Guess the Decade: Sunny Rec Room Bar - The Answer

It's a total slam DUNK by the readers this time around - you guys are good!

(Click here to guess first - then jump below for the answer & more photos)
It is most definitely NOW and 142 of you guessed just that - Bravo! It was followed (very distantly) by the 70's with 40 votes and the 60's with 30 votes. A few mavericks went with the 90's (10 to be exact), with the 50's and 80's bringing up the rear with 6 votes each.

As always, there were insightful comments:

My gut says now too. It just seems like too especially collected vintage items... could be the 60s for the same reason that it looks like now is fooling us. I have been looking at too many apartments with this stuff in it, it doesn't seem sincerely contemporary with its items. Minty greenish white walls and floor? Something is telling me it's also in Europe! (Would I get bonus points?) :) - KTG

now. no doubt about it. The stools. That's what makes me so sure.-Libby


The stools and the wine bottle holder scream "now" to me.In fact I looked at the picture before I read the headline and just assumed it was someone's cool retro drinks station.
- Madsarah

the springer stools are 70's, but weren't upholstered with asymetric patches back then. most of the 60's pieces are the sort of unsubstantial things that are being past for retro-chic now, but probably would have been paired with older or personal things in a true sixties setting. those wall arrangements of coasters/ashtrays are too silly.....they would be coasters or ashtrays on flat surfaces, not a "collection". in a vintage home, the pricessa glasses would be in the kitchen, china closet, or wetbar not merchandised. the rug seems current, and some of the liquor is new.the arrangements and colors are too forced and vivid to be anything but now......though it looks so dated already. - Healthyhome

too matchy-matchy for anything but "now"! glad we all agree :)
- Skippyandebsy

The bar photo is from the 2007 Kips Bay showhouse and was designed by Amy Lau. Here are a few more pics of the room:

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Here is some info about the room from House Beautiful: The Rites of Spring Lounge - Amy Lau has conceived the 500 sq. ft. top floor as an informal relaxing lounge with a breezy Big Sur vibe. Starting with a surprising palette suggested by a Joseph Albers' painting called Formulation, the room captures the essence of spring's fresh, saturated hues — from bold citron to soothing cobalt and turquoise. The room enjoys tranquil views of the terrace visible through an entire wall of windows.

And here are some details about pieces shown in the main photo:

WALL MOUNTED CABINET IN WALNUT AND GILDED STEEL BY PHIL POWELL AND PAUL EVANS - LATE 20TH CENTURY.

CUSTOM DESIGNED WAVELIKE WINDOW TREATMENT DESIGNED BY AMY LAU AND MAKI YAMAMOTO

SET OF THREE PENDANT HANGING LAMPS IN BRASS, SCANDINAVIAN, C.1960S;

CUSTOM DESIGNED "LILYPON" ENAMEL MIRROR DESIGNED BY AMY LAU

CUSTOM EMBROIDERED FABRICS PAIR OF OTTOMANS BY JUDY ROSS TEXTILES

Congrats to all who guessed correctly and thanks to all for playing along!

Photos: House Beautiful

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