Entries Tagged as 'Design Through the Decades'

1971 Time Capsule

May 1st, 2016 · 5 Comments

Thank you to our reader Cheryl for sending us these groovy photos of a 1971 home in South Lyon, Michigan.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged kitchen original South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

They replaced the avocado green refrigerator.  Bummer.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged kitchen original South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Wallpaper was very popular in the 1970s.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bathroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Just wait ’til these colors come back in fashion.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

More wallpaper.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bathroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

And more wallpaper in the hallway.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original hallway South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Third bathroom.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bathroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

What fun times back then.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

Notice that the curtains were not knotted back then.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

These drapes might be from the 1980s.

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original bedroom South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

What parties might have happened down in the basement?

1970s 1971 vintage décor unchanged original basement South Lyon Michigan home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Bathroom · Kitchen · Bedroom · Window Coverings · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · 1970s · Basement

Palm Springs Time Capsule

February 28th, 2016 · 12 Comments

Today we are celebrating the 1970s in a Palm Springs, California home.  [I marked the category “Not Ugly” because the house is in such pristine condition.]  This is a listing in Palm Springs from one of my college fraternity brothers.  Please enjoy the 1970s flashback.  Groovy!

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Tags: Carpet · Living Room · Bedroom · Dining Room · Wallpaper · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Other US Cities · 1970s · Not Ugly · Wet Bar

Remodeled Bathroom

November 20th, 2015 · 1 Comment

If you install a new bathroom sink and vanity and a bathtub, can you officially describe the bathroom as remodeled?  Even if it’s not finished?  Please note the brilliant location of the bathtub faucet: on the opposite side of the tub.  You will have to lean over the tub to turn on the faucet.  Or you’ll have to step into the tub each time.

semi partially not completely remodeled renovated updated bathroom unfinished fixer-upper Apache Junction Arizona home house

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Tags: Bathroom · Remodeling · Other Arizona Cities · Fixer-Upper · Design Through the Decades

Macramé & Latch Hook Rugs Were Popular In the 1970s

August 8th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Macramé was a popular craft activity in the 1970s.  Many different knots to learn.  Colored beads to add.  I helped my mom make macramé hangings when I was a kid.

macramé plant hanging 1970s on display in 2015 Chandler Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

Latch hook rugs were another popular pastime in the 1970s.  I helped my mom make this same Kachina doll rug in the 1970s.

latch hook rug wall hanging Kachina doll 1970s on display in 2015 Phoenix Arizona home house for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · Chandler, AZ Homes · 1970s · Laundry Room

Harvest Gold & Avocado Green

July 16th, 2015 · 9 Comments

Original harvest gold oven & exhaust hood from a 1972 Strawberry, Arizona home.

original vintage harvest gold oven range exhaust hood kitchen 1972 Strawberry Arizona home house for sale photo

Original harvest gold oven, exhaust hood, and refrigerator from a 1974 Casa Grande, Arizona home.

original vintage harvest gold oven range exhaust hood kitchen refrigerator 1972 Casa Grande Arizona home house for sale photo

Original avocado green oven and refrigerator from a 1970 Apache Junction, Arizona home.

original vintage avocado green oven range kitchen refrigerator 1970 Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

Vintage avocado green oven/range combo unit from a Huntsville, Texas home.  The house was built in 1987, so they must have brought over the used oven.

original vintage avocado green oven range combo kitchen Huntsville Texas home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · 1970s

Four Vintage Ovens

May 21st, 2015 · 7 Comments

Original oven from 1960 when the house was built.  Two doors!

vintage original mid-century pink oven from 1960 kitchen Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

Vintage 1961 General Electric oven.

vintage original mid-century pink oven from 1961 kitchen Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

Original 1961 oven and cooktop.  Check out the wide coils on the burners.

vintage original mid-century oven from 1961 kitchen wide coils burner Sun City Arizona home house for sale photo

1973 oven.  Looks like harvest gold, but didn’t that start in the late 1970s?

vintage original mid-century oven from 1973 kitchen harvest gold Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Mesa, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · 1960s

1980s Hollywood Lights

April 18th, 2015 · 3 Comments

This 1984 Mesa, Arizona bathroom looks like an actress’ dressing room on a movie set.

vintage original 1984 bathroom Hollywood style make-up round bulbs lighting Mesa Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Bathroom · Mesa, AZ Homes · Lighting · 1980s

Seven Vintage Ovens From 1959 To 1978

October 7th, 2014 · 9 Comments

Original oven from a 1959 home.

original vintage old oven 1959 Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Original oven from a 1960 Sun City, Arizona home.

original vintage old oven 1960 Sun City Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Original oven from a 1964 home.  Pink!

original vintage old oven 1964 Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Original oven from a 1969 home.  Green!

original vintage old oven 1969 Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Original double oven from a 1970 Sun City, Arizona home.

original vintage old oven 1970 Sun City Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Original double oven and refrigerator from a 1970s home.  I snapped this photo while on a home tour.

original vintage old double oven 1970s Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

Original oven/range and dishwasher from a 1978 home.  Harvest gold!

original vintage old range oven 1978 harvest gold Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · 1960s · 1970s

The 44-Year-Old Virgin Carpet

August 7th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Built in 1970.  Original carpet!  And wood paneling.

1970 44-year-old original vintage carpet orange red wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The carpet is 44 years old!  So is the dirt and bacteria.

1970 44-year-old original vintage carpet orange red wood paneling Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

The colors of the 1970s.

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The bedroom carpet is looking a little worse for wear.

1970 44-year-old original vintage soiled worn carpet blue bedroom Phoenix Arizona homes houses for sale real estate photo

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Tags: Carpet · Family Room · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Wood Paneling · 1970s

Cork & Mirrors

May 13th, 2014 · 1 Comment

From a house built in 1970.  Yes, there was a time when mirrors and cork tiles in a checkerboard pattern were trendy.  These guys dared to be different.

vintage old outdated ugly mirrors cork tiles checkerboard pattern on wall 1970 décor Phoenix Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Ugly Décor · 1970s