One of the most lively of H&G’s decorator colors for 1965, Tiger Lily, made its first appearance in this pink & orange striped entrance hall decor – making it look like a circus or child’s party lay just beyond.
You could spot that Laura Ashley Home vibe at a glance – those patterns (often florals) with a warm and cozy English country feel. And in the 80s and 90s, Americans loved them. See dozens of vintage LAH styles here.
A room to relax in, to revel in, to play games in – when have we had a room precisely for that? This 1960s party room could do all that and more.
A smashing mix of style, color and pattern energized this small pink & yellow panda bedroom decor.
Anyone obsessed with vintage Strawberry Shortcake probably dreamed of these pieces of sugary sweet delight featuring their favorite gal – dolls and toys, of course, but also bedding, wallpaper, roller skates and more.
In this kids’ bedroom from the mid-60s, a brilliant boho-style wallpaper in watermelon shades of pink and green enchantingly decorated this cozy boho bed alcove.
In the living room of this luxurious old New York City apartment, shades of rosy and shell pinks created a cheerful atmosphere for traditional furniture.
When this Northern California home was renovated and redecorated back in the mid-1960s, the owners added a charming circular stone fire pit right in the middle of the room.
A contemporary overscaled paisley pattern splashed with lotus blossoms was a vital part of this 1960s home’s colorfully eclectic dining room decor.
When decorating this spectacularly pink living room back in 1969, the interior designers said that one of the most effective and most versatile was to apply color in the form of a pattern.
Captivated by the decorative possibilities of using bright and vibrant retro 70s sheet sets, one interior designer created this colorful, whimsical rainbow canopy bed decor.
In this dramatic vintage 1930s dining room , the eyecatching starburst stripes of the silver and black linoleum flooring led outward, while the hint of a garden outside the window led still outward to more open space.
Full of candy colors, this cheerful open-air bubblegum pink sunroom from the 70s was set up to make it easy to have a little party any time.
The fab furnishings in this super pink 70s bedroom were split between the traditional and trendy – classic pine furniture, plus a lucite and chrome bed you just don’t see every day.
In the transformation of this 1940s-style living room, the color idea came first, and you can see for yourself how the simple recipe of pink and blue-green succeeded.
This vintage 70s country-style pink bedroom was snapped together with fresh color and pattern: a Venetian headboard upholstered in flowers, the bedspread ribanded in yet another floral.
A piece of fabric, in the form of draperies, was the nucleus for this 1950s modern color scheme that was bright and smart.
This creative built-in wall divider screen – one that let in plenty of light, yet still clearly delineated two areas – turned a bedroom and its adjacent bathroom into a suite.
This small sitting room from the seventies was a cozy spot, with a built-in window seat and bandana patchwork prints and boho patterns everywhere.
Pastel colors, painted, gilded and polished surfaces combined to create this graceful French-inspired dining room that had such classic style, it may be surprising to learn that it was decorated in 1970.
This eclectic and oh-so-hip white modern living room would have been pretty basic but for the extra colorful decorative bursts here and there.
In this home from the 1960s, camelia pink and white fabrics on the romantic canopy beds, the chairs, the daybed and the drapes made a bedroom that was fresh and sweet.
This large master bedroom from the 1960s was decorated with several spirited colors, and had as its centerpiece a beautiful hot pink chaise lounge.
In this 1970s home, a colorful peacock wallpaper pattern was the springboard for a fanciful hallway design.
A room like this midcentury dining room, where you could eat in casual connection with the outdoors, underlined the biggest advantages of the relaxed suburban 1950s lifestyle.
For their desert vacation house, one couple decided they wanted to see nature everywhere… so they chose this canopy bed with wrought iron trees as posts.
Decades ago, this rounded 1950s kitchen would have certainly been unique with its floor featuring a huge mid century modern graphic element.
Radiant as an April morning, this 1930s guest bedroom extended a warm welcome with shades of coral pink and shimmering silver fabric.
Have a peek inside one of the private dining rooms at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City, as seen back in the 1930s.
This tiny bedroom becomes a real den with wildlife – pink, red and orange zebras and leopards – running riot on the walls. Wicker furniture and a lambskin rug add to the room’s energy.
The bright and bold bursts of color used in this 1930s celebrity home helped make this pink & white vintage living room really stand out.
With the help of an interior decorator back in 1969, this psychedelic bathroom was transformed, by wallpaper and indoor-outdoor carpeting, into a trippy glory of patterned color.
A white and pink gingham checked fabric covered just about everything in the room, for a look that was, somehow, not quite as cloying as you might expect.
This colorful 1960s dining room for two took its inspiration from the brilliant shades woven into the wavy striped area rug.
The decor of this pink and red 70s bedroom was one brilliant melange of peppery hot colors and a mix of exotic patterns – all done with fabrics.