Contemporary Wallpaper

July 29th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Wallpaper never goes out of style.

Sun City, Arizona.  How about those window blinds?

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Birmingham, Alabama.  How about that light?

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Another Birmingham, Alabama home.  You can place the pelican cutting board on top of the dryer before using the stove.

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Mesa, Arizona.  Floral bouquets.

old outdated floral bouquet wallpaper pattern kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale


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Another Phoenix home.  Orange and brown blobs.

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Mesa, Arizona.  It smells like roses and gardenias in the bathroom.

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Charlotte, North Carolina.  Might not be so bad with the right furniture and decorations?

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Tags: Bathroom · Grandma's House · Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 maria // Jul 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I can overlook the wallpaper, as the rooms appear immaculate. In fact, I think that #7 bathroom is more attractive with the wallpaper. I also can’t help notice how spotlessly clean the toilet is (rare) and that the SEAT IS DOWN (even rarer). Where’s Gregg in Phoenix? I know he’ll just love that!

  • 2 Joe // Jul 29, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Whoa! Sure looks like a lot of people were into using wallpaper back in 1971! I suppose they decided it was easier to sell the house at a loss rather than go through the aggravation of stripping off those walls. I do give credit to P# 1, because someone went to great lengths to make sure everything coordinated; I’m sure the appliances were either harvest gold or avocado.

  • 3 kat // Jul 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Photo #1 BEAUTIFUL! If the rest of the house looks like this it’s a treasure!

  • 4 Frankie // Jul 29, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I love photo #1, it takes me back to my childhood and makes me feel all nostalgic!

  • 5 Murphy // Jul 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I could tolerate the wallpaper in #1 if that vintage furniture was included! I’d like to see the rest of that house too.

  • 6 Picky // Jul 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    #1 Is a retro blast. Beautifully kept. All that is missing is the yellow princess wall phone.
    #4 Isn’t too bad.
    #6 Isn’t horrible.
    #7 Looks like it has some hideous skin disease.
    The rest certainly aren’t anything to be enthusiastic about. But like you have mentioned, they are clean and that counts for a lot. Well, except for #7. That carpet is dirty.

  • 7 Melykin // Jul 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    It is such a relief to see a shining clean bathroom that I’ll forgive them the orange and brown blobs on the wallpaper.

    But the red blobs in the last picture are just ghastly.

  • 8 unitron6991 // Jul 29, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    umm…I think that’s a heron, not a pelican…

  • 9 SAM // Jul 29, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I was hoping they will outlaw wallpaper someday…

    Otherwise the photos look like the homes are clean.

  • 10 Val // Jul 30, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Photo #1: I would love for that dinette set to come live with me.

  • 11 Mirth // Jul 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Love the dinette set in #1!

  • 12 anonymous // Aug 1, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Wow!! Compare the first one with any episode of “That 70’s Show” that shows the kitchen. “Exact” match! (actually I think that IS the exact dining room table and chairs :-))

  • 13 Susan // Apr 16, 2012 at 10:42 am

    The wallpapers may be a bit much…but they are all clean!

    However I do like the light in number 2. Nostalgia, we had TWO of them when I was growing up. One flat mounted to the ceiling, one hanging. Not the prettiest things, but they were HOME. (If I recall correctly, there is a glimpse of one in Being John Malcovich.)

  • 14 Greeney // Apr 28, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I actually like the gardenias in the second bathroom. They look later than 70s. It’s a softer, tropical sort of look. Cheerful and clean. I also think the first pic is very cute. A rare delight from the 70s. The blinds are very nice. I wish you could get them today. I would love blinds like that for our sunroom. I think this pic is from the later 70s, which were an improvement over the early 70s, as can be seen from most of these pics. I also like the egg chairs in pic 1. Cuteness overload.

  • 15 Trisha // Apr 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Picture one is almost right. It seems like they were really trying to make sure it looked nice and (arguably) up to date since this sort of style is coming back fused with modern and contemporary decor. There is just too much yellow. It might have worked better if there was some eye-catching piece on the table in a contrasting color.

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