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Thinking Outside the Boudoir: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

If you haven’t already noticed, the theme at My Little Boudoir recently is Tiffany & Co. So, what would be more appropriate than to feature Holly Golightly’s apartment in Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the monthly series called Thinking Outside the Boudoir. This is where I share my fascination of homes from the movies. While some may not be practical for everyday life, or represent my overall ideal decor, I would love to spend some time in them, even just for a night. In some it is the decor that I fancy. In others it’s the architecture or floor plan. And in some I think it’s my fondness for the characters.

Ok, for starters, who wouldn’t love to live in Manhattan? Perhaps you wouldn’t fancy it all the time or for raising children, but surely it would be delightful for at least a short while (or longer for gals like me). I would absolutely love to have a stoop, too!

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Now for the inside. Simple, a little mid-century and a lot fabulous! I love the trellis wall panel, the pink and fuschia sofa (I mean bath tub) cushions, and the vintage kitchen. When you’re living the the single city life like Holly, you even drink milk from a wine glass!

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There aren’t many items that scream boudoir like a sleeping mask. Being in an old building in NYC, the tassel ear plugs probably don’t hurt either.

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My dream boudoir will most certainly have a solid old black rotary phone like Holly’s.

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Now, what would a single woman’s apartment be if she didn’t have a bedroom vanity? It should also be complete (like Holly’s) with cosmetics and fragrance galore!

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And if you think that all make-up and perfume application occurs in the boudoir, you’re mistaken. A girl on the go must have a last minute option for touch ups.

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2 comments

  1. Francy

    Ohh, I love your love for Breakfast at Tiffany’s! One of my dreams is to move to Manhattan, and I eventually want an apartment just like Holly’s! Sigh. I just can’t get over that fabulous bathtub sofa.

  2. Houseeife Bliss

    I was going to spend the evening catching up on blogs, but now I just might slip this into the DVD player….such a marvellous film. The images were just fab, and where does one buy ear plug tassels these days?

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