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Old-school celebrity homes

Interiors voyeurism + mid-century Hollywood stars = unbeatable eye-candy... as NY Magazine's Wendy Goodman kindly demonstrated on her excellent Design Hunter blog last month.

Marlene Dietrich, 1951, in her Park Lane apartment 

Greta Garbo's East Side home for 37 years. Dream wardrobe, no?

Shirley MacLaine's 1972 flat in New York. Once you get past the lavish shagpile and 10-tonne kaftan (I'd quite like to own both) that incredible oversized lamp comes into focus.

See the full post and slideshow at New York MagazinePhotos: Harriet Brown & Co.;  Photo: George Karger/Pix Inc./Time Life Pictures/Getty Images; Conde Nast Archive/Corbis

I also stumbled across an Etsy vintage postcard seller who posted about a whole set of these amazing vintage Hollywood celebrity home postcards, like this Judy Garland one. Check out the Cedar Chest for more.

But of them all, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward's place looks the most fun, don't you think? 

And once you've stopped looking at Newman's legs (even great in scary ankle socks) check out that beautiful kitchen floor, the tied-back curtains, old-school stove (above) and smooth, recessed curtains, excellent pale rug and low-slung chair (top)... 

1 comment :

  1. I have always loved the classic style home. I've seen so many vintage properties in our area and in Temple College Apartments.