Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Glamour

I'm sure most of you can relate to the fact that when, your love for era's of the past becomes your lifestyle. So does every aspect in your life, including the interior of your home. My home is sort of Vintage eclectic. Each room in my home is a different theme and has decor, inspiration and pieces from things I've collected over the years. Ranging from the era's of the 1920's through the 1950's. I took the inspiration for the living room or sitting room of my house from the 1930's and early 1940's Hollywood Regency era. Some familiar names in that interior design style were Dorothy Draper and William Haines.

The original inspiration for this look was taken from the lines and foundations of French Provincial and some of the key elements to incorporate, while styling this look are; mirrors, velvet, satin, damask, fringe, feather's, marble, glass, crystal chandeliers, lacquer, lucite, brass and pops of vibrant colors. This glamorous style of decorating resurfaced itself in popularity again in the later 1960's, after the atomic age, but was already a style that was originally choice of some of the Golden Age of Hollywood's screen stars.

I decided this year, I was going to set up an extra Christmas tree,to match my Hollywood Regency living room. Aside from the more traditional one that I set up in my family room every year, which is where we spend majority of our time. I will call it my Christmas Glamour tree! My new little tree is a small table top tree, but it definitely makes a statement of glamour for my living room. I made sure to use a few of the elements in this Hollywood style not only on the tree, but I added a few small touches of Christmas in other places around the room to continue the flow of Christmas glamour. Such as ostrich & peacock feathers, vibrant turquoise, crystal, gold, sparkles, marble, chandelier ornaments, candles, etc.

Here are a few pictures I would like to share with you. Let me know what you think???

This is just a start, as I hope to add more decorations for next Christmas. Yup that's right, I'm one of those people that waits for all the decorations to go on sale after Christmas, and I stock up for the following year.

Yes, that is an ostrich tree topper and little silver peacocks!
And I still need to get a mini tree skirt for it.

Blue and white sparkly poinsettias and gold peacock feathers!

I completely realize that I am not the best photographer in the world. With lighting and all that good stuff, but the images are there right? I am a stylist, not a photographer, but I do need to take some classes and learn the skill. Oh yeah, and invest in a fancy camera too-lol!



  1. These are all adorable and lovely Syd!

  2. What a lovely room! I just adore it. And the little tree is adorable, too.
    -Andi x

  3. Thank you Amanda and Andi!


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