Retro yellow

Posted on Fri, 23 Mar 2007 by midcenturyjo

I bought a great book today from my friend’s retro store. I’m a sucker for 60s and 70s interior books. “How to Make your Windows Beautiful” A Kirsch Publication Vol IV 1972. Seeing that yellow has been a favourite around here I thought I’d share a few images from this treasure.

All images from “How to Make your Windows Beautiful”
If you really really need a copy there is one here.

kim. says:

Only in the 60’s and 70’s could you get away with something like this. These are a riot! (and making me somewhat nauseous)

Erin T says:

This is so funny. I was recently trying to decide whether or not to order a chair/ottoman set in a pale cream color. I nervously asked my husband “But what if I spill mustard on it?” He laughed because I rarely even eat mustard, why would I be eating some giant sandwich with a looming blob of mustard on this chair.
All of these rooms look very mustard safe!

JHAYNE says:

i’m loving the bright yellow. . .but i sure hope that kelly green carpet doesn’t make a comeback!

neece says:

I love this color right nowl. Inf fact, just DYED the linen drapes in my dining room saffron! Truth be told, it frightened me a little at first but now I adore it…the rest of the room is very neutral so it works! Kindof like an Indian marigold garland…

frances says:

i have been on a huge vintage design book kick. i need to be cut off from alibris!

Neece love to see a photo of those saffron curtains! I feel your pain frances 🙂

Now there’s a cool idea – match your couch to your wallpaper! I feel like I’m in the middle of an egg yolk.

maditi says:

ohh, love the retro yellow style!!
fabulous book!!

ZZ says:

God I had a yellow and green room as akid. Hated it. Covered it in posters. Now I’m kinda drawn to it. Weird.

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