Thursday, September 18, 2008


In the 1990's, noses were turned up at any kind of wallpaper as minimalism had taken over, and it was mostly associated with Grandma's houses.
But now... thankfully designers have caught on that not everyone lives the minimalistic life, (And of course that Grandma's have the best taste in things!) and so like all things fashionable, wallpaper is now much more easy to access.
No more scrounging around opshops for rolls of leftovers that probably won't quite make it across your wall, its now available in stores! Yipee.


The problem of living in a rental property always seems to stab me in the back when great things like this happen.
There is no chance anyone else would like the wallpaper I would choose, so I can't apply to the agents with the approach of 'improving' the house.
So I came up with my own idea.

Now being a Flickr addict and wasting even more of my life in front of the computer, I discovered this group...

It's basically a collaboration of 1970's interior design and architecture, and my gosh some of it is incredible. To think some people did this!
Here are a few of my favorites...

All from Miss Retro Modern

Anyway, my point.
I have saved them all in a folder quite accurately named 'porn' and those along with about 200 other images of retro houses that I adore, will be printed out on large posters and used similarly to wallpaper but without being pasted down to create a feature wall in my bedroom. (how I will do this is still a work in progress job)
Leaving my wall of my retro house, filled with hundreds of tiny retro houses!
I hope my concept/vision works out!
If anyone has any tips, they'd be greatly appreciated as I'm no Tonia Todman!

PS: I'm having severe withdrawal symptoms from not being allowed to opshop.
I think it's due to the fact that there's a ban on it rather than the actual desire to shop. You know the whole rebellion 'if I can't have it, I want it more' idea... Yeah. Its not really working for me. 3 days to go. :)


Aussie Jo said...

Hi Trish,
as I'm 48 I have lived through that era and am not keen to go back in a big way. However I do like the retro prints on fabrics (for bags, book covers etc)
These posters are very tasteful however and would make a great feature wall, if the rest is whitish!!!

kazza said...

Trish, hi it's kazza. I wanted to let you know that I recently went to visit Tonia Todman in Kyneton at her house. She has a business from her home. If you don't already know she has a web site you can visit. Lovely lady and she was very welcoming.

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