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Blast From the Past

Flipping through Architectural Digest December 1979.  I love the home decor and architecture of this period.   

Townhome in Seattle–this is what I call luxe!
What a view!
Dining room
The dining room….
I still love mirrored walls…and anything Chrome…
I'm speechless about this room…..I'm including a few ads from the time too.  These really brought back memories for me..
Fabric print
Fantastic print!
Bottega vaneta
Wouldn't you kill for this vintage Bottega Veneta bag?  Fabulous!!
I always loved the Jeep Wagoneer.  Why doesn't Jeep make this again?  I would definitely get one.  This one is particularly special because it comes with your choice of 8-track or CB.  I'm going for the 8-track!  My Sharona!!!!

  • ita-darling
    March 30, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    FYI: there is a place in Kerrville Texas called “Wagonmasters” that sells reconditioned, perfectly rebuilt Jeep Wagoneers. They are GORGEOUS! you should check out their website.
    its drool worthy!

  • judy Aldridge
    March 30, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    OMG Susan!! Right here in Texas? I had no idea! I want one!!

  • Style Scientist
    March 30, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    OMG! Ma..ma..ma..my Sharona! I love this song. Haven’t heard it for ages! Turning on my iTune right now..thanks!

  • kaye
    March 30, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    1979! What a year. And everyone says the 70’s are tacky–I love the understated industrial elegance and the neutrals transitioning into 80’s/90’s minimalism. My parents had an old Jeep Wagoneer when I was growing up–it was like the perfect surf sport party on wheels meets a tricked out family station wagon. Thanks for the inspiring scans!

  • Prêt-à-Porter P
    March 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    my mother has walls and walls of AD. I like this home, masculine and luxe. The staircase picture reminds me of the home they had in The Astronaut’s Wife for some reason…

  • Kirby
    March 30, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    My mother in law gave me a huge box of house and garden magazines from the 60’s & 70’s, they are much loved to say the least!, The colour of the fabrics and prints but at the same time the simplicity of style <3.
    I love when you post about home style & decor, very inspiring. (i'm currently Over seas but looking forward to re-decorating a new home in 2010) so please keep the insperation coming.

  • brigadeiro
    March 31, 2009 at 3:42 am

    Wow, these stylish homes are so gorgeous & timeless…
    And yes, that BV bag got me drooling!

  • arline Jernigan
    March 31, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Timeless and moody. I love.
    My Sharona is about skating on friday nights.
    I have a place in my heart for any jeep. I learned how to drive stick on the cute wrangler, it was red.

  • mr. freddy's mom
    March 31, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I’m so glad to see this Arch Digest especially it’s older than my age. Thanks for sharing it, Judy.
    I love the dramatic-look of this room with dim lights.
    That beautiful view in Townhome in Seattle reminds me where I’m living right now.Though our house isn’t as luxe as this townhome but I’m happy our house is surrounded by water, from left to right we get beautiful views day and night and oceanview, breathe fresh air and Mr. Freddy enjoys watching big ships and boats passing by the ocean.
    Judy, I can’t wait to see your own Sharona!

  • Jill
    March 31, 2009 at 7:29 am

    I adore the colors…so dark and moody. Makes me want to smoke a hookah!

  • Lauren
    March 31, 2009 at 7:34 am

    I love this stuff! I browse old interior decorating books and magazines because I’m looking for a laugh, but then I always come away with ideas…

  • Ivy
    March 31, 2009 at 10:05 am

    We won’t discuss the environmental impact of driving a gas guzzler from the 70s. 😉 That beings said, do you remember when Cherokees had a Native American theme and they had some kind of NA trim? Amamzing!
    I am totally fascinated by conversation pits. I want to live in a house w. one so hard!

  • Cindy
    March 31, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I remember it so well… thanks for sharing I agree the glitz and glam still touches my heart. I have always had a soft spot for Bottega Venetta so classic and the Jeep reminds me of my first car a AMC station wagon priceless memories….

  • Sarah Klassen/Haute Design
    March 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I love the lighting and look of these interior shots – very very dramatic…gives me a feeling of James Bond, somehow. Thanks for sharing these!

  • Mary Beth
    April 4, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Thanks for posting the BV bag. I scored at the Pasadena Flea market when I got a small version of this bag. It has this amazing wood button closure. Now I know the era for the embossed leather! I was guessing early 80s.

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    But there are still many, many more trees in me! These are fun, addictive, and so endearing!