This image was taken by a friend, Alex Mestas. It is of a store in Seattle who's name I forget. I had the card but it got swept away in some pile and I can't find it now. I hate that. But anyway, what makes this worthy of a blog nonetheless, is it is a great example of another iteration on the hollywood regency style made so appealing by Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler. Great mixing of glam and mid-century, traditional and wacky. I like Kelly Wearstler's approach better than this example, but regardless, it was still a pretty breathtaking store. As memory serves, the front window had this pinky, lavendar velveteen covered, rococco type chair painted white, juxtaposed with some weird, chipped, black wrought iron chandelier hanging above it and a 50's style, palette knifed painting behind it. It was very weird and arresting; the colors, the clash of styles, the boldness of it all. My favorite item inside the store, were these wonderful circular scupltures that were about 3 feet in diameter and totally made of red feathers. (I hate to think where the artist got all those feathers...). The rawness of the feathers next to the matte, white brick and shiny mirrors made me happy.
What was most interesting to me about the store, was the use of color. It's not necessarily my favorite palette choice but still a good example of what confident and knowledgable use of color can do for a room. This particular palette they chose was made more bearable because of the use of black and white as grounding to the other bright, intense hues. The industrial brick painted white doesn't hurt either, to counter balance the "girliness" as Alex called it. Like it or hate it though, this Seattle store speaks nicely to the continued appeal of hollywood regency, with all the iterations there of.