1964 makes a comeback

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.
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This full cluster of plumes that fills the acanthus planter is only $60!  Planter $325.IMG_4013

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.IMG_3995_2Looking 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


 Kitchen drapes from Pierre Frey Paris, linen with an embroidered stripe, resemble tiger grass.

IMG_3994Moving around the room we find new white bases under the fluted columns with a new Greek bust. IMG_4010Sweden meets 60’s. Pairs of columns and gilded objects from Fonda/VadimSlide36Screen shot 2015-09-24 at 3.40.37 PMIMG_4018

Screen shot 2015-10-11 at 2.15.56 AMA new black and white desk is the spot for a golden Dancing Faunus $225.
IMG_3978Through 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.
Screen shot 2015-10-05 at 1.15.47 AMThe stone white cashmere drapes moved into the conservatory.  IMG_4005
There is more on the way – Our Man Flint and the first ever Bond movie, 1962, will provide greenery ideas.  An ottoman from our Fonda movie, being made up in large flowers, could be wonderful in pony or snow leopard.  Next.
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