March 2, 2010Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Jan’s BH&G Fabulous 60’s Decorating Ideas
Thanks, Jan! These Better Homes and Gardens books are always such fun. They sometimes go over the top, but I always love looking at them!
This week’s post is about the furnishings and decor of 1967. Although the late Sixties are not one of my favorite times of Mid-Century Modern, I keep an open mind.
The pictures I’ve chosen is from Better Homes & Gardens Home Furnishings and Ideas Magazine of 1967. You’ll see where colors become vivid, fabrics and draperies are heavy, darker woods are used and the trend is Mediterranean mixed with Modern, Colonial and “Early Orange Crate.”
Wow! Who needs a morning caffeine jolt when you can get jump-started with an in-your-face shot of bold color!
The headboard in this picture was made from the sides of a discarded bentwood rocker. MCM fans do something similar by searching, finding, buying and recycling unwanted furnishings and decor into our homes.
Notice the modern coffee table in the midst of Queen Anne furniture and African statues.
Rugs and carpeting are colorful, plush and shaggy.
The heavy fabrics and dark woods are the complete opposite of the bold colors. One could easily curl up on the sofa and fall asleep
This picture combines bold colors, patio furniture (the coffee table) and artificial grass (grass?) for the area rug.
The bright colors and mish-mosh of elements are a far cry of the simplicity of modern style.
What are your thoughts, gang?