Cozy cubic cantilevered chairs set the tone for this earth-toned retro living room

Cozy cubic cantilevered chairs set the tone for this beige brown retro living room
ClickAmericana-Retro-Inspo-logo-350
SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL-SIZE IMAGE

Note: This article may feature affiliate links, and purchases made may earn us a commission at no extra cost to you. Find out more here.

Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email

Back in the 1970s, some of the most popular home decorating colors you might have seen in model rooms at department stores around the country were browns, reds and purples.

Bullock’s in Los Angeles created this living room setting in 1973, which was mostly decked out in earth tones like beige and brown, but visually set apart by a sweep of Parkwood Laminates tile, and a screen in matching Bloomcraft “Aquarius” fabric.

Reds appeared as pungent accents — in the brilliant Rya rug, in the woven wood blinds (one red and gold, the other purple and gold) and the purple ottoman.

DON’T MISS THIS: Shop these fab mid-century modern armchair replicas you can get new today

And there was shine here, too — chrome tables and an etagere, with an antique Persian pull-toy on its lower shelves.

But all of this color and shine were merely brighteners to the buttery softness of pale walls, suede-covered pelmets over the fireplace and windows.

The pièces de résistance were the gold double knit-upholstered modern furniture by Flair — namely the cozy cubic cantilevered chairs that somehow made a seat made of squares seem comfortable.

Cozy cubic cantilevered chairs set the tone for this beige brown retro living room
Facebook
Pinterest
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email

PS: If you liked this article, please share it! You can also get our free newsletter, follow us on Facebook & Pinterest, plus see exclusive retro-inspired products in our shop. Thanks for visiting!

More retro inspo

Because the fun never ends!

Comments on this room

Leave a comment here!

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

See some of our books!