"Welcome to Hollywood! What's your dream?" That's right, its time to roll out the red carpet and get ready for the sparkle of crystal and all things flashy that make up the Hollywood Couture style. Hollywood Couture style originated in high-end lifestyles that made up the years between the roaring 20's and the swinging 40's where it was important to bring a feeling of glamour to the home when the world outside may have lacked it. Nowadays it's scratching a similar itch in the sense that it's bringing a sense of opulence to a world that seems to have forgotten how much fun it can be! The great thing about the updated version of the style is how versatile it is. You can really take it in any direction and add almost any style into the mix, perhaps a contemporary leather sofa paired with lacquered Louis XIV chairs that have been upholstered in lush velvet. The key is that each item feels as rich and over-the-top as possible and yet everything still seems livable. It's not a space that screams: "do not touch" - rather it almost dares you to experience its luxury.
The material palette you are drawn to is wonderfully over-the-top. And you love the contrast between something as cold and sleek as glass or acrylic to something as lush as faux fur (emphasis on the faux here!). Striking textures are found throughout the rooms, from leather (and don't forget the patent!) to silk to mohair and velvet to satin and silk. Each of these materials in another style could seem subtle or boring, but not in your home. And oh how you love mirrored furniture! The lighting is key for both its mood (think sexy!) and its sculptural beauty. You love chandeliers with glass crystals or high gloss lacquered finishes on table lamps.
For colors, the sky is the limit but drama is essential. If you prefer a lighter palette, think silver and grays with white accents, or go white on white, with only the gloss to separate surfaces! Warmer tones work well in light colors too — only this time envision gold (talk about opulent!) and warm pinks and yellows. Or go bold! Try a high contrast of bright white against dark blues, grays and even black. The great thing about Hollywood Couture is you can take it anywhere!
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