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The Birth of the Hollywood Regency Decorating Style
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.Continue to 2 of 25 below.
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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.Continue to 3 of 25 below.
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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.Continue to 4 of 25 below.
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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.Continue to 5 of 25 below.
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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.Continue to 6 of 25 below.
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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 are all very typical of the look.Continue to 7 of 25 below.
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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.Continue to 8 of 25 below.
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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 fine detail and the more expensive (or at least, expensive appearing) things in life.Continue to 9 of 25 below.
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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.Continue to 10 of 25 below.
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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.Continue to 11 of 25 below.
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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.Continue to 12 of 25 below.
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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.Continue to 13 of 25 below.
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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 the space. Lovely.Continue to 14 of 25 below.
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Wallpaper is a Hollywood Regency Standard
Wallpaper is a common fixture of the Hollywood regency style. And if that wallpaper has metallic shine, as in the room featured here, all the better. The mirrored drawers and lavishly tufted headboard are also very typical to the theme.Continue to 15 of 25 below.
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Try a Tray in Your Glamorous Bedroom
Want to give your bedroom an easy and useful touch of Hollywood glam? Just add a pretty tray to your dresser top, and use it to corral jewelry, perfume bottles, and pretty grooming supplies, as in this photo from decorating site Lonny.com.Continue to 16 of 25 below.
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Luxurious Hollywood Regency Bedroom
Moody, glamorous, sophisticated, feminine, sexy: all of these adjectives suit this gorgeous bedroom from Janel Holiday Interior Design. The lush fur, lux velvet, wonderful ceiling fixture, dark wall color, and elegant red-and-gold bench all come together into a space that is pure Hollywood glam perfection.Continue to 17 of 25 below.
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Hollywood Regency Accents
Today, you’ll often find just hints of Hollywood regency style in an otherwise clean and contemporary bedroom. Case in point, this terrific space found on decorating site Lonny.com. The mirrored nightstands add just a bit of Hollywood style to a black-and-white, sophisticated room.Continue to 18 of 25 below.
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Just a Touch of Hollywood Regency
It's more common to find small touches of Hollywood regency in today's bedroom than a full-on commitment to the style. For example, this lovely bedroom from Amanda Carol Interiors shows off mirrored nightstands and a huge, ornately framed mirror leaning against the wall in a nod to glamour, but the space is mostly serenely sophisticated.Continue to 19 of 25 below.
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Bright Color and Hollywood Regency Style
While Hollywood regency isn't limited to any one palette, it's often either a study in rich neutrals, or a simple black-and-white scheme. But feel free to liven up either with a dose of bright color, as in this bedroom from Lonny.com.Continue to 20 of 25 below.
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Mirrors and shine are essential aspects of the Hollywood regency style. In this bedroom, photographed by Tracey Ayton, clean white bedding is set off by the mirrored nightstands and silvered picture frames. The simple wooden lamp keeps the look under control, however. Perfect.Continue to 21 of 25 below.
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Tiny Hollywood Regency Bedroom
Think a tiny bedroom can't be glamorous? Then think again, and let Kyle Knight Design show you how it's done in this gorgeous bedroom. The small chandelier, gold-framed mirrors, striped bench, ogee rug, and lavishly upholstered bed are bursting with style, and yet not overwhelming the admittedly very small space.Continue to 22 of 25 below.
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Today's Hollywood Regency Style
The bold wallpaper, black-and-white color scheme, and ornate touches of gold in this bedroom from designer Greg Natale show off today's Hollywood regency at its finest.Continue to 23 of 25 below.
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Sedate Hollywood Regency
Here's a bedroom that hints at Hollywood glamour without actually committing to the shine and luxe that are typically part of the style. From J and J Design, this elegantly glamorous room instead uses pattern and attention to detail for its overall expensive vibe.Continue to 24 of 25 below.
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Hollywood Regency Bedroom with Rustic Touches
You don't often see rustic touches in a Hollywood regency bedroom, but here, the two looks work together quite beautifully. Admittedly, that's because the rustic accents are limited to the ceiling beams; more than that, and the expensive elegance and glamour of Hollywood style would be lost.Continue to 25 of 25 below.
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Lacquered Furniture is a Hollywood Regency Must
Shiny, lacquered furniture is very popular in the Hollywood regency style. In this bedroom from Janet Rice Interiors, a lovely lacquered vanity sits near a bed piled high with cozy bedding. Note the mirrored tray on the vanity; that's another hallmark of the Hollywood glam look.