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.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of retro/vintage posts.
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.
I recently went to the open house for this adorable Robert Byrd-style cottage built in 1955 and kept in incredible original condition tucked away in the Hollywood Hills. There are wonderful little vintage surprises all over this amazing home. Hidden lazy Susans in an unexpected location, beyond unusual doorframes, and the coolest/most dangerous bathtub I've ever seen.
You often see home makeovers going from retro to more traditional upgrades. Which often makes me sad, because I'm BIG into retro kitchens and living rooms. But Jenn Fletcher from BlondeShot Creative took her dining room and kitchen from "perfectly fine" to "perfectly AWESOME" with retro makeovers.
This is my favorite moment in my home. And it's a good thing too, because it's the very first thing you see when you walk in the door. It's kind of a great combo of me and that guy I married — a mixture of musician, vintage, and a really weird place to put a door.