Displaying posts labeled "Vintage"

Living in the 70s

Posted on Thu, 23 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Lisa, a loyal lurker from Canberra, Australia sent me the link to this 70’s time capsule. What do you think? Is this the home of a little old groover hanging on to the past or is it the lair of a hard core retro buff? Either way it is an amazing trip back in time. Love it all!!!!!

Retrolicious

Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Ready for your weekly dose of retrolicious rooms? These fabulous images are scanned from my favourite source The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 13, Greystone Press, New York, 1971.

Some retro love

Posted on Mon, 13 Aug 2007 by KiM

I LOVE all things retro. Like the following photo. This is the restaurant in the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles designed by Derek Sanders. The Panton flowerpot pendants, the Pierre Paulin tulip chairs, the bold yellow…yep, it’s retro and it’s fabulous.

Fabulous idea to steal from Choosing and Decorating Your First Home. Australian Women’s Weekly. Consolidated Press, Sydney. No date but definitely 80s by the other images in the book. (Image scanned.) Plain roller blinds free hand machine embroidered. I can imagine these as panels as well. See not everything from the 80s was horrendous…. except that hat and big perms and shoulder pads and……

Retro revisited

Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Finally my boxes are unpacked from the move and my retro collection of decorating books has a new home. I’ll make up for not revealing more retro inspiration last week by doubling up this week. Let the inspiration/aberration begin!


All images scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement. Vol 16. Greystone Press, New York, 1971.