Diva Decor

While thumbing through old magazines in pursuit of MC, sometimes a room just stops me in my tracks.

Such is the music room of Lily Pons. Pale blue taffeta upholstery, deep blue wallpaper embellished with exotic birds and trees, and, the boldest stroke of all, black carpeting.

Could there be a more romantic, glamorous room to showcase the vocal stylings of this prima donna, who was the Metropolitan Opera's top coloratura for over two decades? Click here to hear her signature piece, The Bell Song, from Lackme.

Pons by Steichen for Vanity Fair, 1933

Top photo from Art & Décoration, March 1952