I went to see American Hustle over the holidays. I LOVED the movie — the story — the actors — and yes, the interior design. Production designer Judy Becker (who also did Hitchcock — 34 photos here) did an amazing job recreating 1978 home, office and hotel interiors. To learn more about her process, I read the detailed production notes (in complete form, below) and this interview. Becker says, “…The themes of American Hustle added several layers that made the project especially intriguing: because the characters are running a con, the designs would not only show who the characters are, but who they are pretending and aspiring to be.” Yes, now that I read Becker’s explanation, I see how “artifice” and “ambition” are conveyed via the interior design. Moreover, the whole thing is outrageously glamorous. There’s a lot of foil wallpaper — there’s World of Tile tile! — and there’s feisty Jennifer Lawrence. LUV IT TO THE MAX! Read on for lots of juicy interesting stuff and 21 photos! Full captions and credits for each of the photos included in the slide show and for the photos shown in this main post, at the end. Heck yeah there is more →
Our realtor friend Jeffrey Hogue is at it again — sharing his photos of yet another awe-inducing retro time capsule listing with the appreciative Retro Renovation tribe. This time, the home is a warm and inviting 1978 ranch in the forest, located in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania. Heck yeah there is more →
If you love a mix of rustic elements and bold pops of color — like this red tiled bathroom — then you’ll flip over this fantastic 1970s time capsule house in Norfolk, Virginia — a tip sent to us from reader Elizabeth. It’s listed for sale by Tony London/Prudential Towne Realty, with photos by Rosalind Boyle/Virtual Tidewater Photography and Virtual Tours. This swingin’ 70s pad is full to the brim with special details — exposed wooden beams everywhere, multiple spiral staircases, lava red tile in the kitchen and bathroom, shag carpet, intricately carved wooden doors and mile-high draperies.
This stunning 1979 time capsule ski chalet in Ontario has a fabulous open layout with walls of windows to magnificent mountain views. Cool mid century details can be found around every corner — including a freestanding orange fireplace, a smoky bittersweet orange built-in sofa sectional, gorgeous tile and vinyl floors, and even a suit of armor to guard over it all. Thanks to reader Matt who alerted us to this groove pad — currently listed for sale by Diana Monteith with Remax.