I've been so missing in action since my Design Crisis post, living through what my husband has called an actual design crisis.
His parents both passed away in the past couple of years and he is preparing their house for sale. For anyone to be mildly interested in it, it was imperative to change its colors: mauve and blue and gold!! (but not in a good way, Karly) with wine-colored toilets and pink and slate blue bathroom vanity tops and blue and mauve flowered wallpaper everywhere. Yowsa.
So, we hightailed it down to God's Country, aka Salisbury, Maryland, and after one plumber, one electrician, one landscaping crew, one painting crew, one rather lengthy visit to the appliance store, one cleaning service and several days at the Home Depot, things are looking good. But not quite as good as this beautiful room created by the wildly talented Cecil Beaton, featured in a 195o's House & Garden (the real HG). It's really amazing how modern it looks today.
I also won these 1960s and 1940s House & Gardens on eBay last week, so I'm excited to see if there will be any good photos to post.
For a little Monday funny relative to my title, here is a Chinese rap group whose name cracks me up: Notorious MSG. They perform rap music about girls and Chinese food. Click here for the video Dim Sum Girl.