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This is almost entirely out of my usual focus of interest, but I thought it was fun, in a light, unserious way.  It's a glimpse of Marlo Thomas's New York apartment.


She wanted to reproduce a "California look",  way above Central Park in Manhattan!   I think it shows that you can do that, and it seems entirely consistent with her.  It's kind of a lighthearted, but extravagant Beverly Hills style, sort of reminiscent ( to me) of renowned hostess Betsy Bloomingdale, but a penthouse apartment version--  


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What a sweet doggie.



First of all, what a view!

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And there's a view, plus light, no matter where you look--

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For "Open House",  she showed a typical spread she'd do when she entertains, using her collection that she did for Williams Sonoma-- 

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She used the ice bucket she designed, as an impromptu vase--


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She designed these handsome tortoise-looking glasses, and virtually everything on the table--


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One of her treasured Daum lamps, which she said she is terrified of breaking.  Distinctive Art Deco pattern...

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A lacquered ceiling in a room full of windows, bounces the light around delightfully--


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She was looking at various chintzes, for her pillows, and decided she loved them all.  She feels it looks like a garden now--

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She has wonderful greenery, including palms and orchids, all around--

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And blue-and-white is a passion of hers.  I always think it looks at home in almost any style, or environment...


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Even the pretty mugs she designed carry on the blue and white--

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As does her insulated coffee server shown below-- although too pricey for me, I love it.   This end of the apartment she considers her library, with its handsome woodwork and lovely sulptural antique Windsors.  It's a cozy little oasis.

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I got a kick out of this, to me, it just seems like "her",  and by that criterion, it's a success.

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Her apartment is gorgeous.  I wish she would act more.  It would be nice to see her in a movie.

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@Oznell ,

I was thinking the same thing-that it all seems so like her.

And that is a nice thing to see. It's great to see her. I've always felt she must be as nice as her That Girl she played and her fundraising


I like her blue mug so much and its great that she couldn't decide on her pillows and got a garden from it!

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew. Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains? can you paint with all the colors of the wind?"
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She is an amazing Octagenarian still fullfilling her father's dreams and hopes. Her hubby isnt bad either !!!

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The view IS spectacular, although the height is dizzying to me.


The apartment is lovely although not all is to my taste. I would never have thought I'd like a lacquered ceiling but you are so right, it does move the light around perfectly.


I love that she carries on Danny's work with St. Jude. What a wonderful charity.

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I would love the lamp. It must be worth a fortune.

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I had no idea she was a designer like that. She has done a great job. Looks effortless.

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@lgfan wrote:

Her apartment is gorgeous.  I wish she would act more.  It would be nice to see her in a movie.

She doesn't even look like Marlo Thomas. Too much PS.

Like the dog.

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I don't like it. Too much stuff even if it is pricey. I really don't like her. I love St Jude and What Danny Thomas accomplished in his lifetime.

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@Oznell - I love her apartment in NYC, and I adore her pillows paired with those flowers and blue and white vases! I particularly love her doggie, and wish mine were still alive. My dog looked quite a bit like hers.