1964 makes a comeback
We used to call them pampas plumes and they were ‘hip’ decor. I have been hunting for these tall grasses and found them on the second expedition to the wholesalers. While any item from the bold Mepris set below would work today with the possible exception of the overgrown Italian putti holding up a lampshade, let’s focus on the pampas grass far right.
This full cluster of plumes that fills the acanthus planter is only $60! Planter $325.
Stained grasses feel ‘on theme’ and this collection of black and taupe wide blades with wheat and tiger grass fill the versatile old black urn for $45. Urn $100.Looking for accessories in a 60’s mood I found this pure white faces urn. Great as a simple sculpture on table or pedestal, its large shallow bowl could hold fruit, ivy or coloured ornaments. $225
Through the round mirror you catch a glimpse of gold flourishes, the spice of a 60’s room, where scrolls fill the angle of the full mirror opposite. Reference photo Le Mepris with Brigitte Bardot below.