When trends happen, they can happen big. Take this '67 issue of Life magazine. Pretty nice 60's kitchen spread with orange and mustard accents and the happy family in the background. But what I noticed after a little bit was that the 'tile' in the kitchen is actually vinyl wallpaper and it's actually the same vinyl wallpaper my grandma had on her bathroom walls. Bookmarked, is an opportunity for ATLA and our readers to revisit some of the triumphs, follies and ideas from decor publications and books from the past. If you've got a great decor photo/image or design idea from an out-of-print source, please send it to la(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com, including the title and publication information.
It's not always easy to notice a trend as it's happening (and sometimes it's all too easy) but with hindsight it's interesting to see what details were used with abandon, helping to definine an era. My grandparents finished building their house in glendale in 1962 so it's possible they were trendsetters with their vinyl paper, but more likely they were influenced by the style around them (it was their Life magazine after all). Check out how current this yellow and orange mod vinyl paper from Rosie's Wallpaper Shop looks today. As my grandama always said: you give it long enough and everything comes back into style. A couple of other good resources are: ebay seller logosogol and for non-vinyl vintage wallpaper try the U-turn ebay store.