Jan 30, 2008

Hollywood Glam

We here at Material Girls LOVE LOVE LOVE the Hollywood Regency style (also known as Hollywood Modern and Hollywood Retro). This look was made popular by Kelly Wearstler, a Los Angeles Interior Designer whose style has been described as "formal but liveable" and "luxurious but attainable". Her style mimics and reinvents the designs of Dorothy Draper, an Interior Designer during the 1920's whose glitzy neo-baroque hotel and restaurant interiors became known as "baroque fantasy"- her signature style.

These two books encompass the Hollywood Regency style and are fabulous design books every design enthusiast should own-Sold at Amazon
Design by Barclay Butera
Design by William Haines
Trina Turk- Designed by Kelly Wearstler

Another famous Kelly Wearstler design

Dorothy Draper's Design- Hampshire House

A few characteristics of the Hollywood Regency Style:

-Style lends itself to mixing and matching different looks and design elements

-Luxurious materials

-Oversized furniture

-Sparkling chandeliers

-Bold graphics

-Asian accessories

-Tons of mirror

-Lots of lacquer

Four words that describe it: glamorous, elegant, modern, and creative!

In all, it is a modern look partial to decorative details over severe minimalism. My favorite description of this style is that it "embodies a spirit of living rather than the return to a specific type of design or a specific point in time. She's a way of life where people are truly living in the moment, and not distracted with text-messaging during dinner, or living a life where quality time together equates to quiet time in front of a television during premiere week."

I love the mod graphic fabric on this lucite Mambo Bench from 655 Home
This gold geometric screen from Inside Avenue is exquisite and would look great as a room divider or as a decorative piece against a wall.

This silver mirror is another one of my favorite pieces from Inside Avenue. They actually have an entire section devoted just to the Hollywood Regency style- be sure to check it out!

This Hollywood Regency armoire from Inside Avenue (we just can't get enough of them!) would look tres chic in a bedroom or living area.

We are seeing black chandeliers everywhere- this one is actually off of Ebay and starts at only $450

This set of six white lacquered chairs can be found at 1st Dibs (Robert Massello antiques)

This pair of gorgeous cerulean blue ceramic lamps is also at 1st dibs

Love this bedside chest from Inside Avenue
These online stores are your best bets for decorating in this glam style:
-Ebay- search "Hollywood Regency"
If any of you have ever decorated in this style, we would love to see photos of your home!

2 comments:

Kenya at Studio 41 said...

hey girls, just found your site.

i too LOVE the hollywood regency/glam/retro style and used a bit of it in my new studio. i've been calling it "boudoirdian" and my clients love it.

looking forward to more fun and inspiration from your blog.

cheers!

Gina said...

Love the post!! thanks so much for the amazing websites!!!