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Inspiration Hollywood: Invite Home Glitz, Glamour and Drama with Hollywood Regency Style

The golden era of Hollywood is truly an inspiration in more ways than just one. Interior trends and design styles seem to get recycled ever so often. And much like in the world of fashion, a trend once considered ‘old and boring’ is often given a new lease of life by innovative designers. While names like Dorothy Draper and William Haines gave ‘Hollywood Regency’ its first golden run, modern designers such as Kelly Wearstler are offering sparkling new variations of this timeless theme.

Black and white patterns zebra stripes and bright yellow help bring in Hollywood Regency style here Inspiration Hollywood: Invite Home Glitz, Glamour and Drama with Hollywood Regency Style

Black and white patterns, zebra stripes and bright yellow help bring in Hollywood Regency style here

Born during a time of opulence, extravagance and ‘over the top’ movie sets in Hollywood, the Regency style is a symbol of a bygone era. Yet, with contemporary twists and gorgeous improvisations, this sophisticated style is back in full swing. For its sheer audacity and visual richness, it is an inspiration from Hollywood that is well worth taking a look at.

Modern living room in white and Tiffany blue clad in Hollywood Regency style Inspiration Hollywood: Invite Home Glitz, Glamour and Drama with Hollywood Regency Style

Modern living room in white and Tiffany blue clad in Hollywood Regency style

Asian inspired cabinet in red perfect for the black and white living room

Asian inspired cabinet in red perfect for the black and white living room

by Coleccion Alexandra

Sunburst mirrors are perfect fits for the Hollywood Regency style interiors

Sunburst mirrors are perfect fits for the Hollywood Regency style interiors

by Greg Natale

Tufted purple headboard and interesting lighting give this master bedroom Hollywood Regency style

Tufted purple headboard and interesting lighting give this master bedroom Hollywood Regency style

by Peg Berens Interior Design

Yellow and gold are popular color additions to the black and white backdrop in a Regency setting

Yellow and gold are popular color additions to the black and white backdrop in a Regency setting

by Tara Seawright

A splattering of bright colors sure brings in the Hollywood appeal!

A splattering of bright colors sure brings in the Hollywood appeal!

by Chris Snook

Vivid Hues and Bold Patterns

This is Hollywood we are talking about and anything that tries to mimic the stars from the tinsel town needs to tone up on the flamboyance. That is pretty much the simple truth when it comes to the Hollywood Regency look. Black and white is the basic pattern and color scheme that is typically found in any setting trying to adopt the Regency style. But mere black and white (that could be stripes, alternating tiles or flowing patterns) does not get the job done completely.

Eclectic living room in beautiful purple inspired by Regency style

Eclectic living room in beautiful purple inspired by Regency style

by Nina Jizhar

Hollywood Regency style bedroom with rich textiles and tufted wall along with bright red hues

Hollywood Regency style bedroom with rich textiles and tufted wall along with bright red hues

by DKOR Interiors

Rich purple, golden yellow and dazzling scarlet are all hues which you will often come across while checking out Regency inspirations. These are the colors that bring a sense of ‘vitality’ while keeping the dramatic look intact. Do not hesitate to add décor that comes in equally appealing and brazenly bold shades.

Imperial Trellis by Kelly Wearstler on the chairs blends with the surrounding green shades

Imperial Trellis by Kelly Wearstler on the chairs blends with the surrounding green shades

by Michelle Workman Interiors

Chaise lounge and Hollywood Regency Style - Magical match made in tinsel town!

Chaise lounge and Hollywood Regency Style – Magical match made in tinsel town!

by Amoroso Design

Chairs that are perfect to bring back the classic look of Cinema's golden era

Chairs that are perfect to bring back the classic look of Cinema’s golden era

White, black and red once again combine to bring home some Hollywood charm!

White, black and red once again combine to bring home some Hollywood charm!

by Christy Dillard Kratzer

Stripes in black and grey are a cool modern take on the Hollywood Regency style

Stripes in black and grey are a cool modern take on the Hollywood Regency style

by Sean Michael Design

Hollywood is all about Smoke and Mirrors!

Another basic aspect of the Regency style comes from the way most movie stars are tuned. Hollywood’s best and mirrors are a match made in heaven and so shiny mirrored surfaces, plenty of glass and glossy panels are pretty much a must. The idea here is to add loads of glitz to all those bright colors that you have employed. Lacquered surfaces are another fine addition as they tend to elevate the look of décor while keeping in with the theme.

Modern space that brings in the Regency style with a fabulous mirror and striped carpet

Modern space that brings in the Regency style with a fabulous mirror and striped carpet

by Vanessa De Vargas

Elegant way to blend in contemporary style with Hollywood regency

Elegant way to blend in contemporary style with Hollywood regency

Find the right balance between interiors that are sparingly decorated and those that are cluttered a bit too much. Do not give into the temptation of adding too many accessories. The idea is not to create chaos but to steal the show with the perfect look.

Do not ignore the ceiling when going in for a Regency look!

Do not ignore the ceiling when going in for a Regency look!

by Elizabeth Gordon

Interesting colors and decor give this space a glamourous look

Interesting colors and decor give this space a glamorous look

by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick

Simple additions can also bring in the desired look at times

Simple additions can also bring in the desired look at times

by Elad Gonen & Zeev Beech

Mirrored surfaces work well within the Regency style

Mirrored surfaces work well within the Regency style

Extravagance coupled with Confidence

Those within showbiz tend to talk about the ‘it’ factor. It is a character that you cannot put your finger on and articulate. Yet some actors tend to have it and others don’t. A large part of being a star is all about persona and confidence and these are the traits that your interiors need to showcase when clad in Hollywood Regency. Sometimes the addition of a single special décor or furnishing can make or break the look of the room. Pulling of this elusive task is as much about creativity and experimentation as it is about fine taste and an eye for right aesthetics.

Living room that needs a touch of color to embrace Hollywood Regency completely!

Living room that needs a touch of color to embrace Hollywood Regency completely!

by Schnarr Craftsmen

Plush surfaces bring in a sense of luxury

Plush surfaces bring in a sense of luxury

Hollywood Regency style combines sophistication with evolving style as it brings in an air of luxurious refinement to your home. It is not about being outlandish or gaudy. There are times when it can be demanding, much like the stars who have helped shape it. Yet, when it all comes together, much like a summer blockbuster, it can simply sweep you off your feet!

Lighting plays a pivotal role in bring sheen to Regency themed intereiors

Lighting plays a pivotal role in bring sheen to Regency themed interiors

Sophisticated and modern twist to the Hollywood Regency style

Sophisticated and modern twist to the Hollywood Regency style

by Jamie Herzlinger

Bedrooms that aim for Hollywood Regency style need to embraces luxurious fabric!

Bedrooms that aim for Hollywood Regency style need to embrace luxurious fabric!

by Tracy Murdock

Shades of Hollywood Regency in a home office space

Shades of Hollywood Regency in a home office space

by INVIEW Interior Design


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