Old movies are wonderfully like time capsules: we get a glimpse of an era's idealised fashion, slang, social mores, and most interestingly to me, their interior decor. One movie I love for capturing the charm of 1950's modern decor is Pillow Talk, starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. The set designers for the movie were Russell A. Gausman and Ruby R. Levitt.
There are several sets in this movie that are lovely and totally inspiring (perhaps for a future post) but today I wanted to feature Jan Morrow's very femme, pink, New York City apartment. Here are some scenes to give you an idea:
Cute, right? And here is my take on how to recreate this style now (much of it could be thrifted):
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