Glamour In Your Decor

During the late 19th century, the word “glamour” was introduced into the movie industry in an effort to create a more attractive appearance on set. “Glamour is the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which is better than the reality.” (www.wikipedia.com)  When we think of interior genres, Old Hollywood Glamour fits in this category perfectly.  When you walk into a room that is designed in this style, it conveys an elegance that screams “luxury”.  Some examples of this are below:

Old Hollywood Glamour

Hollywood Glamour is based off design elements that give you a soft, glitzy, feminine touch.  Although many times it is perceived as an interior space that has a minimalistic style, this is not the case because the monochromatic color pallete  gives the illusion that there are less objects in the room than there actually are.

So How do I create a “Old Hollywood Glamour” Look?

Modern Hollywood Glamour

Shiny! Shiny! Shiny! is the motto for creating a room like this… When shopping to create this look you want to pick out some of the most gaudy, shiny things possible!   The room will have mirrored furniture, glitzy fabrics, chandeliers, and acrylic furniture incorporated into the decor to project a modern take on the “Old Hollywood” style.  But…it is very important that you make sure that all the pieces you select coordinate with each other!  To create this look, you will only need one or two things in each category.

Categories:

1. Mirrored Furniture

2. Glitz Fabrics

(Never repeat a pattern twice, unless it’s for symmetry purposes)

3. Chandelier

4.Acrylic Furniture

Step 1: Mirrored Furniture

There are many places where you can get mirrored furniture these days, but when selecting each piece you need to pay attention to the finish of the mirror.  Mirrors will come in a clean clear finish or an antique distressed finish. If you choose to place more than one mirrored piece in the room they need to have the same finish  so that one does not look dirtier than the other.

Distressed Mirrored Furniture

Simple Mirror Furniture

Step 2: Glitz Fabrics

Use shiny, glitzy fabrics in this room as a punch of texture.  There are many fabrics that have a shiny texture such as patent leather, satin, taffeta, or silk.  There are also velvets and other textured fabrics which incorporate metallic images and threads that give a presence of glamour.  Anything with a minimalistic sparkle will create that high-end appeal to the world of shine!

JF Fabrics Metallic Fabrics

JF Fabrics Metallic Chenille

JF Fabrics Metallic Chenille

Patent Leather

Taffeta

Silk

Step 3: Chandelier

Although chandeliers are light fixtures that are “ornate, containing dozens of lamps and complex arrays of glass or crystal prisms to illuminate a room with refracted light”, they will vary in shape and size!  When incorporating a chandelier into the ambiance of an “Old Hollywood” glamour room, keep in mind which style would work best for the space of your room. Your chandelier should complement not overpower the rest of the room.

Traditional Chandelier

Modern Chandelier

Contemporary Glass Chandelier

Contemporary Whimsical Chandelier

Colored Chandelier

Step 4: Acrylic Furniture

Incorporating the room with acrylic furniture accents will give the visual appearance that there is more space.  Whether you are incorporating an all acrylic chair, or acrylic legs on your upholstered furniture this clean translucent look will enhance the luxurious look that “Old Hollywood” Glamour achieves.

Acrylic Leg Tufted Bench

Hollywood Glamour Acrylic Chairs

As you can see, there are many things that you must consider when designing a room after the “Old Hollywood” Glamour look.  The most important design key is to remember that “Simple is Better”.  You don’t want to go overboard with shine and glamour because then it looses its elegant luxurious appeal.  Each item that you choose for the room must represent unique qualities that are not incorporated into other rooms. It is great to recycle old furniture from  Rococo and French Baroque Period which will enhance the dramatic curves in the room and give the elegance that this particular look deserves.

For more information or questions about designing or where you get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240. 972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog at andy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

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Before and After Projects at Fabrics and Frame Furniture

The latest trend these days is going green!  Sustainablity is an issue that many around the world are trying to understand.  The Brundtland Commission defines sustainability as the “development which meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.  Although many of us feel as we can do nothing to help the future of our environment, in reality there are many simple things that we can do to help ensure that we do our part to help future generations!  Recycling is a small effort that all of us can participate in, and recycling doesn’t have to just be sorting your aluminum cans, plastics, and re-usable paper!

Here at Fabrics and Frames we encourage our clients to re-use their quality framed furniture for the purpose of “They just don’t make furniture like they use to…”  We are in the buisness of antique repairs, and we have had 34 years of experience to reflect that we are masters of our skills!  Check out some of our past work for yourselves…

1800’s Chesterfield Sofa Restoration

Early 1900’s Ottomans Restoration

Chair Frame Reconstruction

Occastional Chairs Reupholstery

French Occasional Chair Reupholstery

Contemporary Occasional Chair

For more information or questions about designing or where you get custom looks like these please visit our website:

www.fabricsandframes.com

We are currently located at 5322 Alpha Rd, Dallas, Texas 75240. 972-385-4097.  Please contact us if you have any questions about this blog at andy@fabricsandframes.com, and or follow us on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fabrics-and-Frames-Furniture/156825517684205

Written by: Erica Guajardo

Edited by: Linda Decuir

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