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Dorothy's Home Style

Exquisitely Restored

Dorothy Dandridge’s 

Home



(Dorothy's beautiful, green-walled $65,000 (worth millions now) Hollywood Hills home was mortgaged to four creditors for a total of $57,000)

Dorothy's neighbours included couples Sammy Davis, Jr. and May Britt, Herb Jeffries and Tempestt Storm. Here she is arriving home from a shopping trip.

Dorothy lived in a Spanish provincial house. When Dorothy owned this home the exterior's paint was in grey.  



Dorothy owned this home from 1956-1963.  The Mediterranean style house was built in 1926.  It has four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.  It has 3,000 square feet with a city-to-ocean view in every room.  
















1588 VIEWSITE DR, LOS ANGELES 90069
Restored 1920′s Mediterranean Originally owned by film legend Dorothy Dandridge has been Exquisitely Restored! Designer/Owner spared no expense in this Lavish Remodeling. Extraordinary Views from every room. Formal Entry to lavish Living Room with Fireplace, Exquisite Formal Dining Room, Modern Granite Kitchen and two powder rooms on Main Floor. Downstairs Guest Room with Outside Entrance. Huge Master suite with Sensuous Master Baths (2) and sitting room. Great Outdoor Space & Jetliner Views!

Champs-Elysees
Art Print
by Bo Brannhage
item #: 10280139A
36" x 24"
(without border: 34" x 20.5")
Price:
$19.99

art.com

Dorothy beautifully dressed her home herself.  Next to her career, interior decorating rates as her principal interests.


Sunken living room with picture windows overlooking Hollywood Hills . With mongrel, Cissy.


In the book Portrait in Black by Earl Mills, Dorothy had a duplex apartment on Sunset Strip.  The color scheme of the living room was pink, white and gray. An antique gold sunburst clock stood on the mantel over the fireplace. Grand piano was near a window through which you could see the lighted forest of Los Angeles as it looks in the evening from the Strip. On the walls were a couple of original pictures - a delicate scene of Champs Elysee by John Morris (similar to the photo at the top) and a concept of Cuernavaca by Johannes Schafer.















Similar concept of Cuernavaca by Johannes Schafer.

In vases here and there were gladiolus and chrysanthemums. Dorothy always had an eye for great detail. Great decorator.

The walnut-paneled downstairs den where she read scripts or played records,
Walnut-paneled downstairs den.  
(this couch looks so comfortable!)

the shelves were loaded with good books and an ornamental candelabra. Knickknacks were put on special shelves.

A Hollywood Hills Home Dorothy owned from 1956 - 1963. It is a four-bedroom 4 1/2 - bath home (built in 1926). Mediterranean-style home, Cerulean Blue exterior, which is about 3,000 square feet in a city-to-ocean view from every room. Her showplace house overlooking Los Angeles cost her sixty-five thousand dollars (now worth over 1.5 million dollars). The custom furniture inside and the added improvements to the house cost in excess of ten thousand. Long living room in beige carpeting that was deep enough to twist an ankle in, the beige walls, the cream-colored frames on the pictures, the long brown sofa, the low round marble-topped table on brown oak legs, the decanters of brandy and wine on the table, the translucent ash trays, the ornamental lamps, the vase choking with flowers she grew in the side yard, the four tan and white square cushions piled in the center of the room, where she sat mostly on the top cushion and the roofed patio.
(Right click on all photographs to enlarge by clicking on Open Link in New Tab)


w/husband Jack.  This is his den.  Dorothy was a homebody and she loved preparing dinner every evening herself.

In breakfast nook with her secretary Veada Cleveland.  



Love the pink negligee!   
(Pink Nylon Batwing Robe)

In her bedroom.  

Here she is with Cissy, her mongrel pup which she rescued from a dog pound.  She also owned an Eskimo Husky, Duke, who served as a watch dog.




Sexy Gold Lame Dress (Phil Moore called it 'Snake Dress')

Also, the gold satin coverlet.  It has a large diamond pattern.



The closest I can find to this gold satin comforter are in the below photos. 

  I would choose these instead:


Glamorous bed wears a luxe bronze comforter quilted with  rhinestone buttons over a shirred chocolate silk velvet skirt.  Pillows of platinum satin, bronze dupioni and  monogrammed silk panne velvet.

