Grab your giggle juice and get ready to blow your wig, ‘cause this bold and inspired Hollywood Regency Glam Guest Room is the tits. Let’s start at the beginning, shallst we?
A bright coastal cottage getaway, indeed, albeit the Madison Estate has been progressively entering into an Art Deco-inspired design chapter. So, let’s bid adieu to a time gone by and welcome with open arms a space designed with opulence in mind.
Let’s have a review of the Design Board:
The Hollywood Regency Glam Guest Room made from dreams is now a reality:
THE DESIGN PLAN
An almost perfect square, this guest room measures 11′ 7″ wide by 11′ 10″ long and is elevated by an immense amount of natural light. With light one-hundo percent on my side, my primary goal became showcasing one of this guest room’s most notable features—the ceiling height—and Safari Brown Zebra Safari Scalamandré was exactly what the design doctor ordered.
A bold and timeless print designed in 1945, Scalamandré’s galloping zebras and soaring arrows are in the midst of a revival. This self-adhesive wallpaper has several color options, but the rich, moody mustard hue was calling my name. The deep yellows blended with the vintage MCM furniture hark back to a classic—and class-y—time. Since this set took residence in my guest room for years (yet always felt incomplete), I knew there needed to be a primo OOMPH when tackling this family heirloom swaparoo.
If you’re like, “whatchoo talking about, sis?” The black cerused wood furniture (nightstands and armoire) is the very same set my maternal grandparents bought when they got hitched 63 years ago. Not bad lookin’ for its age, eh?! I love that my nonni remembers the color; it’s called “chinchilla.” There’s a headboard, too, but it’s a full, which is why we introduced *queen* Eliza Bed to the scene. Like dayuummm, does that wood grain pair well with the markings or what? Furthermore, this frame’s got brassy, blocky legs for days.
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It brings me tremendous joy to highlight a treasured family heirloom at the Madison Estate (aka my parents kickass house). Delighted is an understatement of how my mom feels featuring this generational wonder in her home (aka her mom’s, my nonni).
Speaking of Mom, gal’s got style for days. Lady let’s me run wild with crazy colorful ideas throughout the Madison Estate. If you’ve caught the previous Vibrant Mid-Century Glam Living Room and Bold and Glammy Guest Bathroom transformations, you’ll notice quite a knack for French lithographs.
This past Christmas, I bought her an incredible (and massive!) framed work of art from my biffle for liffle—that beautous Grafofoni Columbia lithograph by Leonetto Cappiello. An Italian and French poster art designer and painter from the early 20th century, I read he’s oft referred to now as ‘the father of modern advertising’ and I can see why. Slip me five, buddy. You’re the bees knees.
What’s even cooler (and by pure coincidence): the ‘Maurin Quina Le Puy’ and ‘Contratto’ posters are also Cappiello’s work. The magical use of color in these vintage adverts helps to tie-in all the vibrant choices throughout the space. The poster above the bed subtly breaks up the strong Scalamandré pattern, while jivving effortlessly with the imposing black furniture. The Grafofoni Columbia poster introduces an array of striking colors valiantly displayed throughout the room.
By the by, look Cappiello’s artworks up. Thank me later.
LET’S TALK TEXTURE
If you ask me, no room is complete without at least one majorly gaudy element. In this case, there’s at least five (but hey, that’s Hollywood Regency, baby ✨). Let’s start with that hotsy totsy ostrich feather chandelier. Did that stop you dead in your tracks? GOOD. Mission accomplished.
Not only am I obsessed that this glam guest room has feathers hanging in its midst, it’s yet another fantastical accoutrement at the Madison Estate, which hosts fabulous feather-laden, two-foot tall gilded vases throughout the home from my mom’s 60th soirée.
A bright white faux sheepskin rug grounds all of the grand elements and is so soft on those tootsies. Guests will be gleaming. Walking across the vast faux fur spread, a precious emerald velvet chair and ottoman duo accented with a petite marble and brass side table is great area to get dolled up for the next outing. That chair duo though. I die. Little Henry agrees.
These textural elements boost up the Hollywood Regency Glam vibe and create a splendid and comfortable opulence suited for the best kind of guest hospitality. The only element it’s probably missing is a minibar for a nightcap. Rest assured, I’ll be on the hunt.
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THOSE FINAL TOUCHES
Bold colors are my favorite, but I understand they can be intimidating. I find bold colors are best balanced with thoughtfully selected final touches. To tie-in the bold Scalamandré zebra print and wid range lively colors, a soft gold, velvet bedding with a textural throw packs a punch while also creating coloribrium (that’s color equilibrium). A fortunate find, the shapely ceramic lamps (similar) jump on that very same bandwagon.
The accent throw pillows and art deco-inspired drapes have a special love language for one another, finding harmony in the prominent black furnishings throughout. Finally, no Hollywood Regency Glam bedroom would be complete without a gargantuan potted palm. Hashtag obvy.
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