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Modernist Mid-Century Clocks

Mar 24, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Stylish Sunburst and Atomic mid-century wall clocks are as popular today as they were when first introduced in the late 1940s. Clocks such as these served not only as timepieces, but were (and still are) considered wall jewelry in a home. They’re truly symbolic of mid-century style and are a focal point of a room.

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Vintage Decorating Ideas with Trending Colors

Feb 23, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Ready to refresh your decor? Pantone, the foremost authority on color trends, has released their color forecast for Spring 2015. With the intensity of winter storms that we’ve been experiencing here in the northeast, many of us are not only ready for warmer weather but are looking forward to sprucing up our interiors with decor

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Numbers & Symbols Typography Wall Decals

Aug 22, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Available in four vibrant colors, wall decal numbers and typography symbols are a great way to decorate any smooth, non-porous wall or surface. Because wall decals are displayed without putting holes in the walls, these are perfect for apartments, dorm rooms and offices as a temporary decoration. Use them for a birthday party or anniversary

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Russel Wright’s Great Contribution to Modern Living

Apr 13, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

When we sit down at the dinner table, we don’t really think about who designed the tableware – the plates, bowls and serving pieces. Chances are you purchased the table settings you use today based primarily on size, color and pattern. But as with every piece of decor in the home, a designer or group

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Weekend DIY: Another Fabulous Clock!

Mar 15, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

If you’ve been looking for the perfect way to upcycle that thrift store clock, Shelly Leer at ModeHomeEc walks us through her restyling of a Goodwill timepiece. The result is a beautiful, modern style wall clock that leaves us drooling. While this project might just take you an entire weekend, it would definitely be time

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Affordable Retro Furniture: Bar Tables, Side Tables & Lighting

May 15, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

Join Rebecca in her quest to outfit homes and apartments on realistic budgets. Last time we talked about affordable bar stools ($150 or less), so now let’s focus on accompanying tables and lighting. As you know, I’m all about sticking to a manageable budget, so I sought tables and lamps in the $150 range that

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Affordable Retro Furniture: Bar Stools

Apr 24, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  3 Comments

Join Rebecca in her quest to outfit homes and apartments on realistic budgets. Affordable Retro Bar Stools ($150 or less) I’ve been vying to decorate my place with stylish, modern-inspired furniture. As a gal on a budget, though, most hip, modern furniture is out of my reach. Until now. Enter: new lines of modern and

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Retro Decorating Ideas: 1960s Dinette Set

Jul 21, 2010 |  Retro Staff |  1  Comment

With an eye to the aesthetic of the 1960s, this Kitchen Dinette Set features four chairs in different colors, all representative of the decade. The throwback pedestal table sports clean lines and a Formica tabletop a chromed steel base. It’s a solid set that’s durable and easy to clean. The fiberglass chairs (which can be

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