I often wonder how folk com eto the decisions they do when it comes to home decor and general style. I was in a house recently that screams 1970s – it had seriously retro sofa and sideboard. I was almost excited at first, thinking my otherwise staid and genuinely frumpy old buddy had been hiding some amazing style talents. But when I actually had a chance to look round her home, I realised these were simply things to sit on and dump stuff on. There wasn’t really any connection or emotion between the user and the item. If I was lucky enough to have an ercol table and chairs set from the middle of the 1960s, I would be caring for it with appropriate covers and making sure the rest of the decor around it all didn’t jar or detract from these as a central point. I nearly offered my chum the 1960s table cloths and other accessories I inherited from a grandmother, but I could see thees would probably get trashed like the other stuff!