Wednesday, February 19, 2014

MAD about the Mansfield Mansion....!

I stumbled across a collection of LIFE photographs showcasing the home of one of the sexiest mid century bombshells, Jayne Mansfield. She shared this Mediterranean home on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA, with her husband, Mr. Universe aka Mickey Hargitay.  It was dubbed the "Pink Palace"and for good is. everywhere. Lots of shag, gold gilt, hearts and kitschy sex appeal....I can't get enough of it!

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I had to throw together an inspiration board for this fluffy and beautiful shiny mess!

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1. 1950's Italian brass and milkglass chandelier
2. The Serpentine Sofa by Valdimir Kagan
3. 1940's French gilt iron chairs
4. pastel pink flokati area rug
5. 24K gold leaf mosaic tiles by Bisazza
6. gold leafy French metal sconces
7. Gucci gold lame kimono style gown
9. hammered metal heart shaped sink
10. carved Prince of Wales feathers headboard with a mirrored background

A few of my favorite shots of the late beauty are those on another favorite mid century beauty - the Lambretta!

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