Flickr Finds: Vintage Practical Living

From a practical guide to decoration, published in 1973 by Reader's Digest, we find this vintage home shot via Flickr. We're for more of a timeless style, and this photo screams of a particular time. Nonetheless, we were able to list some lessons learned from this vintage practical guide:

  • Open shelving as spatial dividers: lets light through while storing and displaying objects.
  • Varied pads of light create "rooms" within a room.
  • We'll always like a white palette with bursts of color, no matter what the period.
  • That built-in seating looks like it could double for guest sleeping.

What do you think - what practical lessons are to be learned from this 1970's guide? We'd love to Flickr Find your present-day Montreal homes - please just label your Flickr photos with "apartmenttherapymontreal".

Photo: Frangines' Flickr photostream. Follow the link for much more from the 1973 Guide pratique de la d├ęcoration.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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