A shimmering aluminum screen accented this vibrantly colored dining room

A vibrantly colored dining room from the sixties
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This diamond-shaped dining room was adorned in a riot of colors, with the golden yellow cloth on the sofas somehow making the reds seem richer, the purples more vibrant.

Fundamentally, the room was almost a square, but the dining area proper was arranged into a diamond shape formed by the placement of the anemone purple and red rug, the furniture on the carpet, and the unusual hanging “waterfall” screen made of linked aluminum strips (much like the paper chains children weave in kindergarten).

The gaggling of geometry in this retro 60s home made two rooms of one, with the other section given to an “aisle” and a wall of pre-Columbian artifacts.

Velvet covered one wall, Chinese wallpaper another, and walnut wood paneling two more. The ceiling showed an ever-shifting pattern as light shone up through the room divider and projected its shadow.

Instead of traditional chairs, guests could be seated on twin French Récamier chaise lounges, and dine at a come-apart glass-and-chrome table — which, with its two bases on their sides, could be lowered to cocktail height.

On the chest at the back of the room was an ancient Peruvian headdress, almost 2000 years old, preserved in a display case.

Nearby, a light sculpture provided illumination with a bouquet of plain incandescent bulbs.

A vibrantly colored dining room from the sixties
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