Thought I’d show you what is going on in my new place. First let me say that the carpet is going. YUK!!!!! I have ordered a room size coir rug. Everything here is thrifted, bought on etsy, found in secondhand shops or through retro dealers except the screen which is from an interior design student exhibition from my university days. This is not how the room will look, just an idea. Wait till you see the travertine, chrome and glass coffee table I have coming. I’m going for a Wary-Meyers retro boho look with lime green, navy and a clash of chrome and gilt. I am trying to pull this all together on a strict budget and with mainly thrifted finds because a)I want to show that it can be done, b)I believe in reuse and recycling and c) I’m broke at the moment! Check out my Flickr for more explanations.
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I love this deck form the late 60s. Love the floating stairs, the seating possibilities on the wide ledge, the retro table and chairs, the repeating row of flowerpots. (Image scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement. Vol 16. Greystone Press, New York, 1971.)
What a great day thrifting! Found this fabulous 70’s lamp. It needs rewiring and the shade is definitely in need of total body cosmetic surgery but it will be perfect for my living room make over. That’s the fabulous fabric I mentioned in last week’s WINKS. It’s by metremade and just arrived. I had plans to use it on another two lampshades but it must be fate that I found this lamp. Perhaps I’ll just use it as a trim on a crisp white shade. I definitely love Saturdays!
Fabulous idea to steal from Choosing and Decorating Your First Home. Australian Women’s Weekly. Consolidated Press, Sydney. No date but definitely 80s by the other images in the book. (Image scanned.) Plain roller blinds free hand machine embroidered. I can imagine these as panels as well. See not everything from the 80s was horrendous…. except that hat and big perms and shoulder pads and……