Desperate styling of a dining bar

tulips and gustavo fring

I was living with my husband in a temporary accommodation during the months of my renovation. It was a dark, small, dusty studio apartment in a complex of 24, directly on a busy intersection.

What we used as a dining table was a wall shelf, 30cm deep. That was the “table” of the apartment (I should really say of the room). Eating was hilarious: we were sitting on high chairs, side by side, with just enough room in front of us for a plate each, and when bending slightly forward to eat, we almost hit the wall. Staring at the wall was inevitable, as looking at each other was too uncomfortable. Not to mention catching a glimpse of the tv, which required turning our heads by 180 degrees.

That’s why I thought I had to come up with something to save

as ironic as the whole dining situation we had to face every evening.

I decided to hang a print of Gustavo Fring, the amazing double-faced character from the HBO series Breaking Bad, and placed a huge vase of red tulips in front of it. It reminds me of the offerings of flowers in front of sacred images in a church – but between a saint and Gustavo Fring, the distance could not be bigger!

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