I am so excited to reveal one of my latest interior design projects!!
During our initial consultation, I was so pleased to discover this fabulous couple had a love for jazz, history, and the arts. Three of my favorite things, it seems as if we were a match made in design heaven! When I saw a black and white photo framed in an antique brushed silver frame of the wife in her glamorous (and very Hollywood, I might add) wedding gown the vision instantly came together.
Their bedroom is nestled in an urban skyline overlooking a scenic harbor. I wanted to create a romantic and ethereal space that they could enjoy together. I choose Sherwin Williams Honest Blue (SW6520) paint after which the clouds and water seemed like an endless continuation.
The main inspiration I used for this space was the heart and soul of the Harlem Renaissance and the opulence of the Hollywood Regency style of design. Two periods in time, that overlapped but often thought of as worlds apart.
The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement spanning the 1920’s and 30’s. Originating in Harlem, there was a renewal of black literary, musical, and performing artists. African American authors and poets, artists, musicians, and movie stars found greater freedom of expression and support than had previously existed. Look at the video and see how many important figures from the Harlem Renaissance you can find!
The Hollywood Regency style of design is inspired by old Hollywood glamour. Here I used luxurious finishes such as lucite, tufted velvet, silk, a crystal chandelier, textured crocodile, lacquer, metallic paint (in the bathroom), and geometric shapes to pull this look together. Here is an article by HGTV on how to create your own fabulous Hollywood Regency look.
Two ideas merged together as one, I really enjoyed creating this space…and most importantly my clients loved it too. If my clients had one word to describe their new bedroom, I’m pretty sure they would say “Fierce!”.
So without further adieu, I present to you Harlem Renaissance + Hollywood Regency…