What is Hollywood Regency Furniture? A Buyer's Guide

Have you ever heard of Hollywood Regency Furniture? This article will explain more about the history of Hollywood Regency furniture style and where to buy.

1. What is Hollywood Regency Style?
Dating back to the 1930s during Hollywood's Golden Age, Hollywood Regency style is known for its glamour and twist on classic pieces from bygone eras. At the time, movie producers desired larger-than-life movie sets for their silver screen stars and thus the Hollywood Regency style was born.

2. How to Identify Hollywood Regency Furniture?
With Hollywood Regency, the style is neither bare nor cluttered. Some characteristics of Hollywood Regency Furniture are as below,

- Use of Traditional Pieces: designers added their own flair to make past pieces from different periods (Neoclassical, Baroque, Louis XIV, Victorian) fresh and new.

- Focus on Glamour: there is a huge focus on the texture, color and form of each furniture. Anything that could instantly add glamour to a furniture was used.

3. Where to Buy Hollywood Regency Furniture?
Newly produced furniture in Hollywood Regency Style can be found on Amazon.com as below,

- Nightstand: Glamorous Sheen – Hollywood Regency style loves all things shiny. Glossy finish elevates this elegant nightstand piece. Recently, there has been a popularity in the use of mirrored finish vanity cabinets, nightstands and end tables with fancy crystal or gold knobs. So this nightstand is now the trend.
- Silver Leaf Cabinet: More contemporary forms of furniture in Hollywood Regency style made use of metallic pieces in the form of metal leaf cabinets. This silver leaf cabinet is the reminiscent of haute couture gowns of the past Hollywood stars made its way to the fame.
Silver Leaf Cabinet
- Dresser: Glamour and Luxury – There's a certain air of elegance about Hollywood Regency style perhaps because of the fact that it was born out of a style catered to the stars. This Hollywood Regency dresser feels and looks luxurious and yet it doesn't feel over-the-top.
- Chair: Fretwork was often seen in many Hollywood Regency styles including this Chinese Chippendale chair. Gilded fretwork (gold leaf finish) has been used and has been a welcome addition to today's interpretation of Hollywood Regency style.
- Coffee Table: Hollywood Regency style uses stainless steel frame and legs for tables to further create reflection and sparkle. This Hollywood Regency coffee table uses brushed gold finish and marble which is the effective method of attaining the luxurious look.
Coffee Table
- End Table: Although modern Hollywood Regency pieces use splayed or straight wooden legs, some still use the antique legs (fluted, bun, ball, turnip, cabriole). The more contemporary piece like this Hollywood Regency End Table uses the bamboo style gilt bar to retain traditional and classic styles but made use of another element such as antiqued gold finish. Mirrors serve to create and add sparkle.
End Table

Are you convinced now that Hollywood Regency style can be the addition to your room?