Belfort Furniture has a new line of Furniture from Bernhardt that brings old Hollywood to life with a modern touch. The Westwood Collection works well in any home, with clean modern lines and beautiful classic design. It is a collection that is worth a trip to our showroom. Since this furniture line brings old Hollywood style to life, we thought we'd tell you a bit more about that Hollywood sign that has been around since the 1920's and has become the Hollywood icon recognized around the world.
Did you know that the original Hollywood sign read "HOLLYWOODLAND"and its purpose was to advertise the name of a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles? It was advertised as a "superb environment without excessive cost on the Hollywood side of the hills".
Each letter of the sign was 30 feet wide and 50 feet high, and the whole sign was studded with some 4,000 light bulbs. The sign would flash in segments; "HOLLY," "WOOD," and "LAND" would light up individually, before lighting up entirely. Below the Hollywoodland sign was a searchlight to attract more attention. The poles that supported the sign were hauled to the site by mules. The sign was officially dedicated on July 13, 1923. It was not intended to be permanent.
The sign has become an icon for Hollywood, but through the years it has been the site of numerous accidents, controversy and renovations. It was originally constructed to last for only 18 months and the sign has survived the times and symbolized Hollywood old and new. Like the sign, the classic sophisticated, old Hollywood style has also survived the times.
The Bernhardt clean lines, softly bowed curves in a chocolate brown Merlot finish and top grain cream colored leather cushions on the chairs lead to a clean and sophisticated look.
The Westwood Bedroom collection also has the signature dark brown Merlot finish and the bed has a gorgeous high upholstered headboard covered in supple top grain cream colored leather, with a modern tufted look. This elegant and sophisticated bed will help you create a calming oasis in your home where you can truly relax. They did not miss a beat with this collection, the furniture pieces come with the modern touches of adjustable and removable shelves, hidden storage, and built in electronics outlets with cord management features.
We couldn't resist showing you a few more pictures of our favorite pieces from this collection. Here is a closeup of the Westwood bench for your bedroom. Covered in top grain cream colored leather with the dark Merlot finish, it is perfect for extra storage at the base of your bed.
This Westwood china cabinet is a sophisticated option for your dining room. It completes the room, provides storage and gives you a beautiful furniture piece to display your treasures.
All of these Westwood items and more are on display in the Belfort Showroom. Why not let us give you a special tour of our Showroom? We can show you this beautiful collection and so much more. Visit our showroom today and let us show you a new look for your home.
Belfort Furniture is conveniently located in the Dulles area of eastern Loudoun County, Virginia, easily accessible from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Whether you live in Northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, or Washington DC, we have the selection, styles and prices that make Belfort Furniture worth the trip! Belfort Furniture was voted “Retailer of the Year, 2012”, by National Home Furnishing Association and has been voted best furniture store in Loudoun County for 17 years in a row.