It's funny to me that Spoon's latest album of understated pop arrives packaged in very overstated décor. The record cover art of Transference, with a boy (a young Britt Daniel?) seemingly trapped in his parents' formal '60s living room, is beyond brilliant. From the excessively animated curtain sheers and draping jacquard valances to the ornate tufted cantaloupe-colored armchair to the oceanic seafoam walls and floors, this style of decorating is just so over the top. Look at the accessories: a gilded glass candy dish, ashtrays galore, a pleated coral lampshade (is that a pineapple lamp base?). Despite the extravagance, I kind of love it — ironically. So I thought I'd try to re-create the look. Of course to get the real thing, you'd have to buy vintage furnishings, but I've done my best. Check it out . . .
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