What is it?
Elegant and opulent, glamorous design incorporates classic Hollywood style with individuality and imagination. There is a mystique to glamorous style that makes it coveted yet achievable with a little drama and enchantment. Custom furnishings, beautiful fabrics, exotic woods, and precious metals all work cohesively to transport lovers of this interior design style into their own version of Hollywood’s heyday in the 1940’s. Glamorous design explores elements that bring this time period to life: exaggerated scale, bold color palettes, enormous fireplaces, and dazzling chandeliers… interiors that are not just a home, but a destination.
The color palettes used in glamorous design are very dramatic. Think black and white, or dark purple and gray – each color palette is bold, yet not overdone. Palettes tend to be composed of only a few colors, though each color may have varying shades that are incorporated throughout the space. Earth tones, and soft, subtle colors are rarely used in glamorous design as they can look conservative, while one of the main tenants within glamorous design is its tendency to be over-the-top.
Velvet, silk, and showy fabrics are trademarks of glamorous design. Eclectic fabrics with an emphasis on luxury are also commonly used as well as sculpted carpets. All kinds of textures can be incorporated, from faux fur or real fur to different types of leather to cow hides – nothing is off limits as long as it has a little glitz and glamour to it.
Furniture found in glamorous design is a mix of vintage and modern styles, and totally tailored to the individual inhabiting the space. Acrylic furniture is also very common. Pieces designed by Dorothy Draper and William Haines are the epitome of perfection for this design style and are a real point of pride for their owners. Pieces tend to be unique and ornate with a mix of both textures and colors. Overall, glamorous furniture is designed and placed to impress, there is nothing ordinary about it.
Lighting & Accessories:
Lighting is often over-the-top and can be seen in form of large scale chandeliers, acrylic lamps, mixed metal or metallic stand-out sconces, or even boldly colored or patterned lamps or lights. As far as accessories go, again, attention to detail and luxury is of the utmost importance. Gold accessories are common as they exude opulence and draw the eye toward them. Pieces that are shiny or reflective are also common – sparkly objects and glass or mirrored objects are also used frequently and incorporated throughout glamorous spaces.
In sum, glamorous style focuses on grandiose scale and Hollywood luxury. While glamorous pieces may speak of a bygone era, they are, at the same time, incredibly modern and relevant. Glamorous design exudes a sense of opulence that makes people want to have a cocktail and throw a wild party as there is an element of risk involved. Nothing is understated or overlooked in glamorous design, but rather each space speaks loudly and clearly for itself – just like the iconic stars of the 1940’s that are still admired today.
If you are interested in redefining your space into something a little more glamorous, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit our Hollywood Regency Style Pinterest Board for inspiration!
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