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1940s Hollywood Lounge
1940s Hollywood Lounge
Room: Living Room
Colours: Green;
Style: Period Style;
Budget: High
Programme: Housecall
Designer: Justin Ryan; Colin McAllister;
Feature: Theatrical curtains
Travel back in time to the 1940s and recreate a Hollywood Lounge. This design includes colonial influences and film star elegance, along with faded colours and aged interiors.

Think animal prints, smoking room and film star elegance with shiny cocktail cabinets, a casting couch, gold touches and images of Hollywood stars in black frames.

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Panelling
Panelling
Using budget picture rail add a dado rail around the room. Then mark out rectangle shapes at equal intervals around the room with MDF and more dado rail. Paint all of this area pale green.
Colour scheme
Colour scheme
The overall colour scheme for this room is pale green. Choose a light shade of green for above the panelling and paint the ceiling off-white.
Cocktail cabinets
Cocktail cabinets
Make a cocktail cabinet from two CD racks and a bookcase. Fasten these together with screws and glue and then cover with mirror tiles.
Leather look trunks
Leather look trunks
Make a box out of MDF and attach a lid using hinges. For the leather effect use crushed tissue paper and varnish. Finish off with some old style handles for the front.
Curtains
Curtains
Using luxurious fabrics and colours, take inspiration from a cinema backdrop and fill the window area with heavy rich fabric. Add fringes and tassels for extra glamour.
Wall sconce
Wall sconce
This is very simply made with a basic light fitting from DIY stores and a piece of damp proof course. Shape this into a cylinder and fasten at the back with staples or strong glue.
Chandelier
Chandelier
Make a fabulous chandelier from lots of small chandeliers attached together on a painted MDF ring. The small chandeliers can be found in pound shops and warehouses or car boot sales.
Fireplace
Fireplace
Go for a polished slate fireplace. The style in the 1940s was for angular and shiny surfaces so a design such as this works perfectly.
Lamps
Lamps
Position two identical lamps on a shelf. Choose lamps with a skinny chrome base and dark shade.
Furntiure
Furniture
A leather sofa is a must in any 1940s style room. Dress with lots of cushions in animal print patterns. A chaise longue also works well with this design.
Telephone
Telephone
Complete the look with a retro look phone.
  Products   Paint   Brand   Dulux  
  Details   90YY48/255; 90YY24/354; 20YY40/608;10YY21/500   Cost   -  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.dulux.co.uk          
  Products   Lamps   Brand   Tita  
  Details   ref 430/9776   Cost   £24.99  
  Supplier   Argos          
  Web/tel   www.argos.co.uk          
  Products   Mirror tiles   Brand   -  
  Details   Bronze MF2   Cost   £5.42 sheet  
  Supplier   Crisby Tiles          
  Web/tel   www.crisbytiles.plus.com          
  Products   Fleck stone spray   Brand   Plasticote  
  Details   Manhattan Mist   Cost   £6 approx  
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Web/tel   www.spraypaint.co.uk          
  Products   Fire   Brand   Dimplex  
  Details   Argos Ref 417/0840   Cost   £199.99  
  Supplier   Argos          
  Web/tel   www.argos.co.uk          
  Products   Chaise longue   Brand   Renka  
  Details   Black/gold   Cost   £2069  
  Supplier   Renka          
  Web/tel   Tel: 0121 362 1545          
  Products   Sofa   Brand   Furniture Village  
  Details   Brown Leather   Cost   £1995  
  Supplier   Furniture Village          
  Web/tel   -          
  Products   Wicker furniture   Brand   Mccord  
  Details   Kasbullah chair + mamo range   Cost   From £175  
  Supplier   Mccord          
  Web/tel   www.mccord.com          
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