Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Can You Dig It!?

So the 70's are back and in full effect. The fashion and furniture I am seeing for the fall is like a flash back to my childhood and reminiscent of photos of my parents in their prime. My home growing up was originally decorated in the 70's and was not updated until the late 80's early 90's so I am getting quite nostalgic. I think in my mind I always got the 70's mixed up with the 60's or the 80's, but now that it is here again I remember that there is a distinct look to this decade.

Remember the heavy wood paneling, the orange and pea green itchy heavy fabric that lined your furniture, and the prints...my goodness the prints!!!

1970's Living Room - Google Images

Charlie's Angels - Google Images

Well its all back and all the rage... and its everywhere!! This outfit by Marc by Marc Jacobs was something my mom totally rocked in the 70's. High waisted bell bottoms could make you think of the 60's but it wasn't until the 70's that these autumn colors and striped sweaters really came into fashion.

Marc by Marc Jacobs www.shopbop.com

Yesterday I walked into Crate and Barrel at One Nineteen in Leawood and this chair was displayed right as I walked in. This screams 70's from the style of the chair, to the color, to the shag pillow and carpeting.

We just got in the latest fabrics from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. Each print taken separately is not too alarming but look at them all together. Could this look anymore like my dad's closet in the 70's? (In a good way of course.)

The Tory swivel chair and the Fleetwood console by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams are totally representative of that decade as well.

Tory Swivel Chair

Fleetwood Entertainment Console

Both items available at Urban Dwellings Design

I grew up in the 80's so have always had an affection for that decade. I love the style and romance of the early 20th century and anything modern makes me drool but the 70's never excited me too much. I never cared for the fashion, music or home decor. However, today's fashion and home designers are making me rethink all of my preconceived notions. I'm off to buy a bean bag and an 8-track. Peace out dude!


1 comment:

  1. Love the 60's and 70's decor. They blend so well with modern looks.