Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe via Houzz

I was excited to wake up Saturday morning with an email from Houzz saying they had used one of my projects in an article featured on the home page.  This room is from The March of Dimes Show House.  See the full article below.

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Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe

by Mitchell Parker

I challenge you to think of someone’s image that has captivated us and influenced and ingrained itself into our home decor more than that of Marilyn Monroe, who would have celebrated her 87th birthday today, June 1, 2013. (Monroe died in 1962 from a prescription pill overdose.) My own wife has amassed a small collection of posters, expensively framed prints, coffee table books and even Marilyn Monroe wine.

But few people know or have celebrated the effect of Monroe’s image and life more than Greg Schreiner, the president and founder of her fan club, which he started 31 years ago. He’s been studying Monroe’s life since he first saw her face splashed on the silver screen in 1960. “As a child, my parents took me to seeSome Like It Hot, ” he says. “I couldn’t get the image out of my brain. I was 8 years old. I was 10 when she died.”

Every June 1 Schreiner celebrates Monroe with a guided tour around her old Los Angeles haunts and a free-to-everyone party at Schreiner’s house, which, of course, is full of Monroe memorabilia. “Every wall is covered, but it’s not garish the way you’d think. People come in and say, ‘It’s so beautiful, ’” he says.

Here are some ideas for working some of Marilyn’s mystique into your own decor.



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See all images from the article HERE

(I just included a few of my favorites)

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