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May 14, 2014

Individuality! Better Homes and Gardens July 1962

by Andrea

Today’s home decor trends often seem to be about everything looking the same, which isn’t my personal cup of tea.  So, I really liked this spread from the July 1962 edition of Better Homes and Gardens about encouraging individuality in your decorating.  Let’s have a look. (Click on any of the pictures for a larger view)



I am totally digging the gorgeous blue in combo with all the wood in the picture on the right.



The green and white sunroom on the white here is total perfection.  Love!



I absolutely love the basement bar on the top right.  It is so colourful and bright with the white that you would almost never know it was a basement.  The secluded patio setup below it is also totally serene and lovely.



So many awesome things on this page!  The blue porch is so totally inviting.  I am totally loving the fantastic bright colours painted on the carport – works very well with the wood and spruces it right up.  And Oh My Goodness – this yellow metal kitchen island might be my dream kitchen addition!  So fantastic!



If I was any good at all with houseplants, I would totally consider doing something like this indoor garden.  Great for all of you who have those awesome planters built into your houses!  However, I must admit, I am questioning their made up word “Bizazzz” here.  Busy pizzazz?  Why three z’s at the end?  This might remain a mystery!

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6 Responses to Individuality! Better Homes and Gardens July 1962

  1. Lynne Reply

    May 14, 2014 at 9:22 am

    July of 1962…is there a little boy and his dog on the cover?

    • Andrea Reply

      May 14, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Hi Lynne – yep, there is.

  2. RangerSmith Reply

    May 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I see milk glass in the 1st picture.

    • Andrea Reply

      May 16, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Yes! There is definitely some milk glass in the first picture – good catch!

  3. Sara In AZ Reply

    May 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Love, love, love that basement bar…..and you are SO right – that sunroom IS total perfection!

    • Andrea Reply

      May 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

      I think what I love most about that basement bar is that it is so bright and cheery!

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