My Parents Were Awesome…But Their Decor Was Not

My Parents Were Awesome…But Their Decor Was Not

Gregory Han
Nov 23, 2009

By now many of you might have heard of the recent website flavor of the month, My Parents Were Awesome, a reader submitted collection of photos of our parents before you came along and ruined their awesomeness (we jest). Amongst the mesmerizing collection of vintage era fashions and hairstyles are a few recognizable or notable decor notes that caught our eyes that we've collected above…

Most common trend noted amongst the collection of photos at My Parents Were Awesome from a decor perspective: wood panel walls. There are a few multicolored upholstered sofas and dust collecting curtains that remind us of our own childhood suburban living room, while some great wallpapers from the late 60's and early 70's are visible in the background that may take you back to your own teen or childhood years.

But mostly it's everyday people in recognizable middle class homes (except for the occasional avant garde soul), which admittedly makes My Parents Were Awesome not so much of a source of decor inspiration, but a reminder that home is where the heart…and orange upholstered couch…is.

For a more stylish Apartment Therapy version of My Parents Were Awesome, check out Apartment Therapy New York's Aaron's My Childhood Home: Growing Up Around Great Design House Call or LA's own Abby's Mom's Home.

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