Yes, the interior focused fever of HF continues. Here the spotlight is on the modern day Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield. Jolie Blon. A true blond bombshell amidst many pretenders, Blon has been delighting her legions of fans with her devotion to showgirl splendour. Whilst she has a more then respectable career as a Burlesque performer and actress (appearing in Ray Donovan). It is her pink palace that has truly caught my eye. Very much in tribute to Mansfield’s legendary Pink Palace. Blon has taking the motif of ‘more is more’ with lashings of pink and rose shades though out her Los Angeles home. What I believe sets Blon’s pink palace apart from Mansfield was the vintage touches and tributes. The rose wallpaper, the feathers and pink kitchen could so easily overwhelm the eye and become unbearable. Blon showcase the heroines who inspired her with her framed pictures of the likes of Jean Harlow.
Tasteful is not a word I like to use often, it can be both narrow yet unspecific in description. However in this context, tasteful sums up how well balanced Blon’s vision has been executed. More then that I believe that she actually wanted to elevate Mansfield’s palace. By adding her own touches, she has carved out a slice of retro chic that has tremendous tribute but never a museum piece.