Hollywood, in its heyday, from around the early 1930s to the mid-1950s, was renowned for its glamour and glitz. Men and women dressed to the nines in evening wear and beautiful, flowing gowns. Hollywood style interiors were dramatic, larger-than-life and daring. Yet Hollywood glam was also theatrically romantic. Above all it is daring and definitely makes a statement. Hollywood glam décor is characterized by rich velvets, mirrored tabletops and drawer fronts, impressive chandeliers and glitter. Old Hollywood style shone the spotlight on the person in the room. The result was lavish and sensual; the focus was on indulgence and luxury.
Hollywood Glam for the Bedroom
Hollywood glam décor is perfect for the bedroom where sensual, luxurious and romantic will never be out of place. Start with the color white. Add a button-tufted headboard. Choose something from the Hollywood Palm Collection by Murray Feiss to shed some light in your room. With its elaborate openwork detailing, these lighting fixtures and table lamps perfectly capture the essence of Hollywood style glamour. The bed bench is a must-have accent piece; the curved metal cabriole legs emphasizing its romantic nature.
Hollywood Glam for the Bathroom
Wake up your bathroom with some Hollywood glamour reminiscent of Rita Hayworth, Carole Lombard and Ingrid Bergman. Nothing says “glamorous” like mirrored surfaces, marble counter tops and polished nickel drawer pulls. This particular bathroom vanity has decorative molding and a beautiful serpentine front that gives it an undulating appearance as well as a luxuriant romantic feel.
Hollywood Glam for the Living Room
Select furniture that is oversized and theatrical. The backs and arms of sofas, couches, occasional chairs and armchairs should be curved, with flowing lines and dramatic profiles. Decorative detail, while elaborate, should not be too busy, but instead restrained in luxuriantly stylized manner. This style is all about the details. Add brocaded throw pillows to the sofa or club chair. Make sure to include table lamps in highly polished silver or richly gilded bronze.
No matter what room in your home you choose to give a Hollywood glam look to begin with a color scheme that will create a sense of glamour such as luxuriant creams, chocolate shades, whites and jeweled hues including jade, ruby and turquoise. Furniture pieces should be beautiful to look at, with plenty of curves and embellishments. The room should be textured with gold leaf, lacquered surfaces or lacquered hardware, diamond or cut glass accents and plenty of fur, either in the guise of upholstered sofas or chairs or as accent pillows and cushions. Don’t forget to accessorize with mirrors, bigger and more opulent the frame, the better.