It was natural that the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood movies find its way into people's home and the Hollywood Regency style was born, but there are some caveats you should avoid.
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The Hollywood Regency interior design style is a direct reflection of a glamorous life presented in Hollywood movies on everyday's life. Feeling close to film stars, people incorporated most visually attractive elements into their home. Details, color, texture, and finishes were main elements that designer of that time created for movies and once you see an interior in that style you will recognize it in no time. Glamorous elements with elegance, such as an exquisite chandelier, are the main characteristics that live on.
Malachite and pink are two of the most used colors in otherwise colorful style. Vibrant colors and contrasting patterns create the basis of the Hollywood Regency style but you have to be careful. Too much of malachite will create a room that's just green, not glamorous, so it's better to stick with details in that color such a table. When talking about pink or other bright color, be careful not to paint whole walls because that will be too overwhelming.
Gold finishes are something that always evoke a luxury, but it's very easy to go wrong with it. Coffee table or light fixtures in gold or brass will add that shiny look, but if you apply it to every single metal you will get a room that will scream "Look at me! I have no taste!" For a contrast with shiny elements use something natural such as woven basket or a rug with subdued colors. In short, use accessory pieces to bring glitz to your interior and you can change them very easy if you get tired of them.
Two finishing elements to create a Hollywood Regency interior are mirrors and lacquered surfaces. Mirrors are welcomed elements in every design style and it's easy to work with them: choose elegant beveled edges and you can't go wrong, and you can change them any time you like. A lacquered piece of furniture will add that final touch but you should stick with few elements, like a table or a drawer, or your room will look dated with all that lacquer in it. When adding details use pairs of them to achieve symmetry which is another key element of this style. ■