Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Their First Apartment

This is mum and dad's first apartment. Mum tells me it was very chic at the time. I like how she has roses in a crystal vase in the kitchen and they reappear again on the contact-paper-covered- TV. Either she was ahead of her time (or we're behind) - When I look closely I notice trends that have come and gone and come again since...there is a bird cage in the dining room with a table setting I'd kill for now. More flowers and plants in the living room with mirror tiles on a green feature wall and a Kartell storage cabinet (just out of view). The bedroom comes into its own and I love the sheer curtains in the spare room where her little sisters would stay.
I wonder what my kids will think of my apartment in decades to come.

11 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

It looks rather retro-chic, like it would have been very modern at the time...

Indigo said...

I love the retro look and the pear print!

size too small said...

amazing that she still has these pictures.

FEDERICA said...

LOve these retro pics!

Lillian Chang said...

I love this!! It really reminds you of what your parents must've been like when they were our age and just starting :) What lovely photos - they provide such great mementos!!

Edie said...

How absolutely awesome. Your parents must have great style. Love, love this. Thanks for sharing this.

Edie said...

How absolutely awesome. Your parents must have great style. Love, love this. Thanks for sharing this.

SUNDAY COLLECTOR said...

Wow! I want to live in that apartment. Love the style!

Beach House Living said...

Amazing how things revolve back around isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Oh how special that your mum still has these... this place would have been so cool xx

Chez Zizi said...

I love it! So retro. I also love the Pear print.
Zizette