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May 25, 2020

Beautiful Design Concepts of the 1970s and 1980s

The art of living beautifully, California style, is presented in this roundup of ideas from HOME, the enormously successful Sunday magazine of the Los Angeles Times. A lively, unconventional guide, ‘The Los Angeles Times California Home Book’ (1982) inspires imaginative arrangements of living spaces, inside and out, whether your home is located in California, Kansas, or Connecticut.

These beautiful images below, are extracted from the book, give a look back at design concepts of the 1970s and 1980s. It’s interesting to see how some of these concepts never go out of style and how all styles come back around whether we want them to or not.


  1. I love the color and variety--maybe some are a bit tacky, but alive! Modern designs seem so BLAND, colorless,and mostly beige. Now it's hard to find a colorful area rug (that's not "Persian")




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