Time for another look at those homes of the seventies. So easy to make fun of, yet secretly admire. I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little tired of the current trends in home design and decor. Watch the Home and Garden channel for a couple minutes and you'll quickly see the gold standard in 2010 homes: an open floor plan, no wallpaper, a garden tub, a double sink in the bathroom, a walk-in closet, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, blah, blah, blah, blah.... I'd go on, but I'm falling asleep just talking about it. Say what you want about the 70s sense of taste - it was at least interesting!
One thing that has gone completely out of vogue is wallpaper. In the 70s, not only was it popular, it was loud and obnoxious. Check out the wallpaper in this classy pad! The fireworks exploding outside can't compete with this wallpaper - you hardly notice them amid the floor to ceiling flora.
This one is an all time classic. The focal point of the room is a toilet seat! Even worse, it serves as a picture frame of the kids! I understand the people of the seventies were extremely environmentally conscious, but this seems a bit extreme. Seems like this could have been recycled in another way.
Once upon a time, every home had the "off limits living room". The room where no kids were allowed to play, and no one dared eat or even pass through with shoes on. Often, the furniture was covered in plastic, so when you sat on it, you'd instantly sweat and stick to it. Thankfully, the plastic was removed when guests arrived.... usually.
Can't say enough good things about this little sneak peak into the livingroom of the seventies. Not sure what Napoleon Dynamite is selling to these cougars, but it looks like they're buying.