Those of you who have been reading my blog for very long probably know I’m a sucker for old decorating books like this Better Homes & Gardens guide from 1956. When I see them on eBay or in used bookstores, they are hard to resist. I love the retro stuff. It’s fun to peek into the past and see how people lived. This week as I was looking through the BHG book again, I noticed this yellow dining room:
What struck me is that the light fixture and table are both things that could be found at IKEA today (or similar versions, anyway). Here’s a white table with a lacquer finish:
And a pendant light from IKEA with a similar vibe:
Even the yellow in the room is very close to Pantone’s Color of the Year, Mimosa:
Apparently it’s true when they say everything comes back in style again if you wait long enough–though I don’t think there’s any hope of resurrecting that flower arrangement, no matter how many decades go by. (To see other Retro Rooms I’ve featured from old decorating books, click here.)
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