color highsPosted on: November 9th, 2012 by Taryn
“Most people spend their lives living in dreary, beige conformity, mortally afraid of using color. The main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination and make their surroundings more exciting.” – Verner Panton
room service on instagramPosted on: November 8th, 2012 by Taryn
We’re on Instagram! And what’s better than a little design eye candy to brighten up your Instagram feed? Follow us @roomservicestore to get your daily dose of modern, trend-setting designs from us.
new productsPosted on: November 7th, 2012 by Taryn
Marrakesh Bed in a Floral Damask
In a delightful floral damask, the Marrakesh Bed creates a playfully chic atmosphere. It would be difficult to wake up in a bad mood in this happy bed. A myriad of colors in an enthusiastic pattern makes for a showstopping piece which is sure to put a smile on your face.
Sinatra Sofa in White Patent Leather
Our Sinatra Sofa is as suave as they come. The bold use of white patent leather takes the Sinatra to another level of tailored sophistication. Its classic features are contrasted by the unexpected, avante-garde fabric. This variation of the Sinatra is ideal for the cutting edge individual.
Palm Beach Desk in Winter Gray
Our Palm Beach Desk in Winter Gray highlights how ladylike it can become. In a gray high gloss finish with lavender undertones, the feminine details really shine. Raised motifs on the drawers and crystal pulls are balanced by the solid, tapered legs.
Boca Sofa in Red Velvet
In a sensational red velvet, our Boca Sofa is summoning you to slip into something a little bit more comfortable and get cozy. Let this ravishing gem of a sofa draw you into its captivating embrace.
Peace Chair in White Patent Leather
The Peace Chair in White Patent Leather is as fresh as they come. Serene and symbolic, this departure from our standard colorful Peace Chairs is an elevated version of the bohemian staple.
Lautner Sofa in Brussels Charcoal Velvet
The Lautner Sofa is as effortless as they come, and endlessly chic to boot. As refined as it may seem, the soft, deep cushions and low arms make it the perfect sofa for watching television. What’s better than a no-fuss sofa that looks as dapper as the Lautner?
New Deep Inside Out Sectional
Our New Deep Inside Out Sectional boasts a deep seat, low back, and tufting throughout. Comfortable, yet elegant, this sectional offers an ample amount of seating. Add a generous dose of throw pillows and the result is nothing short of magnificent.
Shore Club Sofa in Oatmeal
Plush cushions on the Shore Club Sofa make for a comfy spot to unwind. Its clean lines keep the relaxed nature of this sofa from looking overly slouchy. In an oatmeal textured fabric, this item is a timeless piece.
Solid Walnut Neutra Dining Table
Our Neutra Dining Table is a force to be reckoned with. In an impressive solid walnut table top, it’s hard not to recognize the amount of raw craftsmanship that has gone into this piece. A mix of materials – walnut and a brushed aluminum – makes the table as versatile as they come. We think it pairs beautifully with our Mid Century Dining Chairs.
the origins of hollywood regencyPosted on: November 5th, 2012 by Taryn
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE STYLE:
Glamour. Opulence. Luxury. All characteristics of the iconic Hollywood Regency style. The 1930s marked the emergence of Hollywood’s Golden Age in all of its glitz and glamour. Movie starlets were frequently spotted on the silver screen surrounded in sets adorned with tufted furniture, rich fabrics, and mirrors galore. Think Rita Hayworth in her notorious boudoir hair flipping scene from the film Gilda.
THE COLOR PALETTE:
Although traditional Hollywood Regency designs can be found in all creme or white color palettes, the style was more commonly seen in black and white. Sometimes splashes of color in jewel tones could be found.
Layering mirrors is a fundamental of Hollywood Regency design. The more reflections, the better. Heavily ornamented ones in a Rococo style add to the eclectic nature which Hollywood Regency rooms are so well noted for. High gloss finishes as well as metallic details in chrome and gold are also key to bringing some shimmer into the mix.
Velvet, satin, and faux animal fabrics add rich textures and vivid colors, completing the sumptuous look. Refined details such as tufting, tactile fabrics, and nail head embellishments bring a sense of high drama to a classic Hollywood Regency interior.
mad about malachitePosted on: November 1st, 2012 by Taryn
Named after the Greek word “mallow” for a green herb; Malachite is believed to be a protective stone and is referred to as ‘the mirror of the soul’; It can often be found with Azurite
THE MALACHITE INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION:
Legendary Hollywood designer Tony Duquette’s impressive Dawnridge Beverly Hills estate. The maximalism ‘more is more’ design aesthetic is classic Duquette. Dawnridge was featured in the September 2012 issue of Lonny Magazine.
The Viceroy Miami, designed by Kelly Wearstler, is dripping in Malachite details – we particularly love the obelisks made to resemble the regal geode.
THE COLOR COMBINATION WE LOVE: AZURITE + MALACHITE
AZURITE + MALACHITE INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION:
Our Bel Air Dining Table with the Louis Dining Chairs in a Navy Velvet would be perfectly complimented by a Malachite wallpaper or stone floor. The pairing would be absolutely sumptuous.
1., 2., 3. Hillary Thomas Designs Bon Vivant Dorothy, Billy, & Tony Finials, 4. Fornasetti: The Complete Universe by Mariuccia Casadio & Barnada Fornasetti, 5. Dransfield & Ross Rectangle Fan Placemat in Malachite, 6. Robert Allen DwellStudio Malakos-Malachite Fabric, 7. Pair of Malachite Obelisks 1st Dibs, 8. Hillary Thomas Designs Extra Small Malachite Bowl, 9. Dransfield & Ross Strada Wastebasket