Entries Tagged as '1970s'

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.

avocado green oven yellow cabinets 1970s kitchen old décor Port Arthur Texas home house

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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.

late 1970s kitchen harvest gold refrigerator range hood Phoenix home house real estate photo

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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

1971 Classic

April 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Phoenix home built in 1971 with original kitchen and appliances.  Avocado green!!

avocado green appliances stove oven refrigerator 1970s kitchen Phoenix home house

Green carpet!

original green carpet 1970s Phoenix home house real estate

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Tags: Carpet · Kitchen · Phoenix Homes · 1970s

1970s European Home Décor & Interior Design

January 18th, 2009 · 6 Comments

You’re sure to get a kick out of these advertisements from 1974 for home décor & interior design in Europe.

Lots of dark wood used in the shelving.  Velour fabric sofa.

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Patterned drapes.  Minimalist furniture design.  There’s no side table for the telephone.  Look how low the coffee table is!

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European kitchen from 1974.  Kitchen island with two burners and a small grill.

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Nothing like having a kitchen next to the horse stables.

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Modular office design from 1974.  Precursor to IKEA in the 2000s?

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Bedroom design from 1974.

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Looks like IKEA.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Other International Cities · 1970s

1970s European Bathroom Designs

January 18th, 2009 · 6 Comments

What did bathrooms look like in the 1970s in Europe?  Let’s take a look at some bathroom design advertisements from 1974.

The German word for bath is “bad.”  Do any of these 1974 bathroom designs look ”bad”?  Would you like towel racks under the sink?  Would you get tired of bending over to hang the towels?  The separate bathtub & shower design would become common in new home construction in Phoenix homes in the 1990s.

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Avocado green sink, tub, & toilet.  Note the pedestal sink from 1974, which would become very trendy in Phoenix homes in the 2000s.  The hidden toilet tank takes up less room.

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Gotta love those crazy wall tiles!  It looks like wallpaper but they’re ceramic tiles.  The floating sink vanity was used in bathroom design in the 2000s in Phoenix.

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Orange bathroom fixtures.  Again, floating sink vanity with cubbyholes for toiletries.  Separate tub and shower.

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Geometric wall tile design.  Floating sink vanity, again.

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Oops!  Sorry to walk in on you.  We just wanted to check out the yellow bathroom fixtures.  Those rounded sinks are kinda cool.

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1970s Home Decorations

January 18th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Here are some advertisements for home decorations in the 1970s in the United States.

Talk about blending in.  Your clothes match the sofa and the drapes!  Back in the 1970s, people did put their stereos next to the couch.  That way you could adjust the volume or station while making out.  The speakers were hidden behind the couch or to the side.  Is that a perfume diffuser on the table (which is very trendy in 2008 & 2009) or incense sticks?

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Now that’s a wild bedspread and matching stool and rug.

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For the kid’s room.  Looks like fun.

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How can fake fur be genuine?  How can something genuine be fake?

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Tags: Living Room · Bedroom · Other US Cities · 1970s · Bedspread

Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 1970s Home Décor - Part 3

January 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Design Through the Decades - part 73

This is part 3 of 3 for home décor & interior design of the 1970s in Phoenix.  The late 1970s were known for dark colors: oranges, browns, and golds.  Plaid patterned sofas with wood arms were popular as was wood paneling.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Dark carpeting and more wood paneling at this 1970s Phoenix home.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

How about the infamous 1970s cork tiles and mirror tiles set in a checkerboard pattern?
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Bar stool chairs were found in many Phoenix homes in the 1970s.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Oil lamps thrilled many homeowners in the 1970s.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Here’s a Phoenix home with a hanging macramé planter and a macramé owl.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Shiny, striped wallpaper was all the rage in the 1970s as seen at this 1979 Scottsdale home.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Light blue striped wallpaper, vinyl flooring, flower petal light, and bar stools are on proud display at this Glendale, Arizona home.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Lots of wallpaper at this 1970s Mesa, Arizona home.
1970s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

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Tags: Design Through the Decades · 1970s · Home Décor