Must Haves With Hollywood Regency Decorating:
1. Lacquer Furniture
Hollywood Regency focuses on glamour, shine and glitz. Lacquer everything from furniture frames to accesssories. Hollywood Regency style used a lot of glossy colors on furniture.
Buy super glossy spray paint and do it yourself. Paint your dining chairs, and upholster the seat cushions in a fabric that coordinates with the color.
Consider first picking out the right fabric and matching the paint up perfectly in a gloss finish.
Glossy paint doesn’t cover well when it comes to hand painting. Don’t make the same mistake I did, using 12 coats of paint to cover your walls. Consider painting your walls in a flat paint for a base, and use the exact same color in an ultra shine for your top coat. This trick applies to anything that needs paint. Flat paint also can be used as a primer in some (not all) instances.
Spray paint, on the other hand is much different. Spray paint is perfect for furniture because it proves an even finish within minutes. The paint is often saturated and typically a piece of furniture needs just two coats of spray paint.
Here are some hot colors for a high impact room:
Montana Mint Green MTN Hardcore Spray Paint, Gloss
Montana Turquoise Blue MTN Hardcore Spray Paint,Gloss
Montana Pastel Turquoise MTN Hardcore Spray Paint, Gloss
Montana Caramel MTN Hardcore Spray Paint, Gloss
Boudreaux Console Table which could be spray painted a brightly polished white or black.
2. Consider Velvet Drapes For A Rich Effect
Consider buying vibrant Velvet drapes, and match the color of the drapes with your wall paint. Again, match up the color of the drapes with the paint. Paint can be matched perfectly at any paint store, so it makes sense to shop for your upholstery, or fabric first.
Provence File Console- The Perfect Shape to Be Painted Any Color
3. Invest in A QUALITY Living room Set
Invest your money first in a couple good quality pieces you can build your home around. Base all your other decisions off of these pieces.
Avenue Six Curves Button Back Chair is a fantastic chair for a Hollywood Regency look. Buy a great looking PLAIN sofa, and accent it with some throw pillows that you can exchange out over the years.
Baxton Studio Bristol Tufted Linen Modern Lounge Chair, Gray
Tripod tables borrow their good looks from the classic sets of old Hollywood. Tripod frames once held movie cameras, and historically were used to hold cameras and lights. These tables can bring some of the fascination of the 1930’s into your home. Horchows lovely Hi Hat Tablefeatures an industrial design reinvented in brass with a hand-painted antiqued finish. The table can be stationed in your bathroom, bedrooms, and living rooms making them work anywhere in your home. The table top meaures 15.5 in diameter and operates with adjustable heights from 19.5″- 24″T. Tripod lamps have been especially popular in the last several years. Nova Lighting sells asimplistic looking tripod lamp. The overall look is very streamlined and elegant. The lamp has a high end dark brown wood finish mixed in with brushed nickel elements. The best thing about this lamp is the lovely oval shade, perfectly accenting contemporary design. CC Home Furnishingssells a classic light that looks as though it comes right off of the old Hollywood movie sets. The light design is a classic spotlight design sitting on tripod legs. The lamp is made out of steel, sheesham wood, glass, aluminum and iron. If you do consider decorating in the Hollywood Regency style;incorporating decor using the stylings of the tripod base will quickly give you the look of this glamorous lifestyle.
Get Jonathan Adler’s brightly colored Hollywood Regency look by adding in a few high end gold leaf mirrors and tables.
The right rug can really pull your entire look into one direction or another. Choose a rug that has a bold print such as the Diamante Green Handmade Rug, or the Flirty Blue Rug. A Zebra Stripe rug in green is also a very bold statement. My other two top suggestions are the Liora Manne Spello in Arabesque Aqua, and the Trellis Green Rug. Ideally if you have a nice modern sofa, put your money into a good rug, and some eye popping gold leaf furniture accessories.
Traditional Home features this dramatic Chicago apartment with a vintage Hollywood Regency white enameled sconce which pops against Farrow & Ball’s “Hague Blue.” walls. The Tulip” chair originally from Baker gives this hallway a very special and unique look.
Designer Melanie Elston offers tips on decorating with color and pattern:
. Offset large patterns with solids or patterns designed on a smaller scale to create a balanced room
. To use color successfully, continuity of tone and intensity from room to room is essential. When using bold colors, be bold everywhere.
. Create transition spaces when using a lot of pattern and color. A great runner and a focal point at a hall’s end are all you need.
. I nearly always use a solid on a sofa to anchor the room. I love to then offset that piece with a fun pattern on a shapely chair.
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Paris Hiltons home , located on Kings Road in West Hollywood sold in 2007 for $3.8 million.Hilton wanted to buy a larger home in a gated community, according to her aunt Kyle Richards who appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Paris bought the house in 2004 for $2.9 million during the second season of The Simple Life. The house is decorated in Hollywood Regency style, with a black and white theme accented with mirrored furniture. One bedroom was transformed into a walk-in closet, while another room was turned into a security control room. The house also was equipped with modern audio/visual system was built throughout the house for Hollywood parties. Built in 1926, the property includes a pool, a Jacuzzi and a waterfall. Check out Paris Hilton’s take on Hollywood Regency Style…..Paris Hilton Heads Out of the Hills Wall Street Journal, These pictures of Paris Hiltons Home are From Realestate Estalker
Gray walls, gray upholstered painted chairs and crisp white stone fireplace! Love the black mirror, black sconces and milk glass vases on the stone fireplace! Wonderful vertical photo gallery flanking the fireplace as well! gray green black gold white cream ivory living room colors.
Gold leaf picture frames photo gallery, gold leaf wall mirror, modern stone console table, faux bamboo bench stool ottoman with white upholstered cushion, blue turquoise buffet lamps and gray French accent chair! blue green wall paint colors. gold gray taupe brown white entrance foyer colors.