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Hollywood regency inspiration

Friday, September 25, 2015


At the end of a long day, sitting down to read a good book or when chatting with friends, a comfortable chair beckons you. When looking over the choices from Chairish, an on-line shoppe dedicated to bringing you great designer pieces of pre-owned furniture and decor at reasonable prices, I chose the Hollywood Regency swivel chair as my favorite to create a style board around. Not only is the shape and style a classic but the color is also one of my favorites.


I didn't  have to look too far for color inspiration as some of the best color combinations are just right out our windows. Mother Nature makes this so easy on us. Even Vincent Van Gogh was inspired by her work.




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A simple breakdown:

While Hollywood Regency is associated with the glamorous era of the 1930s, I added a few pieces from other eras so the room wouldn't be so literal and I assumed that most of us aren't going to switch out a sofa very often so we have to work with what we have, which seems to be a sofa with clean, modern lines. 

The particular style of floor lamp tends to be seen often. I have a similar one as well! You could even spray paint the underside of the shade gold and the outside black to bring it in to the style era. And while many rooms of this type have white walls or saturated grays, moody black or wallpaper, I took a cue from Van Gogh and went with blue, Van Deusen blue to be exact. I think even a deeper shade would be just as spectacular.

The absence of artwork - Artwork is so personal. I range from displaying my kids' drawings, old photographs enlarged and vintage or thrift store finds. It's a mash up of just what I like with no real semblance of order or that fits into a specific genre so I left it out of this style board. I think whatever one has will work. Ultimately you have to enjoy looking at it everyday so it must be something that speaks to you. 

Some of these items are on the high end but can easily be duplicated to fit all budgets. I recently found a Hollywood Regency dresser at a thrift shop for mere dollars. But if you don't happen to find one from the era, painting an existing dresser black and switching out the hardware can give you what you may be looking for. 

Draperies can be expensive so I like to stick with something basic. I think it's great when curtains run in the same color as the wall so there's no stopping point for the eyes but again for me it's usually what is affordable. White curtains in black trim would be great here even though the walls are blue. This era was all about luxe, think velvet and silk. Accents in gold, black and white lacquer will finish off the room.

Hollywood regency was all about entertaining, so any space which is made to be inviting, while focusing on friends and family will give you great moments. Enjoy!

Go here to find Chairish's vintage accent chair collection!


hollywood


Glass chandelier
kathykuohome.com


Orb lighting
kathykuohome.com


Floor lamp
overstock.com


Modern rug
allmodern.com



Blue accent pillow
macys.com


Beaded accent pillow
chairish.com


Striped throw pillow
chairish.com


Black buffet
onekingslane.com


Round table
kathykuohome.com


Octagon table
mackenzie-childs.com


White side table
kathykuohome.com




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2 comments:

  1. I loved this inspiration board and I can totally see the space you have envisioned! I have to check out Chairish now. Did you ever get a copy of Thug Kitchen?? I hope not because you won the giveaway!! I can't wait for you to get it and try your first recipe...I eat the quinoa oatmeal almost every day! I'm also addicted to the Vietnamese noodle salad....so many good recipes! When you get a chance, can you email me an address where I can send your book? my email address is kelledame@gmail.com. I'm really excited to send it out to you!!

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    1. Yay! I sent you an email. I can't wait to try out recipes, Thanks!

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