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WELCOME to Nest by Tamara blog
Hi- It's Tamara. I'm happy you've stopped by, and since 2010 I've been sharing my passion for interior design, history, art, entertaining, travel & fashion. I am an interior designer, textile designer and writer living and working in New York City and East Hampton, Long Island. My musings have taken me to international design, art, antique and epicurean events and I have lots to share. I'm grateful to have been listed as the #1 top design blog, blogs to watch, top design blogs and named and awarded Rising Star of Design by the IFDA NY industry organization. Please feel free to reach out to our team for an interior design consultation at NestbyTamara.com -Tamara

Hollywood glamour, black & white movies and a chance to win a beautiful chair with House Beautiful Magazine in LA this March

sponsored by 
House Beautiful 
you can win this chair
the Palecek Hollywood Oval Back Side Chair
is a classic style plantation hardwood frame
finished in a glossy white,
and upholstered in vinyl flocked zebra
with a double welt in black leather.

To celebrate their March 2013 “Color Combinations” issue,
House Beautiful’s editor in chief Newell Turner 
is heading to Hollywood on March 6
to launch its tribute 
to the most classic color combination of all, and
the glory days of Hollywood.

This is the fourth annual Chair Scavenger Hunt 
hosted by House Beautiful magazine
Hollywood’s “Beautiful Black and White.” 
The magazine’s team will secretly place 20 black and white chairs in iconic locations 
around the streets of Los Angeles, 
which will be dotted with two-toned beauties donated by top brands in the industry.  

This chair reminds me of the classic
Hollywood black and white film,
Some Like It Hot

Who can forget Marilyn Monroe in this movie
with her sultry swagger.
check out the 
Movie Clip 
Some Like It Hot 
Monroe's most financially successful movie.
Shot in black and white in 1958 and nominated for 6 Academy Awards,
the re-make of an earlier French movie also featured Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and directed by Billy Wilder.
my Iconic Pinterest board
But, all eyes were on Marilyn in this movie
I can picture Marilyn seated at this stunning chair,
maybe talking on the phone, 
 applying red lipstick.

The seduction of the black and white animal print,  and

the shape and classic detailing of this chair
makes it work splendidly with my own aesthetic.
It would look smashing at my dressing table.

to learn more about this exciting event,
head over to twitter and follow 
@housebeautiful tweets
for hints and details on 
how to win a chair and follow the hunt.
more  details:
Follow @HouseBeautiful on Twitter for clues about where to find this chair in LA between March 6th - 7th,  and follow me @nestnestnest.  Stay  tuned,  March 5th I will  tweet clues on hashtag #hbchairs.   There  is  more  coming  too --  a  House Beautiful Pinterest Contest!

Happy Nesting XO