Here’s a look back at singer and actor Bing Crosby’s house in Holmby Hills, California, as it appeared in 1950.
Take a look back at a few views of the pretty and peaceful backyard and the Kennedy family pool house behind the Virginia home known as Hickory Hill.
Of Gloria Steinem’s apartment in New York, the feminist icon wrote in 1970s that it offered cheerful rooms to live in and a private place to work. Take a look!
Vintage actor James Coburn’s home in 1970 was filled with exotic treasures from around the globe, and colors and patterns to match. Take a look!
See some of the vintage baby gear from the 1950s that parents used when raising our parents and grandparents – including a lot that wouldn’t be considered safe today.
How did they decorate small homes back in the 1940s? Here’s a look at how career girl could set up her first apartment back during the post-war years.
This vintage mid-century modern show home – the House & Garden magazine Hallmark House for 1963 – offered nearly 5000 square feet of ’60s style.
The Rosedown mansion in Louisiana was built in 1835, and after eventually falling into disrepair, was renovated in the ’60s. Here’s a look inside!
When post-WWII prefab housing was becoming passe, in the ’50s, a new version of the prefab home emerged – the kind of home with many of the mid-century modern design ideas that would become popular over the next decade.
What was old bedroom decor like from the early 1900s? Here are some rooms from just after the turn of the century, from the simple to the super-floral.
These 60+ vintage patio furniture sets – charming tables, chairs, chaises and more – were as popular in the 1940s through the 1970s as they are now.
Vintage accordion folding doors like these were popular – and affordable – home improvements that almost anyone could install. Take a look back!
What was Walter Matthau’s house like back in the ’70s? His wife Carol said that they gave it a country look and country feeling. Take a peek inside!
Vintage dinettes – matching table and chair sets – were popular in the ’60s and ’70s because they were affordable and came in a wide variety of styles. Take a look!
Back in the late ’50s and early ’60s, the American Dream could be had – affordably and in style – if people wanted to buy mobile homes (trailers).
Vintage card tables and other folding furniture were a staple in every home decades ago.
I’ve just received the most beautiful gift ever… my shining new cedar Lane hope chest is as unexpected, as precious, as my first love letter – and as lucky, somehow, as a four-leaf clover.
Vintage bean bags were super-popular in the ’70s because they were fun and super comfy – filled with pillowy-soft polystyrene beads.
Flash back to 1960 with the Scholz Mark 60, a prefab mid-century modern home! From the blue bathroom to the wooden wall paneling, every inch of this house screams retro
If you need a book, you used to need to look for the most important item in the library — the vintage card catalog.
Here, look back at the rediscovered art of stenciling, plus see dozens of examples of traditional stencil patterns from throughout history!
See a Scholz Mark 58, a marvelous mid-century modern home built in 1958. From the blue bathroom to the wooden wall paneling, every inch of this reinterpreted California Ranch house screams retro… and we love it.
Whether wet-look vinyl or fur-look polyester, these vintage ’70s toadstool ottomans & swivel chair combos were the epitome of budget home style.
What did the future look like from the ’60s? See some modernist-style retro futuristic home concepts that captured the midcentury era’s sleek style and space-age optimism.
With its gold edging and hardware, this style of French-inspired furniture design was popular for homes in the ’60s and into the ’70s. Take a look!
See how the famously handsome football star Joe Namath used to pitch rocker-recliners and other easy chairs from La-Z-Boy… and the ads weren’t exactly subtle.
Take a look back at these old-fashioned La-Z-Boy recliners and vintage easy chairs from the ’70s – the decade of the velvet and plaid reclining chairs!
New York City’s luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria was among America’s first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, it was considered the finest hotel in the world – and soon became the most famous, too.
Why stop with the walls when decorating your home when you can add color and flair up high? Here are some retro examples and home decor tips on how to wallpaper a ceiling!
Change the look and feel of a room to match the seasons! Here’s vintage living room decor set up three different ways, in true ’60s style.
Peek back into the musical past of vintage Wurlitzer organs as they were back in the ’60s, in all their woodtoned retro glory!
Check out these 12 retro basement remodels, including a ranch room with a Western atmosphere, created with cowhide furniture, a totem pole, and a colorful pattern for the floor copied from a Navajo blanket.
Our practical dream house: Practical in the sense of low maintenance. Dreamy in the way it realizes the family’s hopes. What a house costs to
Some vintage 1940s interior design decor trends veered into the overdone, like the ‘glam’ Hollywood-inspired look here – filled with satin, ruffles & bows.
Look back at adorable vintage nursery decor and furniture from the ’50s, plus get expert advice from interior decorators about old-school baby bedrooms.
See what it looked like on board the Titanic – inside the fancy lounges, dining rooms, first-class cabins and other luxurious delights – before the ship sunk to the ocean floor on her maiden voyage in 1912.
To make any kitchen cozier and more welcoming! start by rethinking it as a room, not just a place to cook. Here are some ideas for how to make your kitchen work both ways.
Cubicles and open-plan offices were in response to changes in business, and the workplace was no longer viewed and revered as a static fixture.
Color is everywhere around you. But nowhere is it more exciting or more important than in your home! Here’s how you can be soothingly subtle or bold and bright, how to get vibrant accents and how to be monochromatic. Ideas to make your whole house sing with color!
Anyone obsessed with Strawberry Shortcake probably dreamed of winning a bedroom makeover like this one from 1982. The prize package included more than 75 pieces of sugary sweet delight – toys, of course, but also wallpaper, roller skates and more.
These desks from a 1959 vintage office furniture catalog fit the interior decorating needs for businesses of the era: modernist styles, contemporary materials, muted colors, and no-nonsense design.
Here’s an idea designed to make one room serve two purposes . . . a cozy, practical family room, plus well-planned facilities for extra guests or family additions.
The beautiful art tile stoves seen here were used to heat homes in the Victorian era, and came in many different styles. Take a look!
Children’s activity center Hours of family-planned fun with this compact “home saver” A separate little world for the youngsters of your house . . .
This catalog of household goods was published to help people ‘spend’ the gift stamps they had earned at the grocery store — much like the better-known Green Stamps.
Are you short on space for storing stereo and records, seating friends? Too-square room, too-full closet? Change your dorm or bedroom into a happy habitat by following these collective tips (ideal for busy students, into-everything activists)!
The most important things that make home decorating successful are beauty of color, color in relation to light, color in gradation and masses, appropriateness, and harmony between wall coverings and furnishings.
Here are several cute paper doll sets – as well as clothing and furniture for the doll – that were published in newspapers back in 1911.
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