Couture Meets Interiors
Bridging Fashion to Interiors…your home is a reflection of you and your lifestyle . Fashion has historically been linked to interiors- when I am designing for a new client, many times I observe their wardrobe, how they are dressed is a wonderful clue into their vision for their dream home. I enjoy designing for my clients and helping them to discover their own unique style is a wonderful collaborative experience.
History recalls many fabulous interior styles, the Hollywood Regency style describes both interior design and fashion. High style fashion designers, such as Coco Chanel, were at the forefront of the Hollywood Regency Era.
The bold use of color and contrast often with metallic and glass accents meant to signify both opulence and comfort. It is named for the movie- making industry of southern California as typified by the glamorous homes and estates of the actors and actresses of Hollywood’s “Golden Era”, roughly from the 1920s through the 1950s, and typified by the work of designers such as Dorothy Draper and Billy Haines. The term “Hollywood Regency” appears to have originated with Draper in the 1920s. It remains a current and lively area of design work both inside and outside of southern California.
Hollywood Regency is glitz and glamour covered in lacquer, chrome, and mirrored finishes. Every detail is meant to convey luxury and there is always the feeling that people should look good in the design— particularly if they are wearing satin bathrobes and sipping a cocktail.
It is a style meant to feel frivolously overdone and pleasantly, extravagantly unbalanced, yet sleek and modern, not unlike the Rococo style and in contrast to the strict, repetitive ornament of styles such as Baroque. Blocks of contrasting color, especially pink, turquoise (from dark near-blue to bright pale seafoam), yellow, and black-and-white checkerboard are highly favored, sometimes in orderly but asymmetric repetition or in different textures of soft furnishings in the same high-ceilinged, large-windowed room.