Hollywood Regency Interior Decor
Today, we're taking a trip back to the golden years of Hollywood to bring you the key to creating a Great Gatsby-style home.
In today’s post, we’re going to talk about a decor style that we not only love but will never fall out of style. It brings us up close and personal with the luxury of the Academy and all of its glamorous stars: Hollywood Regency. The style is full of shiny finishes and metals while following the lines of Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern.
Hollywood Regency is a timeless, enchanting decor that recalls a special time and style. It’s dramatic, sensual and meticulously designed; a provocative style that just needs to be embarked on. Almost every other style dulls in comparison, making it a stylish fit for more our more daring readers.
Today, we’re taking a trip back to the Golden Age of Hollywood to bring you the keys for creating a Great Gatsby-style home. Hollywood Regency is a style that’s exactly as it sounds: glamour and luxury in its entirety. But, how can you create it in your home?
Let’s take a quick look at what you need to know to create this style and add a touch of luxury to your home even if you’re on a budget.
How can you define Hollywood Regency?
Hollywood Regency is a classical style that also has flashes of flamboyance. In addition, it also includes many decorative details, which is what ultimately characterizes the style and allows for plenty of creative expression.
The lines are simple, even a bit rigid, but have luxurious finishes. They focus primarily on creating comfort and sensuality. Hollywood Regency evokes an older era, but there’s nothing retro about it.
Rooms usually have a base of neutral colors with two or three other complementary colors. Hollywood Regency designs don’t feature many colors and instead tend to use to lean towards singular color palettes.
Timeless colors such as gray, black and white with metallic finishes are ideal choices that create a glamorous setting. When paired with sophisticated furniture, these colors are the first key for creating the right look.
If you’re planning on decorating your living or sitting room, try using whites and blacks along with small doses of another color. On the other hand, if you want to decorate a bedroom, go for creams and ivories for a warmer setting.
Hollywood Regency furniture
Details play a huge role in furniture just as they do in the cinema. There’s nothing improvised or out-of-place here. Hollywood Regency furniture pieces have clean, elegant lines and clear surfaces. Their shiny, refined finishes provide the contrast. In this style, furniture pieces not only have to be practical, but they have to look glamorous as well.
The clean lines balance out the flamboyant prints that work as focal points. In this style, you can use mix and match with styles like French classicism chairs, Art Deco adornments, and simple cabinets with a Mid-21 century design. Your furniture should have a shiny finish. Consider using marble or lacquered wood pieces throughout your room.
Your textiles will bring in all of the drama and decadence of Hollywood Regency. You have plenty at your disposal. Just make sure that you keep them balanced and matched: silk, satin, leather, velvet and all of them in a wonderful range of colors, going from stronger tones to more delicate ones.
Rugs play an important role in this decor style. The best rugs create a surprise element that will turn heads. We love rugs with large meander patterns, which is extremely popular in Hollywood Regency interior design.
You can also use faux zebra skin in two bold colors. As for your windows, meander patterns will also be a great way to add subtle drama.
Your accessories are the finishing touches for adding luxury and glamour. Look for materials such as glass, marble, stone… everything should shine. Go for giant mirrors, Ming vases, big ceramic figures, glass standing lamps with dark shades… anything that’ll make you feel like Joan Crawford.
Hollywood Regency is inspired by Hollywood’s Golden Age, or the 30s. It takes opulence to the extreme. The right choices can make any room in your home shine like treasure.