"Hutton Wilkinson Satin Pearl 3-piece Coverlet and Shams Set Glam up your boudoir with a stunning, hand-tufted ensemble. Irresistibly soft satin endowed with delightful button accents is remarkable in its simplicity. All you need is a luxurious set of Hutton Wilkinson sheets and your impeccably dressed bed is complete. What You Get Coverlet 2 shams Hutton Wilkinson Satin Pearl Coverlet Set Features Has the look and feel of luxurious silk Embellished with covered ""buttons"" attached and tufted by hand Extra-large coverlet dimensions – ideal for beds with deep mattresses Envelope openings and wide flange on shams Specs Color Choices: Gold, Pearl or Garnet (red) Size Choices: Full, Queen or King Country of Origin: China Content & Care Fabric Content: 100% polyester satin (cover); 120gm 100% polyester (fill) Fabric Care: Dry clean" HSN


MADISON QUILT + SHAMS
$34.00 – $159.00 SALE $24.99 – $119.99 WEST ELM





LUX

by CROSCILL BEDDING

The Lux bedding collection by Croscill truly lives up to its name with ribbon trim, bordering intricate embroidery in a quilted diamond pattern in pleasant shades of gold, topaz, rose quartz and vintage pearl. The elegance of this bedding addition is sure to enhance any setting. Add Lux to your existing bedding or pair with any of Croscill’s White Label Collection. Include Lux shams and decorative pillows in addition to your coverlet for an elegant clean look.


http://www.home-decorating-co.com/croscill_lux_bedding.html



Living Room Furniture, I believe matches Dorothy's taste

COUCHES



Contemporary Tan Microfiber Sofa Bed w/Pull Down Table


Tan futon with hidden center console.

Love this one myself a lot!!!

PILLOWS



Urban Outfitters Corduroy Floor Pillows, $29

TABLES


Marble Coffee Table Top


low round marble-topped table

Antique Gold Sunburst Clock


BEDROOM



Dorothy's favorite flowers

Gladiolus


Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum


Dorothy enjoyed cooking!  This photo was used in a 'Rice-A-Roni' advertisement.



Dorothy's  apartment - 8495 Fountain Avenue, West Hollywood


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Dorothy Dandridge, Angel Face

Portrait in Black

Dorothy's Home Style

Exquisitely Restored

Dorothy Dandridge’s 

Home



(Dorothy's beautiful, green-walled $65,000 (worth millions now) Hollywood Hills home was mortgaged to four creditors for a total of $57,000)

Dorothy's neighbours included couples Sammy Davis, Jr. and May Britt, Herb Jeffries and Tempestt Storm. Here she is arriving home from a shopping trip.

Dorothy lived in a Spanish provincial house. When Dorothy owned this home the exterior's paint was in grey.  



Dorothy owned this home from 1956-1963.  The Mediterranean style house was built in 1926.  It has four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.  It has 3,000 square feet with a city-to-ocean view in every room.  
















1588 VIEWSITE DR, LOS ANGELES 90069
Restored 1920′s Mediterranean Originally owned by film legend Dorothy Dandridge has been Exquisitely Restored! Designer/Owner spared no expense in this Lavish Remodeling. Extraordinary Views from every room. Formal Entry to lavish Living Room with Fireplace, Exquisite Formal Dining Room, Modern Granite Kitchen and two powder rooms on Main Floor. Downstairs Guest Room with Outside Entrance. Huge Master suite with Sensuous Master Baths (2) and sitting room. Great Outdoor Space & Jetliner Views!

Champs-Elysees
Art Print
by Bo Brannhage
item #: 10280139A
36" x 24"
(without border: 34" x 20.5")
Price:
$19.99

art.com

Dorothy beautifully dressed her home herself.  Next to her career, interior decorating rates as her principal interests.


Sunken living room with picture windows overlooking Hollywood Hills . With mongrel, Cissy.


In the book Portrait in Black by Earl Mills, Dorothy had a duplex apartment on Sunset Strip.  The color scheme of the living room was pink, white and gray. An antique gold sunburst clock stood on the mantel over the fireplace. Grand piano was near a window through which you could see the lighted forest of Los Angeles as it looks in the evening from the Strip. On the walls were a couple of original pictures - a delicate scene of Champs Elysee by John Morris (similar to the photo at the top) and a concept of Cuernavaca by Johannes Schafer.















