Learn About Hollywood Regency
Since we just shared our latest interiors project Modern Hollywood Regency, we thought we’d share a bit of our research on the style and its key characteristics. Not to mention a ton of great glam eye candy…
Hollywood Regency is an interior design style that began in the 1930s when opulence and glamour were the main objectives for celebrity clients that wanted their environments to be as show stopping as they were. A few noteworthy designers of that time, such as Dorothy Draper, William Haines and Billy Baldwin, continue to inspire the likes today’s popular designers, such as Kelly Wearstler & Jonathan Adler.
Hollywood Regency has a few key elements: sleek reflective surfaces, lacquered furniture, lucite anything, sparkly touches (think metallic finishes, chrome touches or crystal chandeliers), tufted upholstery, geometric shapes, faux bamboo furniture & flocked wallpaper.
Though taking its name from the English Regency Style, Hollywood Regency was most strongly influenced by the Art Deco style of the 1920s. Similar design elements include clean lines, bold colors, and geometric patterns while design intentions emphasize luxury and fine craftsmanship.
Space planning allows for comfortable home entertaining. Furniture groupings give spaces lounge-like feel and consist of low sofas and chairs & multipurpose ottomans grouped for conversation. The scale of furniture in a Hollywood Regency space is scaled down to allow mingling space for guests and to not take away from the rooms’ inhabitants.
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