This weekend I went to an estate sale and purchased a pair of brass and crystal candle holders with a marble base. They were filthy but after a good polishing, I think they look fabulous. They are very Hollywood Glam which I think every home needs but in small dramatic doses.
Many people ask, exactly what is Hollywood Regency style. Designer Jonathan Adler defines Hollywood Regency as follows...
"I define Hollywood Regency as Neo-classical lines mixed with Hollywood glamour and a top note of mod moxie." Hollywood Regency was a style of architecture and decoration popular in the 60s in Los Angeles that was a revival of classical regency style through a modern lens. Hollywood Regency added a layer of pattern and decoration and opulence and glamour to the minimalism of mid-century modernism.
This is exactly what I've tried to do in my own home, mix pattern, decoration, opulence and glamour with mid-century modern. Here are a few pieces and design elements of my home that are examples of the Hollywood Regency influence.
GLASS, MIRRORED AND LUCITE COFFEE TABLE
HIGHLY COVETED LUCITE BARSTOOLS
DOROTHY DRAPER INSPIRED DRESSER/CREDENZA
(I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW THE HISTORY OF THIS ONE)
LUCITE AND GLASS COFFEE TABLE IN THE BEDROOM
OF COURSE MY MOST RECENT PURCHASE, THE CHINOISERIE MIRROR
ALL OF OUR DOORS HAVE HOLLYWOOD REGENCY STYLE
MOLDING AND BRASS HARDWARE
(DON'T YOU LOVE THE 70S DOOR BELLS)