Vintage home decorating fabric styles for the sixties (1965)

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Vintage 1960s home decorating fabric

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Vintaeg home decorating: The fresh look in fabrics for spring 1965

From American Home – March 1965

Here they are — some of the most refreshing new drapery fabrics we’ve seen in many a springtime.

The strongest influence in contemporary fabrics is turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau. Then there are the Matisse florals, smashing and rather like cut paper patterns, and the bold two-color silhouettes like our sunflower.

Much in evidence are darker grounds. In color, the trend is either to uninhibited primary combinations — clean, clear and crisp; or to the grays, ochers and browns.

Fresh fabric patterns for the sixties (1965)

Fabrics shown:

  1. Gigi by Bloomcraft
  2. Night garden by Everfast
  3. Winter Garden by Win Anderson
  4. Giuletta by Cohama
  5. Wedding Dance by Kandell
  6. Compton my Goldenheim
  7. Warwick my Kandell
  8. Sun-up by Shulman-Sunshine
  9. Meissen by Waverly
  10. Normandy by Cyrus Clark

MORE: 20 retro window decor ideas for curtains & drapes from the ’60s


Retro sixties Celanese fabric draperies with geometric pattern (1965)

YOU’RE SOPHISTICATED. A knowledgeable traveler. Up on current events — and current decorating trends. You mix the old with the new … antique objets d’art with bold, contemporary print draperies.

You love their sumptuous look that comes from Celanese Acetate. This is the room that is you.

Spectrum’s “Craig” print on drapery fabric of rayon and Celanese Acetate. 90″ lined draperies, about $14 a pair; unlined, about $11 a pair. By tine yarn, 45″ width, about $2 a yard. At Abraham & Straus, Brooklyn & Branches; The Halle Bros. Co., Cleveland; Plantowsky’s, Galveston. Celanese contemporary fibers.

Celanese curtains with geometric pattern (1965)

ALSO SEE: 50 mid-century modern carpet styles from the ’50s & ’60s: Vintage wall-to-wall flooring in all its glory


Vintage home decorating fabric patterns from Sears (1965)

Vintage decorating fabric patterns from Sears in 1965 (3)

Vintage decorating fabric patterns from Sears in 1965 (1)

Vintage decorating fabric patterns from Sears in 1965 (2)

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  1. I have several yards of the white fabric with blue flowers- lower left image, in my stash chest. It’s a very nice cotton fabric Ive held on to for years, and purchased it “vintage” as well, but it looks and feels like new. Some of the newer fabric houses are selling new fabric with the older designs or vintage inspired too.

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