The eclectic game room layers on the texture for a plush vintage vibe. An animal skin rug is layered on top of a sisal and patterned rug and the fur ottoman and balloon chair amp up the cozy feel of a room you just want to hang out in.
A series of vintage portraits define one of the five bedrooms in Smithfield Cottage where each room has its own unique sensibility.
Everything is fair game as a design motif, including these vintage leather flyswatters ornamenting a wall in Smithfield's downstairs bedroom. Mannequin heads perched on small antique chairs complete the idiosyncratic statement wall.
Vintage pinball machines and other game and sport-oriented decor provide the theme for this fun game room off the cozy, book-filled parlor at Smithfield Cottage.
Shirock's Los Angeles home is full of earthy browns and organic natural elements like dried flowers and macrame that give the space a very Seventies feel.
"I've always spent a lot of time outdoors and prefer the natural to the artificial," says Shirock. "I'm also a big fan of the Seventies, probably my favorite decade," she admits.
Floating shelves store bar supplies in this finished basement that's built for entertaining. A curved soffit mirrors the lines of the red quartz countertop, both custom touches that add interest and maximize space.
A curved soffit defines the full-service wet bar in this basement game room. A poker table fills out a nearby corner, and vintage pieces like an old-fashioned wall phone add whimsy throughout the space.
A retro wet bar with cosmic accents sits outside the entry to a Star Trek-themed pinball arcade, turning this finished basement into a fun party spot. A curved soffit mirrors the lines of the curved, quartz-topped bar.
A brass and glass Lindsey Adelman chandelier is the crowning achievement in this stunning dining room that also includes a striped fabric wall covering, green mohair chairs and a gorgeous custom dining table by FLO Design Studio. The walnut wood slat ceiling was engineered to hide every nail used.
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.
Retro DIY Kitchen with Low-Budget Vintage Lighting
Being thrifty also can help you find fixtures with a history. DIY blogger Dena Stormer snapped up this ceramic light fixture, from a Luby’s cafeteria, for just $40 at a flea market in Texas. All it needed was a gloss white paint to freshen it up. She made the calendar/diner sign and crafted curtains using vintage chintz fabric.
Retro Bathroom With Double Vanity, Gray Marble Tile Backsplash and Green Accents
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.
John and Anthony, from America's Most Desperate Kitchen, took a small, outdated kitchen and opened it into the living room to create an open, contemporary space that is perfect for cooking, dining and entertaining.
Pantry Created from Closet in Contemporary Kitchen
As seen on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, a closet at the opposite end of the kitchen was converted into a pantry and is concealed by a custom barn door. The sink remains in the same place, but it the old, lackluster sink was replaced with a stainless steel apron front sink with a brushed finished. All the appliances in the space, including the sink, were upgraded to pro-level appliances, creating a chef's kitchen out of an outdated, cramped space.