16 Chic Interiors from the 1970s

Sex, Drugs,  Rock and Roll, and now interiors…ahhh. Do you ever wish you got to live in the 1970s? I know I do. These room are, as Austin likes to say, “Groovy baby, yeahh.”

I want to point out an interesting difference between design preferences in the 1970s versus now; all of these pictures show wall-to-wall carpeting installed everywhere. In a sense, wall-to-wall carpeting was a sign of luxury, and having a large amount of exposed wood flooring was not considered eloquent.  Today, however, you see hard wood floors throughout entire homes. Personally, I prefer the look of the 70s…Then again, I was born loving carpet so I might be biased…

1. A soothing design and color scheme complimented by the Les Damiers design from Stark Carpet.

A soothing design and color scheme.

Via Flickr: 33158682@N06

2. Aside from the TV, this photo looks like it is straight out of an Ikea catalog.

Aside from the TV, this photo looks like it is straight out of the Ikea catalog.

Via Flickr: 33158682@N06

3. Nothing says 1970s more than a sunken living room, but the color palette keeps it modern.

Nothing says 1970s more than a sunken living room, but the color palette keeps it modern.

Via Flickr: 33158682@N06

4. ’70s ski chalet chic?

'70s ski chalet chic?

Via designspiration.net

5. This looks like an awesome place to host a key party.

This looks like an awesome place to host a key party.

Via my-retrospace.blogspot.com

6. The mix of pieces from different decades keeps the design timeless.

The mix of pieces from different decades keeps the design timeless.

Via my-retrospace.blogspot.com

7. Minimalist design: Two acrylic hanging bubble chairs and a million dollar Warhol silk-screen.

Minimalist design: Two acrylic hanging bubble chairs and a million dollar Warhol silk-screen.

8. OK, the carpet is horrendous, clearly not a Stark, but the swing is awesome.

OK, the carpet is horrendous, but the swing is awesome.

Via Flickr: 33158682@N06

9. A nice nod to Mid-Century Modern.

A nice nod to Mid-Century Modern.

10. The monochromatic harvest gold color scheme is so bad it (almost) works.

The monochromatic harvest gold color scheme is so bad it works.

Via pinterest.com

11. Really amused by the fact that the wall graphic coordinates with the bedspread…

Really dig the fact that the wall graphic coordinates with the bedspread.

Via pinterest.com

12. The perfect spot to curl up with a good book.

The perfect spot to curl up with a good book.

Via Flickr: nadja_robot

13. Kind of forward contemporary design for the 1970s, it looks like it could be right at home on the set of Miami Vice (which I am all for).

Kind of forward contemporary design for the 1970s, it looks like it could be right at home on the set of Miami Vice (which I am all for).

Via steampunkopera.wordpress.com

14. Surprisingly the mix of Egyptian blue, burnt orange, and white work really well together.

Surprisingly the mix of Egyptian blue, burnt orange, and white work really well together.

15. Like number 6, this has a very timeless design.

Like number 6, this has a very timeless design.

Via Flickr: 33158682@N06

16. Seriously, this is an awesome bathroom. It looks like a cross between the Playboy Mansion and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Seriously, this is an awesome bathroom. It looks like a cross between the Playboy Mansion and 2001: A Space Odyssey .

Via steampunkopera.wordpress.com

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One thought on “16 Chic Interiors from the 1970s

  1. Steven Stark says:

    #1 is Stark’s Les Damiers 27 inch carpet.

    Sent from my iPad

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