Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hooray for Hollywood! Hollywood Regency that is!!

I found myself once again perusing Ebay for Hollywood Regency finds... there are pages and pages of fun things!  Once an a while I find that piece that  I have to have, even if it remains in storage until the right room or client comes along.  You may ask what exactly is Hollywood Regency, well it is hard to define but from research I will give it my best shot... taking a quote from the NY Times: "A heady mix of 19th century French, Greek Revival and modernist.. that for shadowed aspects of post modernism!" In a nutshell.. a mix of anything GLAMOROUS!! The true Regency king and queen were Billy Haines and Dorothy Draper, who's styles mixed gilding with black lacquer.. simplistic lines and bold accessories.. I have included some examples. Todays designers love to mix this style for that wow factor, and  the three designers that seem to do it very well are as follows: Kelly Wearstler, Jackie Astier, and of course Jonathan Adler!
Billy Haines... need I say more!!!

Amazing room done by Billy Haines... simply timeless! 

Dorothy Draper 

Love Dorothy's use of black and gilded pieces!

Beautiful Kelly Wearstler! 

Kelly Wearstler high glam style!

Had the good fortune to meet Jonathan Adler and his lovely partner Simon Doonan last year at a party at his amazing NY apartment..Jonathan, Simon, two wonderful Chicago designers and myself on right!

Jonathan and Simon's fun abode.. full of his regency interpreted style and pieces,
check out   online! Jonathan Adler

Jackie Astier as seen in March Elle Decor!

Love Astier's mix of regency and mid century!

Billy Haines style chairs.. in Astier's apartment!

Town & country Interiors with our regency moroccan table find and Blanc de Chine lamps  adding a bit of hollywood regency to traditional room.

The  burled walnut tables, mirrored cocktail table and black lacquered screen were inspired by regency glam! 


Another amazing mirror now on ebay!

This Sarreid brass table/chest.. screams Hollywood regency, again Ebay!

Swank  the way to find amazing regency lightng!
Enjoy some examples of hollywood regency, and if you feel you need a little oomph to your space.. check out some ways to bring it in!

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