Bookmarked: Bloomingdales Book of Home Decorating

Bookmarked: Bloomingdales Book of Home Decorating

Laure Joliet
Mar 21, 2008

We stumbled upon this bible of style from 1976 at the Santa Monica Library. Some of it seemed right on for right now (like the Frank Gehry cardboard furniture) and some, as expected, was a little...extreme...

Is this too pink, or just pink enough?

The 70's were a great time for extremes--was it the drugs? Was is PTSD? Was it fun? And this cave living room is no exception. Perhaps inspired by the Matterhorn, we're curious where the abominable snowman sleeps....

We do love the classic camponibili set-up. This is an example where more is more. That red gloss is so 70's we're loving it!

Frank Gehry would be proud to have one of the only designs in the book that have held up for 30 years...

Looks like even Bloomingdales got into the swing of things in the 70's and wasn't afraid to take some risks. Would you incorporate any of these ideas into your living space now? Seen anything like it in current magazines?

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