Monday, March 30, 2009

The Notorious MIA.


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.

Now, I have some catching up to do. . .

6 comments:

jenny andrews-anderson said...

that is crazy how modern that room looks!

Raina said...

Girlfriend! I am so envious! I would lose myself in those magazines for days.

hmstrjam said...

woot woot the vintage mags look awesome! Wish we could make it down to Maryland for the hunt cup and spring!

Maria Killam said...

Love that colourful room, so fun! Those magazines are great, you could even frame the covers for powder room art!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Yay! So glad you're back. And I can't wait to see pics from the old magazines.

erin@designcrisis said...

Notorious MSG, ha!

Hope all your renovations went well and that you banished the mauve and blue, not to mention the wine toilets. Good grief.

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