Displaying posts labeled "Vintage"

Off the shelf retro

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2010 by midcenturyjo

I’m still flipping through the pages of Storage, A House and Garden Book, Melinda Davis, Pantheon Books, New York, 1978. Fab homes and fab ideas. I’d move right in to any of them. OK I lie. I just can’t do primary colours. Never could. So no red chairs and green walls and what I think is the world’s largest stack of Componibili storage units. I will however spend tonight dreaming of the Shaker room. Sigh.

… was a dusty volume long forgotten. A treasure trove of retro storage, a book that could just prove that everything old is new again. As I flicked from page to page I was confused. Hadn’t I seen these rooms in a recent Inside Out or Elle Decoration? I love finding a long lost book especially when it is Storage, A House and Garden Book, Melinda Davis, Pantheon Books, New York, 1978. Dreaming of moving in to any of these rooms.

  

Flickr finds – granny chic

Posted on Sun, 16 May 2010 by KiM

Taking it outdoors … retro

Posted on Thu, 6 May 2010 by midcenturyjo

Retro time! This week we’re taking it outside and way back to the 60s. From potting sheds to pavilions, trees in tables to houses in trees. I used to dream of having a fabulous hideaway just like the A-frame when I was a tike. Still do. Images this week are scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 13 OUT to PAR, Greystone Press, New York, 1971.

Retro Din to Fam

Posted on Tue, 27 Apr 2010 by midcenturyjo

From dining rooms to family rooms. That’s Volume 7 of The Practical Encycylcopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement. Along the way there are dishwashers, dividers, dressing rooms, eclectic style and exercise rooms. So much retro goodness. So many reminders that it is good to move on (or run away screaming). I love the pink dressing room. Curly cane… yum. The shag pile stairs however remind me how much I hate housework. Thank goodness that one has passed… for now. Images scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 7 DIN to FAM, Greystone Press, New York, 1970.