Looking for sleek, classy, non-tacky interior design inspiration from the 1970's.
I am moving from a studio to an apartment with actual separate rooms soon(!) and am ecstatic at the thought of being able to create an actual design scheme (the fact that I've recently started an interior design program doesn't hurt either!)
I have a vague idea of what I want to go for but I can't quite fill it out in my head.
First, I finally inherited a piece of collector's art from my mom that I coveted for years; you can see it here
*. (For anyone that doesn't know, Chez Panisse is a very hip, famous restaurant in Berkeley and basically the birth of California cuisine). Anyway, it's from 1973 so I kind of want to shoot for that.
Also, when I was little we had a really amazing giant arc lamp that was kind of 70's-ish too so I'd like to incorporate something like that as well (similar to this
I think "1970's design" prompts horrible images in most people's heads, but I just know there is a way to make it look cool. I want to avoid the whole neon thing (I associate that more with 60's anyway but maybe it's just me)--going for more of a muted palette. I've tried to look to period films for inspiration--"Blow" had some good ideas, as did "Boogie Nights" (although I'm trying to avoid the whole Asian motif that was popular back then--nothing wrong with it, just not for me).
Design websites with an emphasis on the historical would be awesome (I've pored over my usual go-to blogs and such but haven't found anything yet)--as would pointing me in the direction of more 70's-era movies that maybe I haven't thought of/seen....Really, anything. I've tried Googling stuff but haven't had much luck. Thanks in advance--let me know if you need more info!
*This particular piece is actually sort of in the Arts & Crafts style, which followed, and was inspired by, the Art Noveau movement (my favorite!!) so if anyone can find something that melds A&C/AN AND the 1970's you will get 10,000 bonus points!!