Similar concept of Cuernavaca by Johannes Schafer.

In vases here and there were gladiolus and chrysanthemums. Dorothy always had an eye for great detail. Great decorator.

The walnut-paneled downstairs den where she read scripts or played records,
Walnut-paneled downstairs den.  
(this couch looks so comfortable!)

the shelves were loaded with good books and an ornamental candelabra. Knickknacks were put on special shelves.

A Hollywood Hills Home Dorothy owned from 1956 - 1963. It is a four-bedroom 4 1/2 - bath home (built in 1926). Mediterranean-style home, Cerulean Blue exterior, which is about 3,000 square feet in a city-to-ocean view from every room. Her showplace house overlooking Los Angeles cost her sixty-five thousand dollars (now worth over 1.5 million dollars). The custom furniture inside and the added improvements to the house cost in excess of ten thousand. Long living room in beige carpeting that was deep enough to twist an ankle in, the beige walls, the cream-colored frames on the pictures, the long brown sofa, the low round marble-topped table on brown oak legs, the decanters of brandy and wine on the table, the translucent ash trays, the ornamental lamps, the vase choking with flowers she grew in the side yard, the four tan and white square cushions piled in the center of the room, where she sat mostly on the top cushion and the roofed patio.
(Right click on all photographs to enlarge by clicking on Open Link in New Tab)


w/husband Jack.  This is his den.  Dorothy was a homebody and she loved preparing dinner every evening herself.

In breakfast nook with her secretary Veada Cleveland.  



Love the pink negligee!   
(Pink Nylon Batwing Robe)

In her bedroom.  

Here she is with Cissy, her mongrel pup which she rescued from a dog pound.  She also owned an Eskimo Husky, Duke, who served as a watch dog.




Sexy Gold Lame Dress (Phil Moore called it 'Snake Dress')

Also, the gold satin coverlet.  It has a large diamond pattern.



The closest I can find to this gold satin comforter are in the below photos. 

  I would choose these instead:


Glamorous bed wears a luxe bronze comforter quilted with  rhinestone buttons over a shirred chocolate silk velvet skirt.  Pillows of platinum satin, bronze dupioni and  monogrammed silk panne velvet.

"Hutton Wilkinson Satin Pearl 3-piece Coverlet and Shams Set Glam up your boudoir with a stunning, hand-tufted ensemble. Irresistibly soft satin endowed with delightful button accents is remarkable in its simplicity. All you need is a luxurious set of Hutton Wilkinson sheets and your impeccably dressed bed is complete. What You Get Coverlet 2 shams Hutton Wilkinson Satin Pearl Coverlet Set Features Has the look and feel of luxurious silk Embellished with covered ""buttons"" attached and tufted by hand Extra-large coverlet dimensions – ideal for beds with deep mattresses Envelope openings and wide flange on shams Specs Color Choices: Gold, Pearl or Garnet (red) Size Choices: Full, Queen or King Country of Origin: China Content & Care Fabric Content: 100% polyester satin (cover); 120gm 100% polyester (fill) Fabric Care: Dry clean" HSN


MADISON QUILT + SHAMS
$34.00 – $159.00 SALE $24.99 – $119.99 WEST ELM





LUX

by CROSCILL BEDDING

The Lux bedding collection by Croscill truly lives up to its name with ribbon trim, bordering intricate embroidery in a quilted diamond pattern in pleasant shades of gold, topaz, rose quartz and vintage pearl. The elegance of this bedding addition is sure to enhance any setting. Add Lux to your existing bedding or pair with any of Croscill’s White Label Collection. Include Lux shams and decorative pillows in addition to your coverlet for an elegant clean look.


http://www.home-decorating-co.com/croscill_lux_bedding.html



Living Room Furniture, I believe matches Dorothy's taste

COUCHES



Contemporary Tan Microfiber Sofa Bed w/Pull Down Table


Tan futon with hidden center console.

Love this one myself a lot!!!

PILLOWS



Urban Outfitters Corduroy Floor Pillows, $29

TABLES


Marble Coffee Table Top


low round marble-topped table

Antique Gold Sunburst Clock


BEDROOM



Dorothy's favorite flowers

Gladiolus


Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum


Dorothy enjoyed cooking!  This photo was used in a 'Rice-A-Roni' advertisement.



Dorothy's  apartment - 8495 Fountain Avenue, West Hollywood


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