Retro kitchens

Posted on Mon, 8 Oct 2007 by midcenturyjo

There are some things conceived in the 60s that hold their age quite well (ahem, ahem…. I’m a case in point) but there are others that are in serious need of cosmetic surgery or is that a complete gut reno? Here are some interesting to say the least kitchens from the era. OK, OK I could live with one maybe two of these.

Images scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement Vol 10, Greystone Press, New York, 1971.

kim. says:

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. But really, there are some fab chairs in some of these photos. And I think it’s cute how, in the second-last photo, they used the same wallpaper on the backsplash and the cabinets. The wallpaper is terrible though…looks like splotches of blood.

Anonymous says:

What a ghastly collection of kitchens!

Michelle says:

The kitchens: The all green kitchen,yellow flowery kitchen, wooden like kitchen, 70’z-80’z and all red kitchen is all ugly and not in style. I really like the modern kitchen it’s of what the US knows and is use to seeing now a days.

amazing how style comes back around… i swear i’ve seen similar designs in popular magazines lately… and yeah, the chairs in almost all of them are fantastic.


yum, yum, gorgeous retro pics as always. That bottom left pic is so very me. 🙂

Brooke says:

that green kitchen is crazy, but i kinda like it. of course, i know i’d get sick of it after about 2 days.

What were they thinkin back then? My eye hurts lookin at these kitchens!

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