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Interior: Old Hollywood decor

Interior: Old Hollywood decor Author: Style At Home

Interiors

Interior: Old Hollywood decor

Jessica Waks' place is so saucy one expects Mae West to suddenly sashay across the room. Evoking the glitz of Old Hollywood, this Toronto apartment features a peculiar mix of decor that swirls together in one glorious, uplifting burst: old-world paintings, colourful pop art, vintage furniture, shadow boxes containing Jessica's late grandmother's makeup compacts - even taxidermy butterflies. "Our apartment has the look and feel of a bygone era but with modern touches," says Jessica, who shares her digs with two sphynx kittens and one very accommodating fiance, David Goodman.

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Meet the homeowners Homeowner and decorator Jessica Waks with fiance David Goodman. For design ideas and inspiration, check out Jessica's blog: jessicaclairesworld.blogspot.com.

 

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Colour coded living room Instead of being a dizzying mishmash of styles, the living room works because the colours are repeated.

 

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Eclectic furniture There may not be much colour in the apartment, but this room has a bright personality (and not just because of sphynx kittens Little Edie and Lucille II) with its eclectic mix of furniture.

 

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Reinforcing the palette Floor lamps embellished with grosgrain ribbon flank a slim console that was updated with a coat of paint. The leopard-print cowhide reinforces the black-and-white palette, while the acrylic stool adds visual weight.

 

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Dining room details "If I have something clean, I have something fussy next to it," says Jessica. In the dining room, she tempered Louis-style chairs and a gilded mirror and chandelier with a streamlined Parsons table.

 

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Colourful accents Pink and gold accents extend even to the dishware and macarons.

 

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Retro kitchen Plates on display in the kitchen pop against the neutral wall.

 

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Black-and-white bedroom Jessica's signature use of black and white throughout the bedroom is surprisingly calm and soothing. The amber orange of the toss cushions and the photo of a vintage chandelier adds just the right amount of colour.

 

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Diverse displays A floating shelf creates an instant mini-gallery. Jessica's evolving display includes a framed vintage Chanel No. 5 advertisement, a white model car (signed by The Fonz himself!) and a bust of Napoleon.

 

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Vintage art A tin tea box, mirrored tray and even vintage jewellery count as art.

 

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