Wednesday, June 22, 2011

60s ranch-style furnishings

I recently watched the original Parent Trap movie and I couldn't help but notice how kitschy cool the Napa House was furnished. It sort of reminded me of my grandparents' home back in the 1970s when they still had many of their 1960s furnishings.

First off, I'm loving the openness of the Napa House. How cool would it be to have a living room entry that's as spacious as this? I'm loving the stone walls and dark wood beams. The heavy, dark wood furniture is a nice complement to the big open space.

White furniture and light earth tones helps give space a lighter, more feminized feel. I wonder if that circular table is made of stone? My grandparents had a similar coffee table. Round, big and heavy, it was made of carved marble. Sigh... what I would give to have that table now.

I've always loved narrow feet on furniture. I think it makes the piece so much more elegant.

As a teenager, I would have loved having this as my bedroom. Heck, I'd love it for me now. The lamps, the ornate headboard, the white furniture with gold accents. So fun and feminine.

This hanging vanity is genius! The gold chains give it a nice touch. I can totally see using this idea for my daughter's room when she gets older.

While I'm not completely sold on the color schemes used here, I think the overall design idea of the Parent Trap set is still so relevant today. A change of color palette could be all that's needed to completely update the look.


  1. That living room is a perfect mix of ranch and Palm Springs. Great post:)

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