Thursday, July 31st, 2008

Sexy Swinging Seventies Modern: Get the Look

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I am shamelessly stealing this idea from one of my favorite blogs, Elements of Style.  I suppose it’s been done in magazines too, but her posts are what gave me the itch to try it -I just couldn’t help myself; Swingtown has one of the only aesthetics I know how to help you achieve, and it sounds too fun to pass up giving it a try! Here is some resource help if you lust after the Decker’s home:

Here are some suggestions for the open-air seating area and pool area. Modern Update: Using textured wallpaper instead of paying for expensive stonework:

Inhabit Seesaw Wall Flat, Hicks Extra Large Pendant, Fatboy Original Silver, Saarinen Dining Table 42 Inches, Vitra New Panton Chair

The Living Room: First, you need to sink it. Google “Kiva” or “conversation pit” to get a good idea of how this works. Our open school library at Ayer Elementary had a bad ass kiva with a big Ayer Apple in the background. Most 70’s schools had a kiva in it somewhere, whether the library or the “cafetorium.”Here are a few appropriate sectional sofas:Ligne Roset Togo Sofas, Stendmar Round Sectional, Serenity Sectional Sofa

Accessories: The art over the mantle inspired the rug selection. Modern Update: The Decker’s have all of the latest appliances, so naturally, today they would have a Samsung Flat Screen TV to replace the old Zenith.

Stage Floor Lamp, Sputnik Pendant, Jonathan Adler Lust PillowJonathan Adler Mod Model, Twinkle Living Brush Stroke Rug, Platner Coffee Table, Samsung Flat Screen TV

Stay tuned. In the next few days I’ll be showing you how to stock your bar, kitchen, and entryway Decker-style.

All images are linked via the notes below them to sources where they came from and where you can buy them.

About Becky:
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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