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.
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.