This is Offbeat Home's archive of retro/vintage posts.
It's easy to get wrapped up in trying to make your home perfect and coordinating and sticking to one certain look. I've tried for so long to stick to certain colour schemes, or a certain really specific look, and I was never completely happy and also could never get it quite right. Finally, I figured out that you shouldn't have to pick one thing you love and apply that to your decor, but instead apply everything you love to your decor. Like in my case I love kitschy, vintage things, as well as crafts and DIY, then mix in some Star Wars and dinosaurs and there you have it! It all combines to create a very kitschy, eccentric look.
If you have room, you have to do me a favor and take advantage of Retro Planet's free shipping deal on their retro diner booths. Wanna take a few measurements of your breakfast nook, or maybe your game room, and then check out some of these awesome booths? If you promise to get one of these and let me live vicariously through you, I'll show you my dream booth. Lookie…
We've seen geodesic domes, yurts, and yomes on Offbeat Home, but I think this is our first circular home. This house has been contemporarily restored on the inside, but it still has the unique distinction of being built completely around a pool with a retractable roof. Yeah, it's pretty awesome. See for yourself…
Behind this Rolling Meadows, Illinois home is EXACTLY what I would imagine every famous Hollywood starlets' home looked like. So let's don our sheer pink nighties, fluffy mules, and take a trip back in time to the girliest home (and OMG, bathroom!) I've ever seen.
I am losing my shit over this impeccably restored period home in Denver, Colorado. Not only is the home a mid-century modern dream, but it's been decorated — inside AND out — in color-blocked, Mondrian-style, using a Skittles palette colors of bright reds, yellows, greens, and oranges.
If you'd like to be schooled on color-block decor, come drool all the fuck over this 1952 ranch home.
As you have probably noticed by now, I have a raging vintage home boner that keeps me searching the internet for "homes with original details" porn. I got excited when I first glimpsed this spectacular boathouse built by renowned architect Harry Gesner in 1955. >But then, upon further investigation, I see that it's actually super tricked out with modern accents, in, um… interesting ways.