Our never-ending love affair with ’70s design
When you think of past decades that oozed style, the Hollywood glitz of the ’30s or the pop-infused ’60s come to mind, but the decade that hands-down has been the most influential in fashion — and that is making a splash this spring in home design — is the ’70s.
Fashion icons like Diana Ross, Diane von Furstenberg and Bianca Jagger (in that chic white pantsuit) defined ’70s style — and fuel our never-ending love affair with what author Tom Wolfe called the “Me” decade.
In home design today, shaggy carpets, Lucite, rattan and geometric patterns are showing up in unexpected ways, and the cool grays that have dominated our interiors in the recent past are giving way to shades of blue and, yes, even beige.
Designers from Tom Ford to Marc Jacobs have reinterpreted ’70s glam in endless collections, and the spring 2020 runways were a major love letter to the best of the era.
For spring, Altuzarra’s chic suede pants and canary yellow, single-button blazer with extra wide lapels brought a fresh take, as did Victoria Beckham’s collection infused with vibrant colors and a soft ’70s vibe.
Trends — like decades — come and go, but the ’70s are here to stay.
Kardiel’s gold velvet Miranda sofa oozes Studio 54 style. $896, kardiel.com
Imola Ceramica’s Let It Bee tile collection is a fresh take on ’70s geometric patterns.
CB2’s half-dome Hanna table lamp merges chic retro style with a modern aesthetic. $199, CB2.com Jonathan Adler’s brushed-brass Nixon table is a chic nod to ’70s design. $1,424. jonathanadler.com
Altuzarra’s tailored jacket with wide lapels for spring. altuzarra.com for stores.