This mid-century modern home design was created for a busy family of five, and in addition to the spacious floorplan, it glows with light, from huge windows and stunning clerestories.
See some vintage DuPont Flair Squares wall coverings - sticky squares of vinyl wallpaper that used to be super-popular. They were an easy way to DIY some home decor in the '70s and '80s.
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 your ceiling!
Early in the 20th century, there was an interesting development in American home life -- people started moving from the city out to the suburban districts and small towns. See some classic All-American suburban houses from that era here!
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.
These 72 wonderful wallpaper samples come straight from the forties, when wallpaper was all the rage.
I don't know why this older couple -- my great-grandparents, in fact -- had these photos taken of their home in the mid-fifties, but I'm glad they did... Click to read more...
Careful selection of wallpaper important By William Pahlmann, Fellow, American Institute of Interior Designers A beautiful design on a fine wall... Click to read more...
Children's activity center Hours of family-planned fun with this compact "home saver" A separate little world for the youngsters of your house .... Click to read more...
A lighthearted look back at the 50s housewife during the sunny days of yesteryear, when a woman's home was her castle -- and her kitchen was the heart of that home.
Vintage weathervanes were made in almost every conceivable design and pattern. Horses, cows, deer, eagles, ships. roosters and even pigs were hammered in metal and used to register the direction of the wind.
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.
After you get a place of your own, you get to decorate your apartment! You will have such a joyous adventure turning it into the kind of place you like.
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...
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.
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!
These bold and bright '70s bedding ensembles delightfully epitomize the colorful fashions -- both in home decor and clothing -- of the groovy years.
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.