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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

viva glam

Over the next few days, I’d like to share my tips for finding pieces that are characteristic of popular design styles. In honor of Valentine's Day, let's start with Hollywood Regency, a style that's full of contrasts, glossy finishes, and old-fashioned glamour. Picture a Fifties starlet’s boudoir, and you’re on the right track.
Designers who frequently reference this style include Kelly Wearstler, Jonathan Adler, and Vanessa de Vargas (a.k.a. Turquoise). This cherry blossom wall hanging is a great example of faux-Asian Hollywood Regency style.

A monumental lamp spells drama.
You can use the keywords James Mont, Parzinger, neoclassical (like these chairs), chinoiserie, tole (chandelier), (Dorothy) Draper, (Billy) Haines, and (Kelly) Wearstler to find similar pieces.

If you're a fan of this style, add mad4milo, realfineone, and maison21 to your list of favorite sellers.

[Top and bottom photos are of Vanessa de Vargas' home]


Blogger suzannemarques said...

i read designsponge all the time and it's nice to see this style... i LOVE hollywood regency, being that i live in the area :) if you want to see beautiful pics check out wandrdesign.com
they're designing my kitchen/living/dining room/hallway.


2:30 PM  
Blogger midcenturyjo said...

I would roll over and die for that cherry blossom wall hanging! Great finds Molly.

12:47 AM  
Blogger bluebird said...

those chairs are making me drool.

9:44 PM  

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