Old Hollywood Inspired Interior Decor…

How does Old Hollywood glitz and glam inspire contemporary design and decor?

Answer: In just about every way possible.

First we must define what Old Hollywood really is – technically, this term refers to the American Film Industry ranging from the 1910s to the 1960s – however, I use the term loosely, relating it to all that is vintage and retro…(and yes Mom, I consider the 70s decently retro).

There were so many fabulous looks and styles born out of this time period – how could they not inspire contemporary design? Art and design are cyclical right? And because there were so many fads and design crazes throughout this time I’m confident we can all relate to at least one.

With celebs and high profile figures such as Brigitte Bardot, John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra infiltrating pop culture via television, motion pictures and radio – their style and design manner were bound to inspire entirely new fashion trends, or awaken design fads of years past.

All this to say – there are several styles that seem to speak to GHID more than others…Enjoy!

Oh to experience Old Hollywood…

Eclectic glam, a touch of wimsey & slightly sexy…

1. Hollywood Regency Table Lamp, 1st Dibs 2. Rustic Nightstand, 1st Dibs 3. Starburst Mirror 4. Flokati Area Rug, Williams Sonoma 5. Throw Pillow, Zara Home 6. Antique Chandelier 7. Gilt metal and wrought iron day bed by Ferrabini, Italy, circa 1950s, Merrill Antiques

Ruggedly handsome, tailored and undoubtedly assured…

1. Chandelier, 1st Dibs, 2. Eames Chair & Ottoman 3. Mid-Century Sofa, Hive 4. Wood Cocktail Table, The Phillips Collection 5. Bedside Gun Table, Philippe Starck

Sleek and sophisticated, period.

1. Orchid 2. Cocktail Table, Pearson 3. Hounds-tooth Pillow, 4. Persian Area Rug, Tufenkian 5. English Rolled Arm Sofa, Pearson, 6. Table Lamp, Currey & Company

Little did I know Mrs. Anne Sage of The City Sage would be inspired by similar retro and Old Hollywood style including both Jackie & Marilyn in her latest blog entry…allow me to share a few of her concept boards…

THE Jackie O…

Miss Marilyn…

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