Establish Your Style Series: Hollywood Glam

Perhaps you are a fan of Hollywood Glam or Hollywood Regency style. An interesting style to achieve, Hollywood glam pulls from many other decor approaches: neoclassical, art deco, transitional and modern. Today, we shall journey the elements of this style and how you can get the look. 

Hollywood Glam is reminiscent of the Golden Age of Film starring Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and other dazzlers, and brings all the glitz and glam to your space. Hollywood style is not shy but confident, and packed full of personality, belting it out like a classic Broadway tune. I myself do appreciate the romantic touches it beholds. 

Let us explore: 

Tip#1: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Antiquated looking mirrors, tarnished mirrors or mirrors set in patterns, whatever the mirror, it needs to be present in the glam of Hollywood Regency style (and not necessarily on the wall). Let mirrors sparkle in frames, panels, tiles, furniture and accents. Mercury glass and mirrored tops of tables are also welcome. After all, this is the style of the stars meaning reflections are encouraged for a quick touch up (I didn’t like writing that but it is true of the trend). 

Contemporary Bedroom by Dallas Interior Designers & Decorators RSVP Design Services

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Contemporary Bathroom by Houston Interior Designers & Decorators Laura U, Inc.

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Transitional Dining Room by Los Angeles Architects & Building Designers Studio William Hefner

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Tip#2: Luxe Materials and Fabrics: Hollywood style is reflected in glossy, polished finishes, reflective surfaces, crystals, mosaic tiles, lucite, glass, acrylic, lacquer, silk, leather, chenille, suede and velvet to create elegant spaces that are allowed to be over the top. This is the Lisa Vanderpump of style and yes, I watch The Housewives of Beverly Hills for drama and mansions. I am not ashamed.

Contemporary Bedroom by Lake Mary Interior Designers & Decorators Tina Marie Interior Design

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Shabby Chic Bathroom by London Interior Designers & Decorators Interior Desires UK

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Contemporary Bedroom by New York Interior Designers & Decorators Jamie Herzlinger

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Tip#3: Gold with Black or White: There is something about gold and black or gold and white that is sizzling and chic. Not too mention, black and white is often the foundation of Hollywood glam, a nod to all the classic films it sensationalizes. Just by adding gold, you are full on luxe.  

Contemporary Bedroom by Saskatoon Interior Designers & Decorators Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.

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Traditional Living Room by East Anglia Interior Designers & Decorators Oliver Burns

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Contemporary Bedroom by St Louis Interior Designers & Decorators Edwin Pepper Interiors

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Tip#4: Accents with Larger than Life Character: Over the top, flamboyant and fun is allowed and encouraged in this arena. Let your personality shine through with glittering and detailed accents. Carved mirrors and frames, glass, large vases, tasseled pillows and curtains, fancy crystal lamps,and naturally, chandeliers. Hang chandeliers in every room if you want (I will be that person). Do not forget, patterns are welcome. Make sure to bring focus to your favorite pieces, but don’t allow for clutter. 

Eclectic Pool by Huntington Beach Interior Designers & Decorators For People design

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Eclectic Dining Room by Miami Interior Designers & Decorators DKOR Interiors Inc.- Interior Designers Miami, FL

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Transitional Bedroom by Houston Interior Designers & Decorators Laura U, Inc.

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Tip#5: Color Punches: Hollywood Glam usually calls for black and white meaning a punch of high-energy color can do a space good. A regal purple is a popular choice for this regency style, but other high intensity colors like magenta, yellow, royal blue and kelly green are all fair game. 

Contemporary Entry by Dallas Furniture & Accessories Horchow

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Contemporary Dining Room by Wake Forest Photographers Timeless Photojournalism

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Eclectic Entry by Miami Interior Designers & Decorators DKOR Interiors Inc.- Interior Designers Miami, FL

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Traditional Living Room by Dublin Interior Designers & Decorators Julianne Kelly

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Tip#6: Metallics: You may already know how I feel about the shimmering goodness that are metallics. Metallic pieces and furnishings add to the luxe look that is Hollywood Glam, particularly when paired with rich fabrics and punchy patterns. Make sure lighting is soft and faceted to throw these glimmering pieces into full glory. 

Contemporary Living Room by Placerville Kitchen & Bath Designers Molly Erin Designs, Certified Interior Designer

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Mediterranean Bathroom by Philadelphia Tile, Stone & Countertops Marble Crafters

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Traditional Bedroom by New York Interior Designers & Decorators KARLA TRINCANELLO-CID – INTERIOR DECISIONS, INC.

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Tip#7: Lounging Furnishings: Calling all fainting couches and chaise lounges. Hollywood Glam style revolves around entertaining (preferably with cocktails) so furnishings should be low and plush to inspire conversation and personality to prevail. Warning: do not confuse over the top decor with over the top furniture. Furnishings should be light and pleasant background noise. 

Contemporary Living Room by Seattle Interior Designers & Decorators Seattle Home Enhancement

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Contemporary Living Room by San Francisco Interior Designers & Decorators Amoroso Design

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Traditional Living Room by Miami Photographers Grossman Photography

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Tip#8: Print Impact: Pattern and print fun is heavily encouraged. Through a cornucopia of fabrics and chic materials, prints and patterns pull high impact. Animal prints, chevron, geometric prints, Asian-inspired patterns, Greek key and stripes are all accepted. Avoid floral prints or blurry patterns like ikat. Feel free to mix and match patterns. Remember, patterns do not have to stay on pillows, be bold and paint a ceiling or hang a print in a gilded frame. 

Transitional Living Room by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators Elizabeth Gordon

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Contemporary Living Room by East Anglia Photographers Luke Cartledge Photography

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Contemporary Bedroom by Saskatoon Interior Designers & Decorators Atmosphere Interior Design Inc.

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Exterior style: Wondering what exterior matches your glam oasis within? Check out some Regency exteriors:

Traditional Entry by Santa Barbara Interior Designers & Decorators Maienza – Wilson Interior Design + Architecture

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Traditional Exterior by Fort Lauderdale Architects & Building Designers Architect Bruce Celenski, Inc.

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Traditional Landscape by Vernon Hills Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers James Martin Associates

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Thanks for chilling with me peeps. Next style up will be Contemporary

Until our next adventure,

Jenn

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