I’m following up last week’s post about Marilyn Monroe and Boho with some rooms where Marilyn is the inspiration. I also thought it would be fun to share what’s out there in the way of Marilyn products you could use to inspire your own Boho Marilyn decor.
…In the 1960s artist Andy Warhol silkscreened nonrepresentational colors onto the photos of celebrities, including Marilyn, which instantly found their way into Boho decor. The web is abound with Marilyn images in bright, Op-art neon. Here is as good a place as any to start your search for the one that speaks to you.
…The web offers a bevy of Marilyn poses available in the medium of “ordinary” photography as well, though the subject remains all but. Start your search here. I’m guessing Monroe never imagined being surrounded by all this Louis XVI and chinoiserie. This photo originally appeared in Architectural Digest and is the master bedroom in the home of Brazilian architect Jorge Elias. See more photos of his Sao Paulo home here.
…Could be all the attention is what gave the real Marilyn a headache when some reporter snapped the newspaper photo reproduced in these two Boho rooms. I found the first one on Message Note, amid 29 ideas for Marilyn rooms, and the second one on Top Celebrity Homes. It’s the former London home of Rolling Stone’s Ronnie Woods, which sold a few years back for the equivalent of $20 million. See more photos of this Boho bastion during its “Woodfest” years here.
…The sheet on the upper left becomes the image on the lower right. Purchase here. Though I’m guessing Marilyn would dig the one below more. I agree, it looks terrific with a shoe rack and would kick any closet up a notch or two. Find it here.
…So the answer is yes, you can (a) sit with Marilyn watching your back, or (b) actually sleep with (your image of) her. These photos appeared with 30+ Marilyn-themed bedroom ideas on Home Design.