The latest homewares trend takes us on a trip down memory lane, right back to the 1970s. Trust us, all the cool cats are doing it! The Block judge and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Living Neale Whitaker for one is loving the revival of the ’70s style. “It’s a much-maligned decade, yet one that continues to intrigue and influence us in fashion and, more than ever, in our homes,” he says in The Sunday Telegraph. “When you flick through the pages of [interior designer Babette Hayes’] Australian Home Decorating, published in 1970, what strikes you is how modern it all feels.” According to Neale, it’s easy to seamlessly integrate ’70s style into your contemporary home. Think leather sofas, bentwood chairs and a colour palette that includes orange, red, ochre, purple and aqua (but excludes mission brown).
On a wider scale, we’re witnessing a comeback of groovy homewares reminiscent of the freedom and individuality of this decade.Wooden furniture and lighting feature alongside bold and colourful accessories, such as textured cushions and apothecary-style candles. We’re digging the hanging plants and clusters of pendant lights, however we’ll happily have a hemp rug in our living space in favour of the infamous shag pile any day.
Catch you on the flip side!
- Blue pansy ceramic hanging planter, $49.95
- Ceramic sky planter, from $45
- Grandelier pendant light, from $290
- Cueball green knob, $12
- Orla Kiely multi stem cushion, $99.95
- Tan leather woven cushion cover, $149
- Orla Kiely mug in linear stem, $19.95, matching quilt cover also available
- Nordic side tables (set of 2), $750
- Geranium weave rug, $695
- Apothecary glass candle, $74.95
- Bottle & bishop timber vases (set of 3), $550
Top image via Pinterest.
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