Titilating Titles: The Seven Year Itch

These come from the Titan of Titles; Saul Bass.  Cards flap, pop and flash across the screen in a color palate of tan, red, orange, yellow, pink, black and white. Prettier than a Mondrian painting!

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the seven year itch titles

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The fanciful hand-lettering is by Harold Adler. You can watch the full title sequence here. Such good visual inspiration for home decor…

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Party backdrops

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…And of course, cocktails!

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Mongolian Lamb Pillow / Orange Coffee TableBend Chair in Persimmon / Yellow Abstract Wall Art / The End Bookend / Wine Glasses / Rectangular Serving Platter / Color Block Console / Square Appetizer Plate / Abstract Coral Crewel Pillow /


Digging This: Lady Penelope’s Dressing Room by Christopher Peacock

This guy! Now this room is pretty as a Peacock! (Pun very intended.) Feast your eyes on this ladies dressing room in the 2014 Kips Bay Showhouse by Christopher Peacock, based on Lady Penelope, a pink, 6-wheeled Rolls Royce driving spy puppet from the 1960s UK show, Thunderbirds. This dressing room boasts pink lacquered closet doors, 24K gold hardware, pink leather-lined shelves, and a boat load of Pucci fashions! I love everything about this room, down to the Good & Plenty filled candy dish, but I think that my favorite element is the Patterson, Flynn & Martin carpet in a David Hicks geometric pattern. The avocado and pink color combo just tickles me! The vanity wall is covered in a glistening gold grasscloth by Thibaut. Kitchy Glamor at it’s finest! Happy Weekend!


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Images Via NY Times, Lifestyle Mirror, Quintessence BlogGo Design Go, and NBC NY.

Titillating Titles: Pillow Talk

I once heard a decorator say that she should really be called a “professional schlepper.” Oh how that is ringing true! My car is filled to the brim with props (pink plastic flamingos) and vintage milk glass and carpet samples (just how like it), but it’s really the stack of paperwork and the hours of sitting in LA traffic running errands that’s cramping my style! I have some original content for Hello Lady in store in the coming weeks, but until then, please except these inspirational nuggets. Here’s to pretending that our day looks more like Doris Day’s decorating character, Jan Morrow’s…buried in piles of pillows rather than piles of papers! ImageImageImageImageImage

See the whole title sequence by Wayne Fitzgerald at Art of the Title. Guaranteed to make you happy!

Magical Midcentury Screens

I think I can pinpoint the beginning of my infatuation with carved screens to one of my all time favorite movies, Auntie Mame.

Aren’t they simply “top draaawerrr?!”- Gloria. (The ghastly b***h in the fur.)


Image via T.B.D.

When searching for some screens for a project, I came across  Crestview Doors & Millwork


The Morocco used as media room doors.

The same lady used a dark stain on a pair and hung them as doors to her wetbar! Super cool. (A bit of bad news..price increase as of July 15, 2013 from $213 per panel to $1215. )

No matter! If $1215 a pop isn’t in the budget, Acurio Latticeworks has some great midcentury designs for a fraction of the price. These can be used in so many places! Happy screen scheming!