Irwin Weiner ASID - If you're looking for contemporary takes on the Hollywood Regency Glamour look, which we've been celebrating this week at Design2Share, look hard at many contemporary furniture lines that advertise themselves as "timeless." That means that they've borrowed elements of style from the past - deco, art nouveau, regency, mid-century modern, Memphis Movement Eighties, and so on - and given them a clean, fresh twist.
Look at the collections from iconic interior designer Nancy Corzine, for example. In the top photo, her Prism Bed is an updated twist of styles, from the mirrored surfaces of Hollywood Regency to the skyscraper lines (literally) of the streamlined deco period. The end result is contemporary glamour and a fashion "feeling" as well as a "statement." In her 2009 book Nancy Corzine: Glamour at Home, we even have the designer embracing the Glamour banner and declaring herself the new standard bearer.
Corzine's Delmonaco Cocktail Table steals the glamour show in her living room grouping, above and below. The shining Venetian Sterling Silver finish of the glass-topped piece puts the glitz of old Hollywood front and center, but in a more contemporary, streamlined way (and that bottom glass shelf is perfect for books, baskets, and extra eye-candy accessories.
A pair of her Museum Slipper Chairs covered in Cavallo (azure) fabric complete the scene along with her extra-luxe high-backed Delmonaco Sectional Sofa finished in her soft azure Boucheron fabric - and remember, pale and dusty blues are part of that Hollywood Regency color palette. And how about that special three-tiered Balthazar Chandelier, with elegant tapered silk shades!
And how about the Harlow Vanity (above), topped off with her Three Part Vanity Mirror? When you have furnishings named after one of Hollywood's great Golden Age leading ladies, you're absolutely inspired by Tinsel Town chic. For more updated glamour, visit the Nancy Corzine website.