The clean white design of this reading nook creates a calm place to sit and relax. A graphic rug breaks up the stark coloring. A retro-inspired chair with a matching ottoman is decorated with a Fornasetti pillow, and a panel of abstract art adds yellow to the design for a pop of bright color.
John and Anthony liked the style and design of the original farmhouse cabinets, but they thought the kitchen could use some color, so the Kitchen Cousins decided on these sky blue retro looking appliances to add the color they were looking for.
The homeowner wanted a retro kitchen with modern conveniences, and Jackson Design and Remodeling delivered with a sunny, yellow space that straddles both the 19th and 20th centuries. Buttery yellow appliances, tile and flooring recall the past while providing all the function of today.
Atlanta designer Danielle Rollins' garden is an instructive study in navy and white, a pared-back color palette that gives her space its retro, tailored feel. That color scheme is carried through in Chinoiserie containers, crisp white trellises and accents like throw pillows and whimsical painted trash cans which create design continuity.
There's a retro color influence in this cool kitchen design. Yellow, black, gray and white tiles are mixed in the backsplash above the thick stone countertops. The upper cabinets feature frosted glass doors with interior lighting. A stone island matches the countertops and supports a handy cooktop.
Concrete floors and gray tile walls add an industrial touch to this bright and spacious kitchen. Light wood cabinets pair with white waterfall countertops for a sleek, modern design. Retro red and white barstools add a fun splash of color and interest to the space.
The lounge area of the great room includes an L-shaped sectional sofa in a rust tone with bronze legs, paired with a round concrete and wood coffee table and two retro-style armchairs. This enticing space with amazing outdoor views was designed for casual conversation and easy entertaining.
Green pattern decorations accentuate the retro influence in this bathroom design. A double vanity set up features his and hers gray sinks, mirror medicine cabinets and a distressed cabinet base. The small marble tiles of the backsplash compliment the floor tile. Green accents brighten the mood and look to finish off the design with a touch of fun.
A favorite spot to escape the Texas heat, this backyard retreat is fun and eclectic. The design team used a retro yellow-and-white umbrella near the pool that brings a burst of bright color. Modern chaises extend right into the water, with a functional side table perched between.
Sometimes designers re-upholster a tabletop, to save money and get a certain texture. This table's design can be replicated by cutting a piece of wood, wrapping it in burlap and securing it to the top of the table, and lacquering it. “It gives you a great look that’s retro, but warm,” says Atlanta designer Michael Habachy.
A lavender wall provides a soft backdrop for the white details in the contemporary bedroom. A fuzzy rug, plush bed coverings and a retro-inspired nightstand add brightness to the room. A lovely black lamp, black and white photography and a metallic throw pillow add personality to finish the design.
Positioned between the living and dining room, this striking wood piece functions as a room divider while offering the usefulness of a bookcase. Its geometric design has a midcentury modern feel to it, echoed in the retro olive walls.
The homeowner wanted a retro kitchen with modern conveniences, and Jackson Design and Remodeling delivered with a sunny, yellow space that straddles both the 20th and 21st centuries. The traditional concept of a checkered floor is given a modern update with an irregular pattern, and brand-new, vintage-inspired appliances complete the space.
Gray and white hexagonal tiles fit together to create a full-wall backsplash in this retro inspired kitchen design. Floating shelves show off personal decor items as well as easily accessible dishes for everyday use. Dark yellow-brown bar chairs compliment the woodgrain finish of the lower cabinets and help ground the bright atmosphere.
Yellow and gray patterned curtains pull back to let in natural light over the gray-brown sectional. Throw pillows compliment the curtain colors and decorate with a mix of patterns. A three-leg coffee table beautifully suits the retro vibe of the design and leaves plenty of open floor space for a comfortable finish.
To add a unique architectural element to the screened porch designed and built by Innovative Construction, metro Atlanta homeowner Jonathan Berger was inspired by a fan he saw on the HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire." He found the Duplo-Dinamico rotational ceiling fan by Matthews Fan Co., and chose the black finish because it looked more authentically retro and matched his home's exterior accent color.
Bring in a retro vibe to the reception with vinyl records for guests to sign. Metallic permanent markers such as gold and silver work best for readability. Enjoy listening to your favorite tunes from your autographed records or display them in a fun way in your home.
The contained nature of a small urban courtyard gives you a huge opportunity to bring in a cool feature. Cultivators Design and Landscape purchased the orange container and retro-fitted a fountain around it for a custom industrial fountain. A fountain also can be cheaper than a waterfall. You can re-create the look as a DIY project using a garden pot you already own or hunting at yard sales.