The A-frame house design is a tried and true style, and was especially popular for second homes and vacation cabins in the ’60s. See several retro A-frames here!
Some vintage 1940s interior design decor trends veered into the overdone, like the ‘glam’ Hollywood-inspired look here – filled with satin, ruffles & bows.
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.
Get some retro decorating advice and see floors from 1950s homes featuring creatively striped and checkerboard flooring patterns with two or more colors.
Move out of doors in style during the summer . . . yet provide year-round storage for your boat, motor and outdoor equipment with this boat shelter and convertible patio.
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!
In an age when comparatively few people have room for ball gowns, top French fashion designers live in surroundings which make their most opulent evening dresses look like the natural outfits to wear.
Children’s activity center Hours of family-planned fun with this compact “home saver” A separate little world for the youngsters of your house . . .
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.
Bold, rich coloring for houses of the Victorian era The day when nearly every building was painted white, and window blinds green, has passed away.
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.
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.
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.
These seven unique budget small house designs from the 50s prove that good things still do come in small packages – that originality can make the tiniest house attractive!
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.
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 practical “Alaskan
Here’s how to make a retro DIY kitchen island with roll-away cart! This prep and serving center was designed to modernize a kitchen with ’60s style.
Fold-away dining corner A family-centered dining nook tucks away into warm wood paneling Here is an idea that will provide additional living space in your
In the ’80s, thousands of Americans loved the elegance of vintage Waterford chandeliers and other fine crystal items like these – and were willing to pay for it.
Over, under and all around, a sunny mood pervades this lemon-and-lime kitchen in suburban Cincinnati. But this kitchen has more than good looks.
Shortly before her clothing line debuted – and back when her son, Anderson Cooper, was 8 years old – the multi-talented heiress Gloria Vanderbilt came out with her own print magazine: Gloria Vanderbilt Designs for Your Home.
Make a ‘Finger-tip’ buffet server Display, serve, store, “roll away” with this serving center of fine wood This built-in buffet will save you steps, help
Make a fold-up home workshop Plan, work, store, protect with this “fold away” workshop For Dad only . . . a complete, self-contained home workshop
Make a ‘Lazy Susan’ wardrobe Four-season wardrobe selection at the touch of a finger Separate your wardrobe by season . . . by formal and
Household in the pink Having run the gamut in clothes, pink has moved in on home furnishings, and is seeping into every room of the
Today, when space-saving is so often a must that a piece of furniture is given houseroom almost grudgingly if it serves only one purpose, hassocks needn’t be merely be footrests. Here’s how to make your own!
Why were pink & yellow kitchens popular inn the ’50s? Because it wasn’t enough for homeowners to decorate the kitchen with just one color – they had to combine them, for a pastel buttermint effect.
In this new era of proper lighting fixtures, a soft but adequate glow, rose-colored or golden, permeates to the farthest corner; one is seen, and sees others, under the most flattering conditions
The mark of the guest room is its appointments. It should be fitted with all the comforts that art and ingenuity provide in house furnishings. Here are some vintage tips!
One of the first problems which confronts the prospective home builder is the selection of the style of architecture for his new home. New England
The newly completed mansion of Mr Claus Spreckels, on the corner of Van Ness Avenue and Clay Street, is the supreme representative of the tendency toward a higher and more substantial domestic architecture in the city.
Invented in 1860, linoleum flooring was already very popular by the early 1920s, when these full-color (thus, very expensive) advertisements ran in four different magazines for
Family spaces changed radically when households started buying TVs. Then came the casual & comfy mid century modern living room as we still know it today.
Who needs a nursery? Make your kitchen the happy hub of your home! (1963) A playful candy-striped rounded kitchen from the 1960s MORE: 16 kitchen
No matter how independent teenagers may sound when they’re talking about furniture, they still need guidance… Here are pieces that easily please all concerned – without a family scene. They’re in good taste and all have growth potential.
To furnish the baby’s room in a charming way is not so much a question of money as of taste, and a very pretty room may be devised with the expenditure of only a few dollars.
Raised bath platform with a deep round tub in red-orange Old-fashioned rustic French style bathroom with dark brown fixtures from 1974 Retro lime green bathroom
Artistically-shaped furniture The shops are running over with the most tempting and artistic furniture. The craze for old pieces is keener than ever, and the
60 kitchen wall and floor brighteners Fresh, sunny charm Dazzle up your kitchen with today’s wall and floor coverings. Lively yellows, oranges and blues (below)
Do you remember how some homes looked in the 1970s? Not the model homes featured in print magazines of the era, but the real, honest-to-goodness