Feeling hemmed in by a small room? Well, express your simmering frustrations over your tiny, nonfunctional workspaces by making the walls crawl with overwhelming patterns. And by all means, commit at least 25% of your precious counterspace to a wine rack.

Here we see the start of the “country” movement that arose in reaction to modern design; where once the “country” styles took their cues from the maritime states - a weather vane, some nautical crap, a clay pipe - now it’s been stylized into this unspeakable quasi-Pennsylvania Dutch dreck that would infect kitchens for 20 years.