It’s a celebration of all things glitz and glamour―the Hollywood Regency decorating style came into being during the heyday of Hollywood’s larger-than-life movie stars in the 1930s. It’s not a look known for subtlety, nor is it for those who prefer simple or minimalistic rooms. Instead, it’s all about turning the space into a showpiece of luxury, style, and personality. In the still shot here from the 1933 movie “Dinner at Eight,” Jean Harlow shows off classic Hollywood Regency style and bravado.
Hollywood Regency Loves to Shine
In today’s take on Hollywood Regency, the overall glitz is dialed down a notch or two, but the glamour remains. In this bedroom from Peg Berens Interior Design, the lines of the space are clean and simple, but the copious amounts of shine in everything from the fireplace surround to the bedding to the window treatments is pure Hollywood.
Attention to Detail
This bedroom set from the 2008 movie, “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day,” shows off many hallmarks of the Hollywood Regency decorating theme. The lavish fabrics, mirrored surfaces, tassels and embellishments, and elaborate wallpaper all reflect the attention to detail that is an important part of this decorating style.
Hollywood Regency With an Asian Influence
While glamour and attention to detail are essentials of the Hollywood Regency theme, it isn’t a look that is bound to any one style of furniture or accessories. In fact, it’s a rather eclectic decorating style, as shown in this room from Domicile Interior Design. The Asian influence adds lots of style and interest, while the touches of metallic gold keep the glamour pumping.
Red and White Hollywood Regency Bedroom
One thing’s for sure; Hollywood Regency isn’t a decorating style for the bashful or retiring. Here, Dkor Interiors really lets loose with a bright red and white room fit for a movie star – or anyone who just wants to feel like a movie star. The lavishly tufted and upholstered wall, the enormous mirror, the detailing on the ceiling, and the styling of the walls and doors are all typical of this over-the-top look.
Black and White Hollywood Regency Bedroom
While there is no “official” color scheme in the Hollywood regency style, black and white is a very popular combo. In this glamorous and contemporary room from Atmosphere Interior Design, the power of a limited palette is quite evident.
Lavender Hollywood Regency Bedroom
This feminine bedroom, a study in lavender, shows off many Hollywood regency trademarks. The tufted, upholstered bed, the tassels on pillows and throw blanket, the metallic accents, and the ornate wallpaper is all very typical of the look.
Hollywood Regency Teen Girl’s Bedroom
Hollywood Regency isn’t just for grownups; it’s actually a wonderful style for a preteen or teen girl who already knows she was born to be a star. Here, a show-stopping bedroom shows off all sorts of glamorous touches: the silver headboard, the bold black-and-white artwork above the bed, the bright pink edging around the large mirrors, the ceiling chandelier, and the metallic touches on the nightstands are all wonderful elements of the style.
Metallic Shine in the Hollywood Regency Style
Decorator Simone Alisa shows off the power of metal in this glamorous bedroom. Notice that despite the all-eyes-here appeal of the oversize, silvery, tufted upholstered headboard, and the two mirrored dressers, the room is actually quite open and airy. Hollywood Regency is not a cluttered or fussy style; it just appreciates the fine detail and the more expensive (or at least, expensive appearing) things in life.
Mirrors in the Hollywood Regency Style
One hallmark of Hollywood regency style is the use of mirrors—often very large mirrors, but sometimes a collection of smaller pieces, as in this gorgeous bedroom found on Lonny.com. The gold frames around the mirrors and the headboard add further glamour to this expensive looking space.
Golden Hollywood Regency Bedroom
Most contemporary bedrooms add today’s touch to the Hollywood regency style, but this bedroom plays up the glamour of yesterday to the hilt. The golden color scheme, lavish headboard, ruffled and draped window treatments, ornate ceiling fixture, and curved, elaborate lines of the furniture all harken back to the style’s origins in the 1930s.
Hollywood Regency Gets Seductive
In this bedroom from Habachy Designs, glamour mixes it up with a bit of sexiness. The dark walls and floor amplify the glamour of the silvery, pale gray bed with its oversize headboard, and the lovely ceiling light fixture adds an extra dose of wow to space. Lovely.
Hollywood Regency Done Right
“WOW.” That’s got to be the most common exclamation upon first sight of this glamour-goes-larger-than-life bedroom from RSVP Design Services. There is so much gorgeousness in this space; it’s hard to know where to start. The chandelier, the silky bedding, the beautiful mirrored wall, the elegant style of the bench and the night tables, the fun shaggy throw pillow… sheer perfection.