11 Ways Of Getting The Modern Regency Looks In Your Home

An Elegant Pair of English Regency Chairs with Caned Seats Seller Epoca

Hollywood Regency style focuses on making a space a showpiece for entertaining guests. The very best furniture, textiles and accessories is put forward to create a space of richness that is pleasing to the eye. Hollywood regency took off as designers like William Haines and Dorothy Draper, encouraged film stars to decorate their home with overtones of glamour and glitz. Popularity caught on as celebrites and the first lady adopted the style. The style graced the films of the 20’s and 30s, and it lasted into the 50’s and 60’s.

Designers such as Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler have bought new popularity to styles of the past.

“Any pieces from Dorothy Draper or William Haines are a great investment,” says Shawn Henderson, design director for Ebay. He says Hollywood style is back with a tremendous following. “Hollywood Regency has spiked in sales,” Henderson says. “Recently a William ‘Billy’ Haines cabinet sold on eBay for $7,500.”

Hollywood Regency styles include furniture that is made for luxury and often most expensive accessories, but it is a style that is within reach for even the most modest of budgets.

How do you get the look of “Hollywood Regency”?

-“Start with smaller pieces like lamps or side tables,” Shawn Henderson reccomends. “To create balance, introduce some bold colors and layer in some chinoiserie pieces as part of the artwork and accessories.”

-Hollywood Regency style used a lot of bright, glossy colors on furniture. Bold Punches of Color is a signature style of Hollywood Regency. One simple way of cutting corners in most rooms is in the lamps. You can find a pretty decent lamp at a thrift store that would fit into the look simply by spray paint. Take a good look at some of the higher end regency lamps to get a feel for the style, and keep your eyes open on ebay, craigslist, or your local thrift stores for something similar. You will need to pick up spray primer, as well as the gloss color spray paint.

-Alabaster lamps are worth buying. Often they are featured in styles of urns, and they can really make a huge statement in a room.

-Velvet has always been considered luxury. Velvet sofas, chairs, throw pillows will all work to bring together that Hollywood look.

-Asian-inspired Furniture and Decor. Mix in asian elements from your furniture to your accessories.

-Anything black and white styled is a common thread to classic Hollywood regency style. A tip is to use neutrals and add in the pop of color.

-Faux bamboo is still hot today. One of the best tips I can suggest is if you do plan on spray painting your piece, consider spending the extra time painting the details of the bamboo. Gold leaf pens are available at most craft stores, such as Michaels. The gold leaf pens are exceptional for details such as this because the gold is higher quality, and the easy applicator pen is fantastic for small details.

-Metallic’s are almost a *must* in Hollywood Regency Styles. If you are not drawn to metal, maybe this style is not for you. Hollywood Regency style is a style after the more luxurious materials such as metals, fur, marble and anything that is rare and expensive.

-Depending on which metal you are drawn to best, work around that color range. If you are going after the canary yellows, or orange tones, then gold and copper work much better than silver. If you are drawn to silver, consider the darker tones such as the charcoals, black, and neutrals. Silver works with any bold color as it is a neutral itself. Incorporate metal into urns, planters, statues, goblets, trays and hardware.

– Fur & Animal prints are another neutral in most decorating styles, and a signature look of Hollywood Regency. Fur is always timeless compared to textile prints and patterns. Throw rugs, pillows, upholstery, paintings are many ways of including animal prints.

– Ornate Hardware- Buy an inexpensive chest, and add on ornate hardware. Consider adding brass corner details to the doors, or extra hardware details that will fancy up your finds.

Regency Parcel-Gilt and Ebonized Chaise Lounge Seller Coup D Etat

Pair of Polished Brass Asian Bullet Planters Seller Sjae Alexanndre

Pair of Regency Style Ebonized and Parcel Gilt Tabourets Seller Herringbone Home

Lacquered Sideboard By Henredon Seller Lawson Fenning

People are often connected with colors, but they are afraid something bolder on their walls. The people who have a harder time are those people who are contemporary, and usually after sophisticated looks, but long for that color in their rooms.  Here are some quick steps to adding color into your life……….

First, always choose color you are drawn to. Second, utilize the color wheel for professional results. For example if my favorite color is green, then I could have the options of working with darker shades of green and lighter colors of green as one choice.   Again, another option is I could work with green and the neighboring colors of the color wheel such as lime and blue.  Lastly, you can also work from the opposite side of the color wheel, such as orange or purple.

Many people do not consider multiple colors in their home, because they do not want their home looking like a rainbow, which is perfectly understandable.   You can create pops of color in your home though the use of accessories, and still have the contemporary neutrals on your walls.  On the other hand, if you want to go after the bold colors on your wall, be sure choose more neutral furniture, and limit the objects of intense color.  Try to find a balance that will flow evenly unifying one room to another. Consider floor rugs in the same tones, as well as pictures that are alike that run from one room to the next.

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Hollywood Regency Decorating - Georgina Chapman's Closet

Fur throws have always been a luxury through time. Not only are they cozy, but they look very chic and modern. You can get beautiful faux fur pillow covers, rugs, and throws. They are elegant showpieces for any home. They also work well as perfect baby shower gifts for that new mother. Fur throws can be draped over a chair, or buy a rug for the small area you want to dress up.

The best way to define a space’s style and direction is through fabric. If you want a designer feel to a room, invest in throw pillows, shower curtains, drapes, bedspreads, and throw blankets. Fabric pattern can speak volumes!

Trellis fabric is a popular choice with regency styled homes, along with Greek elements are typical of regency styles. Fabric does make a difference to a successful professional decorated room.

Linen sofas are the perfect back drop to adding silk and shine. The wonderful contrast of a simple plain couch gives homeowners the opportunity to change the throw pillows over the years without having to invest in new furniture.

I would highly suggest buying a couch with natural earth colors, and jazzing it up with color with throws and accessories. The zebra cowhide rug here, adds more depth and pattern to the space.

Hollywood Regency Design

Hollywood Regency Design

Modern, eclectic dining room space! White wall paint color. White stone fireplace, black & white polka dot art, round gold dining room table, gold dining room chairs with upholstered white cushions, parquet wood floors, gold alien bust, silver wbust and bubble art! black white silver gold brown dining room colors.

Faux Bamboo Brass Oval Table Seller La Moderne

Faux Bamboo Brass Oval Table Seller La Moderne

Decorating With White - Black Klismos Chairs

Decorating With White - Black Klismos Chairs

Beautiful wood console table with tinted blue beachy glass lamps. Blue bottles and leather black accent chairs with gold trim.

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Blue-and-white Osborne & Little chinoiserie wallpaper Featured in Traditional Home Magazine

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