Vintage Eras That Define Home Decor

Looking to gather unique (yet timeless) home decor inspiration? Come along on a journey through the eras as we highlight key design trends, themes and aesthetics of gone-by eras. In this blog, we will take you on a visual tour of the 1920s, 1950s, and 1970s, showcasing how interior design trends have evolved over the decades – and how you can incorporate the good, the bold and the beautiful highlights of each era into your home design vision. 

The Roaring Twenties

The era of Gatsby, extravagant parties, diamonds and champagne. The 20s roared with opulent glamour and luxurious partying. The Art Deco movement, characterized by sleek, shape-centric styling (ie, lots of patterns), introduced iconic design elements that are still seen in modern fashion, art and interiors today. Think elegant mirrored furniture, geometric patterns and sumptuous, deep maroon or green velvet upholstery. To bring a touch of the 1920s into your modern home, consider incorporating Vogt’s Drava Collection. Its Gatsby-era opulence and sleek design elements are perfect for infusing a sense of luxury – straight from a 20s party with oysters, champagne and a piano player at the baby grand while guests roam around in flapper dresses and tuxedos. 

                                            [Jay Gatsby himself would have the Drava collection tub filler in his bathroom, it’s simply a fact].

The Post-War Fifties

Let’s skip over the dark history of the 40s and head straight into the celebratory mood of the post-war 1950s, a period of time that uniquely shaped interior design. With its signature Norman-Rockwell-esque aesthetic, this era ushered in the popularity of mid-century modern design, characterized by clean lines, organic shapes and vibrant colours. Vogt's Mond collection perfectly complements the aesthetics of the 50s, with its variety of colour options and fun customizations. The Mond collection’s 16 colour options (accents for its fixtures, like a kitchen faucet) can be swapped out at your leisure - so when the 50s mood strikes, you can incorporate its signature colours (mossy green and pale pinks) into your home design.

                                          [Pops of colour stand out against neutral backdrops with the Mond collection’s playful pieces].

The Groovy Seventies

The final destination on our design journey through the decades lands us in the era of bell bottoms and disco. The 70s playfully embraced colour, from funky orange and green wide-legged pants to perfectly- Cher purples and blues. Step into a 70s home in your mind’s eye by picturing shag carpets, earthy tones, macramé wall hangings, conversation pits (let’s bring these back, shall we?) and cozy bean bag chairs adorning homes. Call us crazy, but we see a connection between the Zehn Collection and the 70s. Drava is all about fabulous curves and smooth edges, perfectly complementing the sleek allure of 70s style. To incorporate a touch of 70s nostalgia into your modern home, think of adding vibrant colour pops and retro-inspired accessories (browsing the local thrift store is perfect for these vintage touches).

                                            [With its brushed gold finish, the Zehn collection faucet fits right into the hip, 70’s aesthetic].

Understanding vintage trends is an organic way to incorporate timeless aesthetics into the modern home. By adding in elements from the 1920s, 1950s, and 1970s, you can create a unique, visually appealing space that reflects your personal style and favourite throwback design inspiration. 

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