Told you so.

This is it  – 100 percent over the top – Hollywood Regency design revival in full bloom. Always opulent and ever eclectic, always theatrical and expectedly daring, this style is not for the faint of heart. Captain Milktoast does not get a ticket to this show. Sometimes this style is brushed with whimsy and fantasy , like in the abundant use of light fixtures as seen in the photo. But you have to admit, it is dazzling.

From the 1930’s and continuing through the 50’s (now referred to as Mid-century) Regency styling epitomized glamor, wealth, and lavish collections that identified the early Hollywood era. Elements of Lucite, lacquer, chinoiserie, bamboo – painted or natural, mercury glass, wild color schemes, flamboyant feathers, and …

Well, name something glamorous and it was in!

Clean architectual lines were paired with the frill of rocco. And, of course MIRRORS MIRRORS everywhere. Global Views is a company favored by Phelan’s for their wonderful selection of mirrors. At High Point market they introduced an elegant montage of 7 octagaonal mirrors, finished in black lacquer and edged in silver, AKA: Regency revival. 

Today the revival is just as bold and as fresh as ever, not to mention terribly interesting! Scroll down to the previous post and you’ll see another interpretation from the swank unrestrained era called Hollywood Regency. 


Dianne Ross / Interior Designer

Phelan’s Interiors


PS  Readers, take a look at my blog “Towel bars suck.”



  1. judegreen52 Says:

    What a GLORIOUS photograph…..love the lighting! Nice site with interesting content for lovers of Hollywood Regency!

  2. dross08 Says:

    Thankyou so much for the gracious comment . . . I can’t think of any other style that is filled with as much freedom and fun!


  3. someseriousstuff Says:

    Beautiful stuff!! Keep up the good work.

  4. dross08 Says:

    Thanks for the compliment! I find it so interesting that all the “Hollywood”articles consistantly get the most hits and yet, the number of clients who actually ask for this type of furniture I can count on one hand. What’s up Iowa?! Are you Hollywood Regency people in hiding!

  5. someseriousstuff Says:

    we work with a lot of Hollywood Regency stuff…. I guess in Fla. it is really popular… it is really hot in Miami and down south…

  6. brenda Says:

    Although I’m not crazy about the town of Hollywood (& I’m a So Cal native), I simply adore this style!! Its like a Jackie O, Marlo Thomas (That Girl!) type of style that never goes away but only gets better!

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