From Hollywood With Love

Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.  -Marilyn Monroe

Some might call it over the top, but in my opinion the style of Hollywood in the 30’s makes a perfect setting for any bedroom. Mix it up with a little bit of L.A.’s mid-century pieces, and you have an eclecticly modern room in which to lay your head every night. Pulling inspiration from some of the hottest designers of the last few years and one of the most influential designers of the 20th century, I’ve compiled images to get you ready for your bedroom renovation.  

Clockwise starting from top left:  Jonathan Adler – Other Projects; Jonathan Adler – Private Residence NYC; Adore Cherie; Dorothy Draper

Usually when I design it starts from an inspirational piece. I found this bed on eBay and fell in love with it. A bit different, I realize, but how great would this be lacquered? Honestly, I like it as is, but I think it has so many possibilities.

I love how the headboard curves around the nightstands. I think it fits perfectly with these Hollywood styled discoveries.

1.  Check out these great Moroccan designed lanterns. I’ve paired two similar styles together. These can easily be turned into functioning lights or can just be hung as decoration. Bids start at $49.95 per lamp.

2.  The bed. Bidding starts at $349.99, and this is definitely a good one to watch. The bedding is a mixture of selections from Etsy. The two Euro shams are from a bead artist in New Delhi. She uses great colors and geometric patterns. Also, listed these are 16×16, but she does custom sizes on request. The boudoir pillow can be found here. The bedspread is an image I found on a website. This look can easily be achieved with a simple white duvet cover, some fabric paint, and a stencil.

3.  This fantastic pair of blue enamel lamps blend in with the pillow and also give a good pop of color on the nightstands. I wouldn’t do wooden or metal lamps with this bed. A ceramic or enamel color is definitely best. $349 for the pair.

4.  I’m not sure if it can get any more Hollywood than screen printed movie stars on your seat back. A bit cliche, yes, but also lots of fun. These unique and glamorous finds are from a furniture manufacturer in Turkey on Etsy. $955 per chair including shipping to the US.

5.  What better way to balance out the color of the bed than with a black and white zebra hide rug? You can get the authentic zebra hide here which honestly tends to creep me out, or you can go with a stamped cow hide at a much lower price.  See here.

6.  Most Hollywood Regency rooms would insert a mirrored dresser at this point, but to tone it down a bit, I chose this Mid-Century piece. I like the lines and it’s also a really good price. There’s also a good amount of tabletop room for other great accessories which are key to this style of design. $750.

7.  In deep contrast with the dresser, I’ve chosen this fun mirror from Etsy. The color ties in with the bed and also offers a pop of color in that corner. It’s hard to argue with this little guy at $148.

Accessories for this room can be found here, here, here, and here.

You probably can’t get enough accessories in this room, but at least you have an idea of some styles to start with.

 Have a great week!


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