honestly, i will find any distraction not to pack.
i was flipping through an 80s decorating book and it fascinates me how decor trends ebb and flow and re-become popular.
there are so many photos where most decor choices are spot on for today.
from the 1981 better homes and gardens new decorating book:
i’d take everything in the photo below. the painted brick wall, the fireplace, the hans wegner peacock windsor chairs, the coffee table.
the sofa. the pillows. heck, i’d take a red duck.
kilim pillows, the rug, the cacti, that groovy red reading lamp.
blue safari chair.
blue eating area.
ok, that’s a whole lotta blue but i still kinda love it.
another crazy dining area i could live with today.
big artwork and some macrame plant holders and some crazy pillow action.
more macrame. this time on a window.
i could crank one of these babies out in a weekend with my mad macrame skills.
wood walls, danish rya rug and canvas sling chair.
danish kitchen with hans agne jakobsson lamp similar to mine (ish).
an over-the-top too theme-y southwestern room, but i like some of the elements, like the bookshelves and chairs and rustic box coffee table.
oh and hey now, ben shahn poster.
the poster is the ONLY thing i like in this room. i hope the “stuffed red chair plushie hanging from the ceiling” look never makes a comeback.
ok, back to packing.
p.s. the sound of packing tape coming off the roll is annoying.