Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hollywood Calling

HOLLYWOOD CALLING:  Designed by the late Hollywood actor-turned-interior decorator William Haines for the Bel Air, California sunroom lanai of movie mogul Mervyn Leroy and his wife Kitty, the Iron X Chair is a new issue from William Haines Design in West Hollywood, California -- a company founded by Peter Schifando and J. Jonathan Joseph to faithfully reproduce Haines' original furnishings created over the decades for such A-list clients ranging from Joan Crawford to Nancy Reagan and Betsy Bloomingdale.  The best-selling book Class Act is a great companion piece to the company's furniture, as it takes you on a journey through Haines' career spanning the silver screen to the White House and shows his furniture in the settings for which they were designed.  There is perhaps no better way to get closer to the lifestyles and the glamour of Old Hollywood than with the faithfully-reproduced Haines' furniture collection: sofas, chairs, tables, sconces, a desk -- and even a fire grate, circa 1950!
The Class Act book: