April 6, 2012

Kitschy Home Inspiration: Ghost World.

The movie Ghost World (2001) stars Thora Birch, Steve Buscemi, and Scarlett Johansson. It is about two girls trying to figure out what to do with their lives and adjust to their new adulthood after graduating from high school. However, it is not necessarily the plot that gets us excited, but rather the kitschy retro settings it takes place in. There is just so much to look at, you don't even know where to start! 

Here, take a look at these screen shots and I think you will know what we mean...

Steve Buscemi's character, Seymour, has shelves and shelves full of the most amazing 40's, 50's, and 60's record collection, which he keeps in his eclectically decorated tangerine colored "record room." Check out those fantastic Hawaiian barkcloth curtains! As soon as Thora Birch's character, Enid, walks into the room she declares that it is her dream room. We totally agree.

The barkcloth curtains continue into his kitchen along with a original mid century cabinets, a vintage refrigerator and cute red vinyl kitchen chairs! The mint walls off-set all of his vintage accessories perfectly! Love it.

He definitely doesn't have a lack of retro art... if anything he almost has a lack of wall space! Enid is totally mesmerized and takes time to look at every old photograph, and I have a feeling that if we were in her shoes we would be doing the same. Also, check out that old gramophone! A-maze-ing. Oh Seymour, we love your quirky style.

As the movie finishes up a final vintage touch is thrown in: this cute round suitcase.

all images were taken as screen shots from the movie.


  1. Awesome post-I really love this film,and the graphic novel is great too!

  2. BEST FILM EVER! <3 http://teaforowls.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. I love this movie. Great screenshots! :)


  4. great post!!! i love how kitchy this film is!! it was on TV the other weekend, so it is fresh in my mind!

  5. I used to watch this film religiously once a month, without fail. I should start that up again. It propelled Thora Birch to 'coolest girl in the world' status in my books. :)

  6. i have seen this move a handful of times on cable (back when i had cable) and never bothered to find out more about it. thanks for reminding me, i need to see it again and look with an inspired eye!

  7. When I first saw this movie, I loved that room! It's totally awesome.

  8. Sweet shots...I can dig that orange room!

  9. Wow it's been a while since I've seen this movie...I'll have to dig it out, I know I have it on VHS! =)

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