Get the look from the Blackburn property from episode one of Deadline Design With Shaynna Blaze.
The design for Peter and Debbie’s Winter Room was based on one of my favourite styles: Hollywood Regency. This design style came to the fore in the golden age of Hollywood - the 1920s through to the 1950s.
The look and feel is quite formal and it’s all about glamour, with a focus on bold colours, glass, metal and lacquer ware.
Regency is a show-stopping look so if you’re going to do it don’t hold back, be brave! Think about the sophisticated elegance of Coco Chanel and you are on the right track.
Even though the look is bold with a myriad finishes it’s important to select a few strong statement pieces rather than filling your space with lots of small items to avoid the look becoming visually fussy.
The emerald green was the dominant colour in the room and I took that as my starting point with everything around it supporting this jewel-like colour.
The rug is the central visual focus around which the rest of the interior is layered, with solid colours in the couch, walls and carpet and dapples of colour and pattern in the feature chairs, cushions and the beetle prints. The mix of geometric patterns and florals in the rug and fabrics creates balance and deconstructs the look so it’s not too fussy or pretty.
While the bold colours create the main impact, texture and surfaces are equally important to complete the sense of luxury in the Winter Room. The lush pile in the carpet and rug, reflective metals in the coffee table and trolleys, and the dense pile in the velvet on the couch add a rich sensory layer to the overall look.