What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.
These seven unique budget small house designs prove that good things still do come in small packages -- that originality can make the tiniest house attractive!
On the payment of ten dollars, and the office fees, any person, being the head of a family, or over the age of twenty-one years, may enter 160 acres, or a less quantity, of the unappropriated Public Land as his Homestead. The applicant must either be a citizen, or have declared his intention to become such.
For the picture-perfect housewife of the '50s, the kitchen was the heart of the home. And the heart of the kitchen was the refrigerator/freezer combo -- the kind of luxury that mother and grandmother could have only dreamed of!
'80s sleeping bags were super-popular because they were functional often featured favorite cartoon characters, TV shows, and even everyday products. Here, take a trip back a few decades to see some of the most popular slumber bags of the eighties!
"A shag carpet toilet lid cover with matching tank cover" sounds like the answer to a question nobody asked, but that didn't seem to matter much to our counterparts in the '70s. They loved their fuzzy toilet covers, and weren't ashamed to admit it.
In the '50s, the love you had for your kitchen paled only in comparison to the adoration you felt for your washer and dryer.
Beautyware bathroom in your choice of colors can now be yours at a price you'll find surprisingly low! Modernize & glamorize your home with stunning bath, sink, toilet and shower fixtures in four distinctive, pastel colors.
Take a stroll back to the late 1800s and early 1900s to see some of the grand homes and mansions that lined New York City's famed Fifth Avenue.
Manufacturers of towels, bedspreads and sheets have come up with bright, colorful offerings to whet any women’s decorating appetite.
If your family never stays home because there's nothing to do, check out these ways to pep up your yard or garden. Sometimes the simplest things, as in the play castle here, yields the most imaginative results.
Any little girl who gets this playhouse will see the magical land of make-believe come true right in her own backyard. It's a real house, with a Dutch front door and hearts and flowers dormers and a white picket fence.
After years of growth through various successful businesses, Detroit became a major transportation hub, and many Gilded Age mansions were built to the east and west of what is now downtown Detroit.
Why stop with the walls when decorating your home, when you can add color and flair up high by wallpapering your ceilings? Here are some retro decor tips from the seventies!
If you were planning to get a new kitchen for your home in the 1950s, here are nine of the most popular mid-century kitchen remodels and floorplans you might have checked out!
Do you want to get organized? Have you longed for the uncluttered life? Actress Doris Day reveals her plan for becoming an 'ex-Aimless' and an 'ex-Chaotic.'
Brightening up your home for spring? Mixing paints? Choosing new draperies? Now's the time to add handy phones in color to complement your own decorating ideas!
Come take a stroll through these gated gardens, and lose yourself in another era. These photos show how the walled gardens at Gray Gardens in East Hampton, New York looked in the year 1916.
Rose jars: a little effort pays off with a lasting aroma (1963) In this era of push-button cans of room deodorants and fancy smells, there is still the lingering remembrance of grandma's old-fashioned potpou... Click to read more...
Color invades the kitchen! It’s an exciting new trend in appliances -- an idea that’s been growing by leaps and bounds ever since the first tame departure from clinical white to pale pastels and subdued browns.
You can spend 5 more years hating your old bathroom... Or in less than an hour & less than $100, you can have a new one Introducing a new collection of beautiful shower curtains, towels, More Than Ter... Click to read more...
A kitchen remodel portfolio: Help yourself to the inspired ideas - some big, some little, all of them adaptable - in these kitchen makeovers by talented designers! Retro styles from 1978.
A pretty wrapping makes a gift special. But when you suddenly realize that some of your Christmas presents are costing almost as much to wrap as they did to buy, then it's high time for ingenuity and originality!
On these Christmas trees, cuddly creatures ride the silver balsam tree along with Santas and toys, all radiantly spotlighted with the gleam of shining ornaments.
Boy's Alaskan bedroom hideaway Built-in utility... plus a new world of adventure The young men of your house will appreciate this beautiful and practical "Alaskan Bedroom Hide- Away". . . designed with a ... Click to read more...
The welcoming wreath It invites all callers to come inside and share the Christmas spirit with you The traditional symbol of welcome and hospitality is a wreath of fresh greens, trimmed to a fare-thee-wel... Click to read more...