Home decorating in the 1970's was all about using color. And if you went for it, you went for it. Crazy Amazing, or Wonderful Amazing. You be the judge.
Brush-On Paint Design in Yellow.
Forget about decorating with wallpaper, pictures and mirrors. Open your eyes - and your mind - to painted wall designs, as designer Lawrence Peabody did here. Notice how the free-form supergraphic on wall flows right onto the conversational seating arrangement. (originally posted this photo over on my previous blog ismoyo.com)
Living in Purple and Red.
The couch and wall covering have been done in the same color scheme of purples and reds. The patterns of circles and stripes make that the sofa does not visually disappears into its background.
Suspension space savers in Orange and Pink.
Wooden shelves held together by chains surround the vanity table. Shelves are painted orange to match the wall covering and carpet.
Wicker dinner in Pink.
Have a seat. If you can find the chair that is. Wicker table and peacock chairs painted in hot pink to match the rest of the interior.
Color it Green.
Floor to ceiling posts and overhead beams, painted parrot green, bring architectural interest to the room. Roll-up shades on windows and in front of shelving, continue the strong vertical impact. Green metal dining set by Meadowcraft on shaggy rug.
All images found in vintage home decorating books and magazines from the 1970's from my personal collection.
Want your own vintage magazines? I can't keep them all to myself, so i have some listed for sale in the Mod and Mint shop on Etsy.