Ah, 1949-1985. A time when the carpet industry raked in the benefits of new polymers and a spendy populace. A time when it became vogue to cover floors — and sometimes walls — in long, luxurious carpet. Let's look back in wonder at the days of the shag rug.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of retro/vintage posts.
Meet a bullhuahua — a pit bull/chihuahua mix — who lives on a super stylish orange couch. Learn about underground automated carports, and about how squatters can take legal possession of their squats.
A collection of vintage wallpapers: some are loud and overpowering, others are just the right amount of zing. In pinks, reds, yellows, and one really powerful red, black, and white pattern.
Almost a year after its conception, I birthed my half-baked-idea baby: May 2011 was the the maiden voyage of my trusty camper Taco. My tools, a few belongings, my Zulu short spear, and my cat Sophie are with me on an odyssey through as much of the country as we can stand.
I invaded Rachel's house and gave myself a tour. When I showed up I sort of said, "How 'bout I just take photos and we'll see where this goes?"
It went awesome. You'll love it here.
A Siamese cat, a boyfriend, a girlfriend, and a glittery gold carport: these are just the tip of this bright retro Florida home.
Lindsay and Matt share their tidy retro home with two dogs in Oklahoma.