Photo Gallery: Paul R. Williams’ Classic Hollywood Style
Be inspired by the master of glamour.
The owners of this 1955, Beverly Hills home were avid entertainers, so Williams created a grand, Colonial Revival foyer that flowed into the main party space – the living room.
After this Bel Air residence was completed by Williams in 1938, it was “home” to a number of actors who come to Los Angeles for film projects. Among these were Audrey Hepburn (when she was shooting My Fair Lady), Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow and David Niven.
This space is the centre of a luxurious room in the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon has described it as “the best hotel room I’ve ever stayed in,” and noted that the experience is “like walking into Dick Van Dyke’s living room.”
Homeowner and silver screen star Julie London found the fireplace in France, and Williams incorporated it into her 1958, Hollywood Regency-style residence.
Williams was inspired by Tudor style for this 1926, Los Angeles home. Stenciling adds glamour to the already opulent ceiling.
Delicate wrought iron detailing is a light, artful touch on the sweeping staircase.
The 1937, Toluca Lake home of pioneering female screenwriter Gladys Lehman (whose credits include Shirley Temple’s Poor Little Rich Girl) features a small, circular space for displaying art and other decorative objects.