Bold, rich coloring for houses of the era The day when nearly every building was painted white, and window blinds green, has passed away. It was ... Click to read more...
Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the American Dream could be had -- affordably, fully-furnished, and in style -- if you wanted to buy a mobile home!
Michael Landon's 'Big House in Beverly Hills' is a far cry from the 'Little House on the Prairie' featured in his hit TV series. But, says the former Bonanza star, he and Lynn and their six lively children "really live in this house -- we don't just look at it."
The Homarina beach cabin provides secure boat storage, over 400 square feet of comfortable, practical leisure living space, plus a large deck right at water's edge.
You enter the house through the front door, painted an unforgettable bright blue, outside and in. You stand on cool, dark ceramic tile that has the sleek look of polished leather. Take a tour of this '70s designer dream house here!
A touch of Old Japan, added to the occidental comforts and convenience you've come to expect -- that's this charming summer teahouse vacation home design from 1960.
Here's a basic but striking A-frame cabin that's designed for the 'blue snow' country. Inside, there's a wealth of wide-open wonderful space for taking your ease on vacation!
The four-poster bed with a canopy, known as a tester bed, is back in a big way. At the 1972 furniture market in Chicago, the canopy bed look was bigger than life.
The luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria was among America's first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, and for years thereafter, it was considered the finest hotel in the world -- and it soon became the most famous, too.
Come see this collection of more than 30 classic home designs and house plans from 1958, during the mid-century housing boom when millions of residences were being built in America.
One of I Dream of Jeannie's most memorable sets was the inside of Jeannie's true home -- her bottle. But in reality, instead of the actual bottle being an exotic antique, its origins were much more humble... Find out about it here!
Tie-dye is an ancient method of fabric design being revived by swinging do it-yourselfers and top designers. The results are vibrant designs that may range from geometric patterns to overall, lush organic effects. Experimenting with various knots, folds and colors will produce unexpectedly delightful designs.
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)!
New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!
What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.
These seven unique budget small house designs prove that good things still do come in small packages -- that originality can make the tiniest house attractive!
"A shag carpet toilet lid cover with matching tank cover" sounds like the answer to a question nobody asked, but that didn't seem to matter much to our counterparts in the '70s. They loved their fuzzy toilet covers, and weren't ashamed to admit it.
Beautyware bathroom in your choice of colors can now be yours at a price you'll find surprisingly low! Modernize & glamorize your home with stunning bath, sink, toilet and shower fixtures in four distinctive, pastel colors.
Holly Hobbie is the old-fashioned girl dressed in calico with lace-up boots and an enormous sunbonnet who now appears on toys, gift wrap, decoupage kits, wall plaques, figurines, collector plates and more.
Manufacturers of towels, bedspreads and sheets have come up with bright, colorful offerings to whet any women’s decorating appetite.
Any little girl who gets this playhouse will see the magical land of make-believe come true right in her own backyard. It's a real house, with a Dutch front door and hearts and flowers dormers and a white picket fence.
Why stop with the walls when decorating your home, when you can add color and flair up high by wallpapering your ceilings? Here are some retro decor tips from the seventies!
If you were planning to get a new kitchen for your home in the 1950s, here are nine of the most popular mid-century kitchen remodels and floorplans you might have checked out!
Brightening up your home for spring? Mixing paints? Choosing new draperies? Now's the time to add handy phones in color to complement your own decorating ideas!
Color invades the kitchen! It’s an exciting new trend in appliances -- an idea that’s been growing by leaps and bounds ever since the first tame departure from clinical white to pale pastels and subdued browns.
You can spend 5 more years hating your old bathroom... Or in less than an hour & less than $100, you can have a new one Introducing a new co... Click to read more...
A kitchen remodel portfolio: Help yourself to the inspired ideas - some big, some little, all of them adaptable - in these kitchen makeovers by talented designers! Retro styles from 1978.
Here's some beautiful Christmas decor and crafty holiday gifts that you can make - they're creative and affordable, and all in an authentic '60s-style.
Start your holiday decorating now by making dazzling, jewel-like Christmas ornaments shaped like balloons, or enchanting holiday decor to hang in your home!
Here, find out how to make some vintage Christmas crafts from 1964! There's a green burlap holiday wreath, some tabletop crown Christmas trees, plus a beautiful cardboard Christmas starburst craft. Take a look!
Make these ornaments in minutes for dazzling centerpieces or decorations. It's so easy! You simply use straight pins to attach sequins and beads to Styrofoam forms.
Gingerbread gallery For the merriest of holidays, here is our brand-new collection of gingerbread houses. Make our fairy-tale cottage and... Click to read more...
Boy's Alaskan bedroom hideaway Built-in utility... plus a new world of adventure The young men of your house will appreciate this beautiful and ... Click to read more...