My Color of the Year a few years ago — Broyhill Premier Chapter One Lime Green — was inspired by a particular line of Broyhill furniture that was love at first site. I kept seeing this furniture referred to as “Broyhill Loewy” style — so I decided to do some research to find out more about this line, including what the heck its real name was. That part was easy. Some clicks on the worldwide web, and the name came up, seems to be: Broyhill Premier Chapter One. I was able to find photos of the line in three fabulous colors — lemon yellow, lime green and yowza orange. Above: Reader Steve sent me this ad from 1970. Woot! I digg it! Read on for more info and 35+ more photos of this technicolor dream design — in a story from our archives originally published in 2012 –>
A Lustron house for sale — and I spy: a renovated kitchen that includes Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® Rock ‘n Roll Ruby boomerang laminate countertops. It’s so nice to see this yummy red boomerang countertop in this cute historic house! Thanks to Andrea Kubachko of Urban Durham Realty, who has listed this Lustron house for sale in Durham, N.C., and to photographer Jed Gammon of Jed Gammon Photography for permission to use these photos. And thanks to Virginia, who tipped us to this house via our Facebook page.
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Do you love the look of wallpaper but prefer paint? You can have both with Rollerwall — an embossed paint roller that rolls a design onto your wall. It comes in 146 different patterns, per my count, including lots that look very retro. In fact, this product had a 1950s precursor. It’s shown below, in an ad that we featured as part of an Anne Taintor contest specially for Retro Renovation — I believe the original advertisement was for a “Sherwin-Willia
- This presentation will identify the key defining elements of the Ranch house interior: the context and significance of the interior as a component of a newly Register eligible resource; its role in the change of desirable living standards in the 1950s and 1960s; and the challenges associated with its preservation.
I skimmed and it looks great. I’ll watch the whole thing this weekend and get even smarter. Enjoy!
Nosing around flooring websites for what’s new, I spotted this new Moroccan-style “Filigree” luxury vinyl flooring just out from Mannington — note, it’s sheet flooring incorporating a 6″ tile design. This tile reminds me of sheet flooring from the 1970s — hurray for pattern finally coming back to vinyl floor tile!Heck yeah there is more →
Is midcentury modern Las Vegas “the next Palm Springs”? I think it may be! I had a fantastic time last year speaking at, then completely touring, the Nevada Preservation Foundation’s weekend event spotlighting the wonderful midcentury architecture of Las Vegas. I won’t be there this year, alas, I have too many balls in the air. But I am sad — because preservation genius Heidi Swank has really dialed up the event this year — it looks fantastic! If you’re near Las Vegas — or can zip in to make a weekend of it — this a hot ticket. For more information, see their website >> Las Vegas Home and History Weekend 2017.