October 28, 2013Some Fantastic 1970’s Rooms That Cause Some Serious Shelving System Envy
Hey there! Today we have some fun rooms from a pamphlet I picked up at our local library’s book sale. It’s called Using and Creating Storage Space by Mary Jo Appel.
I thought this book has some really funky rooms in it, which you may or may not like depending on your preference! I happen to like a lot of these, and not just because I am crazy about mid-century design. I think there are a lot of cute details in these rooms like color, wallpapers and small knick-knacks that could be easily recreated right now with new or thrifted items. Plus, if you like vintage shelving systems, there are some great ones in this book!
Okay, besides the kelly green carpet (which I personally love), I thought it was interesting that they had a lot of modern furniture in this room and then that ornate desk chair with leather accents. I think it is neat!
More green carpeting, and I really like the green dishes in the hutch. I am also really into that fake fruit bowl. I think I need to get myself some fake fruit.
I love the art on the wall, the fireplace and the sofa in this one. I also like how the room actually looks lived in!
Love the wallpaper, and that little wire hen that has eggs in it.
Uhhhhhh…that shelving system. Brings tears to my eyes.
Another gorgeous shelving system – and this is on paneling!
The window shades.
Love the bright accents and those dishes. Seriously. I really like those dishes.
I love everything in this room!
Pointsetta. Wallpaper. Hello.
How fun is that kitchen floor? Plus, if you have kids you can put them in the separate lanes and make them run races.
I am pretty sure what I am taking away from this book is that I need a shelving system.
Okay, even though I have tons of storage and two bars in my house, I secretly pine for a bar like this with glass shelves. I know, crazy. But I love it.
So, did you guys see any details you liked or things that inspired you? I loved how the rooms were all a little eclectic in terms of style and how many shelving systems were shown. I love those!