This Dutch Home Is Like Stepping onto the Set of ‘That ’70s Show’

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(Image credit: Laura Hofenk)

Name: Laura Hofenk and 2 cats, Jisse and Jaro
Location: Wageningen, the Netherlands
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: 9 months, renting

In April 2018 I moved to this apartment with a modern anthracite [gray-colored] couch and boring gray carpet. But at some point I started collecting vintage from the ’60s and ’70s, and then I decided to go all the way with this style. Now I’m literally living like they did in the ’70s.

(Image credit: Laura Hofenk)

When you walk inside my home, you’re going back in time 50 years. I’m listening to vinyl nonstop, I watch TV in black/white, and take telephone calls from my orange ’70s phone. You will find little modern stuff in my home. So it’s not just a bit vintage, it’s ALL vintage! I collected all this in just six months.

(Image credit: Laura Hofenk)

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Seventies, sixties

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What is your favorite room and why? My living room, because of the crazy wallpaper and all the orange stuff. There is nothing modern over here. I love to chill on my ’70s couch with my cats, coffee in vintage tableware, and Queen on the turntable.

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If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? I wish I could live in the ’70s for real, for one week. Riding in an old car, without a mobile phone. I would love to wear clothing from that period and dance the way they did 50 years ago.

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What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? An awesome orange Brabantia ashtray for cigarettes. I don’t smoke at all, but hey, it’s ’70s! I have chocolate cigarettes for visitors.

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Which fictional character would be most at home in your place? The whole ABBA group, haha. They would love to be over here!

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Any advice for creating a home you love? Buy what you love. The stuff in my home is making me smile every single day.

Thanks, Laura!

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