The Wendl family lived in a humble home with an outdated retro design. The cousins, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri updated their home with a modern, chic look while complementing their desired retro design. The family room has been redesigned to include a fun white and mint green bar.
A much-needed home office was created by revamping a dusty garage. Retro furnishings, canned lighting and Rat Pack artwork put the office into the swing of things. Check out Sammy Davis Jr. on the walls.
Kitchens are everyone’s favorite gathering spot, and this house is no different. It’s full of personality and retro chic to boot. Mint green is rapidly becoming my personal fave for kitchen applications and I really love using artwork in kitchens too. Not only do the Stansells have two Jeff Guy portraits displayed on the windowsill, they’ve layered them with pieces that their children have created. Micah and Whitney are really conscious of continuity in their home’s design: the color teal is represented again on the kitchen island and the breadbox. Besides the nostalgic range and mixer, the counters are 4x4 tiles as opposed to one solid surface and were recently restored by Micah himself.
This modern home's white exterior color palette gives off a retro feel. A natural rock bed surrounds stone pavers that lead to the front door. On the opposite end of the home, glass doors provide access to the three-car garage.
This chic conference room boasts funky retro style with a tufted leather sofa and gallery wall of black and white prints. Midcentury modern chairs surround a long wood table for more formal meetings. Polished concrete floors complete the look.
White subway tile is used throughout this transitional bathroom for a clean-lined look. Retro-inspired wallpaper brings color and pattern to the space, while an open-base contemporary vanity is light and airy.
The POP phone lets us feel like we’re making a call in a Film Noir. It looks and feels like a classic 1950s handset, but lets you navigate your device while you are talking. The POP can be plugged directly into an iPhone and recent Apple computers; adaptors expand the options for use with any computer, smartphone or tablet.
The polished-chrome faucet with white ceramic handles adds to the antique feel of the tub. Designer Randall Waddell says, "The reflective elements of the space bring the subdued overall tone of the bathroom to life."
This home captures a retro feel with all neutral furniture, an interior stone wall and a lot of wood accents. To make the space more modern steel accents have been brought in as well as clean, hard lines on the furnishings and fixtures to promote a minimalist look.
This retro-style lounge area offers plenty of seating for entertaining. Wood paneling extends up the walls and covers the ceiling and features a contemporary light pendant. Brown leather arm chairs are paired with a large sectional couch which boasts a funky colorful pattern.
Vintage styles are making a big comeback with the help of companies like Big Chill, which developed its Retro appliance line as a fresh take on the hot colors of the 1950s, according to co-founder Orion Creamer. You can buy Retro fridges, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers in eight standard colors: Beach Blue, Pink Lemonade, Cherry Red, Buttercup Yellow, Jadite Green, Black, White and Orange. (Custom colors are available, too.)