Let's take a step back in time shall we? To 1957 when Hollywood celebrity Jayne Mansfield purchased her home in Sunset Boulevard for $76,000, painted it pink, filled it with cupids, had a heart shaped bathtub installed and filled the fountain with pink champagne. Oh, and she also had her future husband build her a heart shaped pool because she refused to marry him otherwise... or so the story goes.
There is so much that I love about these photographs taken for Life magazine. The aesthetic of the home is far too Barbie doll for me but the images are a wonderful snapshot of the life of a Hollywood star in the 1960's.
Her bathroom would have to be every little girl's dream but all I keep thinking is - who really wants to vacuum walls? PS. Spot the photographer in the photo above.
Sadly the home was demolished in 2002 but if it still existed, I have to ask you, could you live here?
ish & chi is a design blog by interior designer Vivian Panagos featuring tours, interviews with creatives, decorating and style ideas, and a portfolio of projects including the makeover of her Sydney home.