20 February 2008

Hollywood Regency Style.

I am currently planning a trip to Southern California. Among my destinations is Los Angeles. I absolutely love LA. I even find myself quite fond of the Hollywood Regency Style. Hollywood Regency, Hollywood Modern, Hollywood Retro are all terms that describe one of the Most Excellent trends in home decorating today. This style has been made popular by interior designer Kelly Wearstler. Mrs. Wearstler is responsible for the designs of The Viceroy Hotels in Santa Monica and Palm Springs, California, The Tides Hotel in South Beach, Florida and a new home furnishings line for Bergdorf Goodman. Hollywood Regency Style involves a lot of mirrors, a lot of lacquer, and splashes of bold color. It also makes good use of bold graphics, Asian accessories and quirky, whimsical statues. The three room shots here, (above and below), are of the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, California, (one of my favorite hotels). http://www.viceroysantamonica.com

I have also shown a few pieces of Hollywood Regency furnishings, (below), that would add glamour to any interior. They are all available at Inside Avenue.

The Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica Library

The Viceroy Hotel Santa Monica - Guest Room

A female bust - A Hollywood Regency detail

A sexy Hollywood Regency chrome side table

Hall Chest

Four-poster bed

White glazed horse head statue - A common Hollywood Regency accessory/detail

Bold colored Hollywood Regency style mirror - Strong Baroque influence

Most Excellent "Calligraphy" Swirl Mirror