Croxted Road - DulwichScandinavian Living Room, London
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Glass flasks Oversized glass flasks were quite the thing back in the 1960s and 1970s. This versatile home accessory could be used as a planter for cacti, a vase or, commonly, a repository for loose change. But, unlike horse brasses and carriage clocks, they still look pretty good today. (See also: glass buoys hung in nets; oversized whisky bottles.)TELL US…Which retro items would you like to see back in our homes? Share your secrets in the Comments below.
Both living rooms have identical fireplaces and mantelpiece mirrors, but they aren’t originals. ‘When we bought the house, the front fireplace resembled a horrendous, Fred Flintstone-type design,’ Beth recalls, while the one in the back room was an unappealing concrete structure. ‘Neither had any sort of design merit,’ she says. ‘We found matching fireplaces and mirrors at Ardingly Antiques Fair.’The vintage canvas safari chairs add another touch of midcentury charm. ‘We found them in a junk shop in Hastings,’ Beth reveals. The lamp is also a vintage find, while the antique demijohn on the TV cabinet adds lovely colour and gleam to the space.Demijohn jug; fireplace and mirror; both Ardingly Antiques Fair.