattern on wallpaper. Soften the room with velvet or silk drapes on windows or walls. Embellish a sofa with Chinoiserie fabric-covered cushions or use the cloth to cover a headboard. With decoupage, fabric and a clear-coat polyurethane sealer, you may add a posh appearance to dresser drawers, a complete table or cupboard doors with chintz fabric, a Greek key print or a Draper-inspired banana leaf print.
Home cocktail parties fit perfectly with all the existence associated with Hollywood Regency design. Fashion a home bar out of a sideboard, a console table or possibly a little, rolling cart, ensuring it’s an element of Hollywood glitz, including a shiny lacquered finish, brass hardware, a glass top or mirrored panels. Pour liquor into elegant glass carafes or cut crystal bottles. Accent a wall with an oversized pop art print on canvas and design your own eclectic mix of treasures like faux furs and animal print rugs, vintage beaded necklaces as curtain tiebacks or strings of glass beads hung in window frames to add additional sparkle to your room.