Reflective ceilings don’t have the same appeal they used to have. Posters that consist entirely of silhouettes, devoid of any other detail, don’t have the same appeal they used to have. Black furniture is still popular, but it does show cigarette ashes.

Foam sofa pillows. Foam sofa. Plastic chairs. Synthetic fiber carpet that gave you a bitch of a rug burn. A black ceiling, fer chrissakes. There’s not a single square inch of this room that’s comfortable. And they knew it when they put the picture in the book.