Monday, December 30, 2013

Can Your Home Do The Hustle -Yes It can!

My Project Decor

Yesterday I obsessed a bit over 70's Fashion as seen in American Hustle! Today I was thinking about 70's home style, and how not all of it was avocado and gold! I must admit that the 1970s was challenged by the old saying too much of a good thing is..well too much of a good thing! Yet, there where pieces of furniture, art and even wall coverings that were great and still can look fabulous in todays eclectic interiors! Let's not forget that some of the coolest designers reigned in the 70's, such as Albert Hadley and David Hicks!
There was a surge of bold colors, use of fur and shag and pop art galore.  1970's brought Brutalist to light and there is really nothing brutal about it at all!  I searched my favorite antique site-1st Dibs for iconic  pieces that were found in upscale  70's interiors that could still look totally cool in 2014!  Do you have any relics or favorites from the 70's if so let me know.  Enjoy my finds!

Albert Hadley 1970's iconic interior.  I think we can see that we have taken a cue from this past decor and brought it to the 2000's ! Notice the Chevron, Turquoise, Tribal, Chinoiserie, Fur, etc! Yes, this room was hot then and could still be considered hot now!

Grasscloth a hot trend then and still hot today! Phillip Jeffries!

The quintessential funky rug- cool but a bit too funky for me!- 1st Dibs!

The Beni Ouarain of the 70s is a hot rug today!

Brutalist sofa- So Swanky! !st Dibs!

Lotus and bamboo, hot in the 70's and definiteley here to stay!

Brass Garden seat always adds personality to a space! 1st Dibs

Awesome floor lamps- 1st Dibs

Lucite Game table-, backgammon anyone? 1st Dibs

The classic waterfall lucite or acrylic table, still a top seller today ! 1st Dibs 

Sheep skin Chivari chair, how cute at a dressing at a vanity or dressing table! 1st Dibs

We all love a fab Bar Cart! Leave it to 1st Dibs to have this baby!!

Burled Walnut waterfall cocktail table , I love it and want it now! 1st Dibs

Love the upholstered arms and legs I would take these any day! 1st Dibs

Graphic bold art was the rage and still mixes well into todays vignettes! 1st Dibs

Love the tribal feel of this piece!1stDibs

Hmmm, I think Ive seen some reproductions of this beauty in my travels, this may be 1st Dibs but check out Arteriors Home for some great alternatives!

Airplane motif was very popular and I would still love to see one of these grace a man's desk!

Great buffet from 1st Dibs!

I even have a few pieces from the 70's......
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My lucky find on Ebay-Thayer Coggins stools that I reupholstered in the late great Summer Hill turquoise linen fabric! I also found the 1970's large brass moroccan table below and a fun thrift shop!

What do have from that era anything fun? Let me know!


  1. I love this post! That second room is amazing!


  2. Loved the style in that movie. Set decor was fantastic. I have a brass and glass, with a Greek key, coffee table from the 70s. I got it from a neighbor and recently found it on a website called Charish for $2200.00 marked down to $1100.00. No matter what the cost, I'm digging mine.
    Fun post!

  3. Just pulled out from the basement and polished up my Grandmother's Moroccan brass table for our nautical themed TV room here in Boston. Can't wait to see this movie. Great post!


    1. Thanks for popping by the blog! I bet you have some fabulous finds in the basement of yours!! Tried to follow you on blog but its stuck so I am following you on Pinterest!! Have Happy New Year!!

  4. What a creative post. I'm loving the light fixtures and thing we'll be seeing more of pole lamps in the future. your house looks great!

    1. Thank you I agree definitely will see more of those lamps for sure!! Have a Happy New year!!!

  5. Great post! I'm a huge fan of all of these glam 70's "trends", the lucite especially!

  6. Lucite & Brass. Well done. Do the hustle...

    1. Than you for stopping by I cannot wait to check out your site for Modern eye candy!!


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