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WHY HOLLYWOOD REGENCY REMAINS DESIGNERS’ FAVORITE STYLE

Flashing back to an era of unbridled glamour, Hollywood Regency style is among the most enduring styles of the 20th Century. Contemporary designers like Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler have long made the style an iconic part of their repertoires, showing off the style’s versatility by mixing it with styles as far-flung as Mid-Century Modernism and Brutalism. The glittering era of Hollywood Regency first dawned in the 1930s, coinciding with the wind-down of the Great Depression and the advent of ‘talkies’ (movies with sound). What transpired next was an epoch of movie stars, fashion, and over-the-top decoration. 

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