The late 1970s saw a search for softness, with trends toward paler, more delicate colors, the warming glint of gold creeping up on the silvery metals, and the broadened use of fabric — that prime softener of surfaces.
In this lavender bedroom, a pale purple cotton was applied to walls over cotton batting, surrounding the room in a cocoon of visual warmth, and adding a plus of insulation against noise. The same fabric covered the blinds and lined window and bed draperies.
Matching the draperies, a quiet, almost pastel East Indian cotton print was quilted for the bedspread, headboard and window seat cushion. Quilted, the print took on a plump, downy dimension that immediately suggested luxurious comfort.
A diamond print fabric was similarly quilted to cover the curving form of a channeled armchair.
Stacking bamboo bedtrays served as a window seat table, while a wall bracket lamp — shaded in the bedspread fabric — freed space on night table.