The cover of this Sunday’s NY Times Style Magazine caught my immediate attention, but it wasn’t until late last night that I had the opportunity to peruse through it. The editor’s note describing this issue’s focus, the resurgence of 70’s style glamour in interiors, was an excellent introduction to what the contents would reveal. After a long love affair with minimalist and mid-century modern décor, comfort, lush fabrics and shiny surfaces are making a come-back and I’m liking it. Being a fan of mixed patterns, textures and occasional bling, I’d like to think that our home is already taking on the “of the moment” look. Call it mid-century flair!
I collected some favorite examples of spaces that draw from the era’s opulent style. You’ll find several examples of Kelly Wearstler’s work in which she combines patterns, bold accents and vintage furnishings, a modern take on the 70’s circular sofa, a sunken living room, some authentic spaces and, from this week’s Style magazine, Gerald and Betty Ford’s iconic bedroom, updated by the current owners, but not without paying homage to their home’s original design and décor.