Columbo was a brilliant detective tv series from the late sixties and seventies starring Peter Falk. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, it’s available on Netflix instant. Every episode is chock full of seventies styled homes for your design inspiration, if you’re into that sort of thing. Below, screenshots from “Death Lends A Hand…”
Begin with BEHR interior paint in Light French Gray.
BEHR Light French Gray
Small details make a big difference. These swanky chrome switchplates add a major splash to gray walls, for a tiny price.
Bright Chrome Steel Toggle Switchplate, $2 to $3 each
Nothing says seventies glam quite like chrome lighting. Find a good deal on eBay like this one.
VINTAGE MID CENTURY MODERN CHROME BALL CLUSTER LAMP
This CB2 chair in the perfect shade of green. Vintage inspired, yet modern and clean.
CB2 clover chair, $349
This glossy black acrylic coffee table is a standout piece without stealing the show.
Adair Black Acrylic Coffee Table, $239.99
This glass and chrome bookcase is a must. See it in the CB2 store on Broadway, it looks expensive in person.
tesso bookcase, $299
This update on the shag rug provides all the fun of shag, minus the tacky.
Jullian Ivory Shag Rug (7'7 x 10'6), $270.99
Note the Albers print in the bar’s mirror reflection. Get the look with this Joseph Albers serigraph for $150 from Allposters.com.
Homage to the Square, c.1955, $149.99
Braniff was an airline at the cutting edge of fashion and design in the 70s. From hiring Alexander Calder to paint their planes, to calling on Pucci to design futuristic airplane uniforms, they stayed true to their campaign of ending the “plain plane.”
Alexander Girard's "New Look Gate," with Herman Miller seating. Designed for the Braniff International Airlines passenger lounge at Love Field in Dallas, Texas.
In this day and age with stuffy economy flights and stressful security checks, it’s hard to believe Braniff could have ever existed.
Just another groovy airport lounge brought to you by Braniff
Luckily, many vintage remnants and reproductions still exist on eBay and etsy for those who want to keep the dream alive…
Designed by Alexander Girard, this lovely set features the BI logo engraved on the bottom of each saucer. Everything here, $29.
Vtg. Braniff Airlines Demitasse 10 Cups 5 Saucers Tray, $29
For $3.99 you can own a piece of the Pucci-clad Braniff stewardesses in your home. For dramatic effect, consider framing this 5″ x 7″ print in a much larger frame with a floating white mat.
'66 CUTE BRANIFF BABES STEWARDESS BOEING AIRPLANE PHOTO 5"x7", $3.99
They don’t make playing cards like these anymore. Designed by Alexander Girard with tons of adorable phrases and translations, the BI cards are a real treat for the card game and graphic design aficionado.
BRANIFF International Translation Playing Cards MINT, $30
Just one of many travel posters advertising BI, nicely sized and priced.
Argentina Braniff 1950's Classic Travel Poster 18x24, $9.95
A kitschy handmade switchplate on etsy features one of Braniff’s promotional designs, pretty cute if you ask me.
Braniff Airways Chicago Switchplate, $12
These sturdy glass nesting tables in brown smoke are SO SEVENTIES. For $258 and free shipping, you get 3 classy side tables that will last you forever. Use one at your bedside, one in your living room, and one wherever else you need it. For small spaces, try them in clear tempered glass for a less cluttered look.
Today’s pick, this brilliant textured pillow in golden custard at CB2. Something about its funky shape and rare color takes me back, $29.99.
While perusing some of my favorite sites for home furnishings, I’ve noticed an influx of brand new 1960’s and 1970’s-inspired designs. Sure, you can purchase authentic vintage goods, but they usually come with a not-so-vintage price tag. I’ll be posting my finds of Â super affordable modern vintage looks this week!
Overhead lighting can ruin the look of a gorgeous room, so consider a floor lamp with multiple movable lights to highlight your favorite decor.Â Â Today’s 70’s find is this Round Head Chrome Tree Lamp from Target, $79.99 and free shipping.