The Vintage Home #4
Here's another dozen or so glimpses inside the 1970s home.... a time when a chair swing was perfectly okay sitting right in the middle of your living room.
I must confess, I love the 70s style - it was so unique and daring. Sure, its colors were either ultra-brown or loud and obnoxious - but that's part of the charm. It's easy to dismiss as tacky; but, with an open mind, it was really interesting and fun.
The big colors were avacado and lime green, orange, harvest yellow, and all the earthtones - most notably doo-doo brown. The 70s were also the heyday of the houseplant - believe it or not, A LOT of people talked to their plants back then. There was a whole movement, in fact, of plant talkers.... but, that's for another post.
My children have never used a typewriter, and probably never will (unless they visit some hands on museum). I wrote a lot back then, and I sorta miss the ol' typewriter. It was loud, it didn't have spell check, and the paper was often hard to get perfectly straight; but, back then things didn't have to be so freaking perfect.
The image above is from a book on quick home projects. What an unattractive eyeful this is! A glass of hard candy resting beside a transistor radio on a tee tiny table on battleship grey carpet.... not a pleasant sight.
The 70s were a time of anti-tradition- out with the old, in with the new. Chairs, beds, and sofas were rethought and many of the expirmental designs of the previous decades were put into practice in average everyday homes. Thus, you have the Clockwork Orange chair and the modular bed/sofa. Were they comfortable, functional and practical? - no, but they were anti-traditional designs, so it didn't really matter.
Yes! This is what I like. The image above is everything I want in a living room. When the kids move out, that's how I want to make my own house. It'll never happen, but it's a nice dream. Love those TVs too.
I found these last four images on ebay. Check out that home entertainment center. Looks like this lucky fellow has a projection screen, hi-fi record player and a betamax. Livin' large.
The three firearms on the wall are a nice touch don't you think? In this little room, you can watch TV, sew, type, and blow away any intruders. I like it.