Although the black-and-white films we use for inspiration may not convey color usage color was extremely important in the Hollywood Regency style. Royal blues bright reds polished golds and emerald greens – jewel tones hint at the majestic feel movie stars wished to invoke. After all who wouldn’t want to feel like royalty?
The theme is continued once you step in as well but the interiors are largely dominated by wonderful neutral backdrops colored in pristine white beautiful beige and brown. The thick brown wooden surfaces bring in a sense of contrast to the home while the décor which uses soft tones and unassuming shades goes along perfectly with the dark wooden colors. There is an ever-present tinge of green here and there while lovely golden yellow accents add freshness to the setting.
The 800 square meter residence is a chic amalgamation of the characteristic form of old manor houses of the Alentejo along with sleek and well defined lines of contemporary structures. The resultant creation is a gorgeous two level villa that largely employs soothing neutral shades is predominantly clad in white and employs graceful use of glass and stone.
Hollywood has long been known as a place where dreams are brought to life through the lens of a camera and wealthy actors live lavishly. From Marilyn and Audrey to Bogart and Bacall the homes and movie sets of some of the most famous entertainment icons in history were created or influenced by designers like Dorothy Draper and William Haines.
The old midcentury Hollywood style we’ve all come to know and love is actually a combination of many décor movements including neoclassical and art deco. In many ways it was a style marked by other styles. Much like the homes of the Ancient Greek and Roman royalty every piece of décor is beautiful detailed and could function as a work of art all on its own.