DESIGN OBSESSION || The 70s

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In my opinion, the 70s was a classic era. Yes, I know, there are so many good eras in the story of design. But the truth is that so many styles can come and go but a touch of the 70s era in your home will always look good. So, in case you missed it, trends from the 70s are back in a big way.

The seventies were all about bold colours and patterns, and a good way to incorporate them into nowadays design is through a more refined and toned-down palette. The trick is to interpret the fashion of yesteryear into homewares, colour palette, and finishes that are contemporary and modern enough for the homes nowadays and just giving a little taste of the sensational style from the 70s.

There are so many pictures to describe this trend to you, but honestly, I have found myself kind of obsessed with Mandy Moores Home in Pasadena which I think shows the 7 ways of how to add this look in a modern home. So keep reading to learn more.

 

The palette

The go to when talking about colour palette of the 70s style revival includes colours like mustard, terracotta, khaki and muted pinks. The mix of the colours brings a beautifully warm and dynamic scene for any space of your home. Ways to incorporate this colours in your decor are limitless, you can start with your rugs, benches, small accessories like pillows, lamps, velvet cushions, chunky throws and if you have the courage,  dramatic wall colours.

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In the family room, a CB2 vase accents a custom terrazzo shelf by Emily Farnham architecture; vintage bench in a light pink Fabricut velvet.

 

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A pair of armchairs in a mustard tone by Anthropologie face a table by Sarah Sherman Samuel in the family room. 

 

Materials

Timber panelling, bamboo or rattan furniture and terrazzo are experiencing a major comeback right now.

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A brass suspension light by Lambert & Fils hangs over the kitchen table; vases from Harbinger.

 

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Image Source: Emily Farnham

One of the most iconic details from this house that transport us into the ’70s touch can be found on all her floors: terrazzo. This material is resurfacing as a chic flooring and accent wall option, and is available in tile form, too. 

 

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A custom brass floor inlay is set in terrazzo; volakas marble-topped vanity.

 

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The front-room fireplace retains its original copper hood (now restored).

 

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In the front room, velvet armchairs by Mercer41 and a bench by Kenian surround rose gold cocktail tables by Statements by J. vase from Harbinger; Langley street floor lamp; Bungalow Rose rug.

 

Plants

Houseplants were an absolute necessity in stylish 70s homes. These days, a few well-placed indoor plants provide an instant pick-me-up to any interior and are an affordable way to make your home feel more expensive.

 

 

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Image Source: Emily Farnham

 

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Would you like to check out more about this GORGEOUS HOME?

Check out the complete video of her home renovation by designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and architect Emily Farnham.

 

 

 

 

 

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