Entries Tagged as '1970s'

Far Out Furniture

December 5th, 2012 · 13 Comments

Blast from the past furniture at an Apache Junction, Arizona home built in 1979.  Swivel chair!

old vintage 1970s retro furniture chairs Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

What about these chairs?!

old vintage 1970s retro furniture chairs Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

Retro coolness.

old vintage 1970s retro furniture chairs Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

Groovy.

old vintage 1970s retro furniture chairs Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

Check out the stand for the drinking glasses.

old vintage 1970s retro furniture chairs Apache Junction Arizona home house for sale photo

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Tags: Lighting · Other Arizona Cities · 1970s · Not Ugly

South Carolina Time Warp

July 22nd, 2012 · 10 Comments

Nostalgic for a time gone by, we present two homes from Orangeburg, South Carolina that are frozen in time.  Enjoy.

This Orangeburg home was built in 1954.  The living room features wallpaper, green carpet, and green drapes.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture green carpet drapes 1954 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

The wallpaper design carries over in the dining room.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture dining room 1954 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

The family room or den is quite cozy.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture green carpet drapes 1954 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

Matching bedspread and drapes in the master bedroom.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture blue carpet 1954 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

Our second featured Orangeburg home was built in 1973.  Green and blue were popular colors back in the day.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture blue carpet drapes 1973 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

Everything looks brand new!  Kudos to both home owners who’ve loved their homes for decades.

frozen in time old retro vintage furniture blue carpet drapes 1973 Orangeburg South Carolina home house

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Tags: Carpet · Window Coverings · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling · Other US Cities · 1970s · Grandma's House · Bedspread · Not Ugly

Grand Arches From 1970

December 10th, 2010 · 9 Comments

Wood veneer arches plus mirrors from a 1970 Phoenix home.  Tres chic.

wood veneer arches mirror tiles 1970 décor Phoenix Arizona home house real estate photo

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Tags: Phoenix Homes · Wood Paneling · 1970s

1974 Time Warp Cool Spot

November 20th, 2010 · 22 Comments

Have we got a treat for you today.  A groovy basement in New Jersey.  According to the photographer Todd Lappin, this is his neighbor’s basement as it looks today from when it was designed in 1974.

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Todd shared the story behind this cool hang-out spot at one of our favorite blogs, BoingBoing.net.  Click here for the post.

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Groovy!

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Super trippy.  What a cool space!

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Tags: Fireplace · Wallpaper · Other US Cities · 1970s · Basement

Museum of 1975 In Scottsbluff, Nebraska

August 29th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Frozen in time.  Scottsbluff, Nebraska home built in 1975.  Wanna bet these are original owners?  Triple mirror.  Hanging oil lamp (aka rain lamp).  Tulips lights.  Classic.

1975 outdated décor furniture old home house Scottsbluff Nebraska original design

Teddy bear collection to go with the old drapes.

1975 outdated décor window drapes curtains teddy bear collection Scottsbluff Nebraska

Pan a bit more to the right.

1975 outdated décor old home house living room Scottsbluff Nebraska

The basement features orange carpet, one of those hideous frilled shade lamps, wood paneling, and an old dinette set.

1975 outdated décor old home house basement orange carpet Scottsbluff Nebraska

Shifting slightly to the right, we see a million family photos.

1975 outdated décor old home house basement orange carpet Scottsbluff Nebraska

The original bathroom features a Princess slimline phone for those long conversations.

1975 outdated décor old home house original bathroom phone Scottsbluff Nebraska

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Window Coverings · Stuffed Animals · Wood Paneling · Family Photos · Other US Cities · 1970s · Basement

1972 Blast From the Past

July 18th, 2010 · 15 Comments

The description reads, “Peace, Love and Flower Power! This groovy flash-back is a happening pad. Truly a blast from the past.”  [Thanks to one of our readers for finding this St. Charles, Illinois home.]

Groovy bathroom wallpaper.  The house was built in 1972.

1972 1970s metallic shiny bathroom wallpaper St. Charles Illinois home house

Metallic shiny wallpaper with butterflies in another bathroom.

1972 1970s metallic shiny bathroom butterflies wallpaper St. Charles Illinois home house

Green carpet!  Green flower wallpaper!  Matching drapes!!

1972 1970s green carpet flowery wallpaper drapes St. Charles Illinois home house

Shiny daisy wallpaper in the bedroom.

1972 1970s shiny metallic daisy wallpaper bedroom St. Charles Illinois home house

Orange countertops in the kitchen!

1972 1970s orange countertops kitchen St. Charles Illinois home house

More green carpet plus wood paneling.  Our gratitude to the home owner for keeping this home in such immaculate condition.

1972 1970s green carpet wood paneling bedroom St. Charles Illinois home house

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

1978 Conversation Pit Fireplace

May 15th, 2010 · 7 Comments

In the late 1970s, sunken beehive fireplace conversation pits were popular in some new subdivisions.

1970s 1978 sunken beehive fireplace conversation pit Phoenix Arizona home house

Neat idea?  Waste of space?  Safety hazard?

1970s 1978 sunken beehive fireplace conversation pit Phoenix Arizona home house

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Tags: Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · 1970s

Groovy 1971 House

April 14th, 2010 · 9 Comments

One of our readers spotted this house in Port Arthur, Texas.  The décor is unchanged since 1971.  Complete with shiny flower wallpaper and a fancy chandelier.

1970s metallic shiny wallpaper flowers old décor Port Arthur Texas home house

Shine on, baby.

1970s metallic shiny wallpaper flowers old décor Port Arthur Texas home house

Avocado green oven!  Classic.
Kohler offers a look at how kitchen & bathroom colors have changed over the past 80 years, from the 1920s to present. See here, then click on each decade.

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Tags: Kitchen · Wallpaper · Lighting · Other US Cities · 1970s

Time Warp Back To the 1970s

November 7th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Let’s take a step back in time to the 1970s with these four homes.

Phoenix home built in 1973.

1973 bathroom wallpaper blue counter Phoenix home house real estate photo

Phoenix home built in 1970 with freestanding fireplace.

1970 freestanding fireplace Phoenix home house real estate photo

Pretty drapes in a master bedroom of a Glendale, Arizona home.

1970s flowery blue drapes curtains master bedroom Glendale Arizona home house

Late 1970s kitchen in a Phoenix home, complete with harvest gold refrigerator and range hood, striped wallpaper, & butcher block Formica counters.

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Tags: Bathroom · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Phoenix Homes · Wallpaper · Glendale, AZ Homes · 1970s

Retro 1970s Glendale, Arizona Home

June 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Green drapes were all the rage in the 1970s as seen at this 1974 Glendale, Arizona home.

retro 1970s décor living room green drapes Glendale Arizona house home real estate

retro 1970s décor living room Glendale Arizona house home real estate

Family room with slump block fireplace.

retro 1970s décor family room fireplace Glendale Arizona house home real estate

For a comprehensive look at furniture, home design, and home features in the Phoenix area from the 1950s to the 2000s, check out the index of 77 posts.

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Tags: Living Room · Window Coverings · Fireplace · Glendale, AZ Homes · 1970s