Modern style met Americana in this timbered red, white & blue retro living room

Modern style met Americana timbered living room (1960s)
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When you look at this vintage home decor from the sixties, you’ll see that the timbered finishes plus team USA colors combined to give this living room a unique feel — a little like modern style met Americana.

A redwood ceiling, a walnut-stained floor, and a strong color combination gave the living room a look that was as bright and welcoming as the fire in the freestanding copper fireplace.

Broad areas were covered with different patterns related mainly by the fact that they shared the same basic colors.

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On the oversize sofa went the simplest fabric — a blue and white flower-splashed cotton brocade — to keep the sofa’s large scale from dominating the room. Stenciled leather pillows added an interesting contrast in texture to the couch upholstery.

The window at the end of the room was curtained in a dusky blue semi-sheer fabric that, even when drawn, allowed some light to penetrate from the courtyard.

The vitality of the blues was increased by potent accents of red: wool upholstery on the armchairs, lacquered lamp bases, a leather sofa pillow, and the tray-top of the coffee table.


The rug was specially designed to incorporate the whole tricolor combination, with the design featuring blue octagons surrounded by white borders and red square insets — all with a 3D effect created by clever use of lighter colors of the primary colors.

The beautiful ceiling of grape stakes (lengths of California redwood split in half for training grapevines) fitted tightly side-by-side between the rafters made a rich, rugged, textured effect overhead.

Modern style met Americana timbered living room (1960s)
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