February 16, 2007

Interior Decorating of the 70's

70s home decor living dining room

with Amazement I'm flipping through the pages of my latest vintage thrift find.
A Dutch edition of "1601 Decorating ideas for modern living". Bare in mind 'modern' is published 1975. It's a yellow fabric covered hard bound book full of beautiful photographs and great ideas from past times.

I have a vintage wicker peacock chair like that! My parents bought it when they were decorating their first apartment.
The photo caption said (translated) "Not too high shelves and cupboards are used more often now, to divide large spaces in two. Here they also serve as support for the couch and the fold out table."

vintage 1970s home decor olivier mourgue

Photo caption translated "In the work of ground breaking designers the furniture, the use of space and the color scheme give us an impression of the future. 'Visiona 3' of Olivier Mourgue consists of living zones on different levels. A sleeping unit, bathroom unit, the lounge area and the kitchen can be placed where you want. The hanging closets (right) and the dividers can be moved along rails attached to the ceiling."
hihi. It gave us a great impression of the future. Who of us Doesn't live like this nowadays? ;)


Anonymous said...

Such a great find! I love how the green couch surrounds the table, it looks so futuristic and cool.

Anonymous said...

I think you should post more photos of your house/living space. :)

Tinsie said...

I stumbled across your blog quite by chance and I love it! It reminds me of so many things from my childhood :-)

Mod and Mint said...

I love that entire green room! Honey, will you move the kitchen area to the couch please? hihi

I will post some photos of my home, but just to be clear, these pictures came from a vintage book.

tinsie, glad my blog brings back good memories, i'm a kid at heart still. ;)

Victoria said...

I'm all for 70s interior decoration. just found your blog via crustation, I'm loving it!

kk said...

I love this blog. I want to know more about this book! I tried to email you but it was screwy and didn't work. Can you email me?