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Vintage design doesn’t need to be applied solely to the kitchen. Learn about the “then” and “now” trends in retro decorating, unique fashion, and furniture from the 1940s to 1980s, for both home and business. From retro inspired wall decor to the simplest of modern touches, we focus on the colors and aesthetics of yesteryear!

Wall Decals, Transfers and Murals: Damage-Free Retro Decor

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Decorating the walls of the home or office doesn’t have to require a hammer, or hard labor. While tin signs and posters are great for decorating, they limit your options if you don’t want to pound holes in the walls—something renters and dorm dwellers may not be able to do.  I certainly wouldn’t want you

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Wall Decal Clocks Make for Easy, Unique Design

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Looking for a neat way to display the time on the wall? Check out these wall decal clocks, inspired by vintage and retro modern design. The designs are easy-to-apply vinyl decals, and the slim clock element runs off a single AA battery. They’re removable and reusable, which means you can move your clock to another

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Southern Hospitality Wall Decor

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Decorating the home and business shouldn’t cost a fortune. I’m a stickler for finding decor that represents your interests while not breaking the bank. And, having lived in the deep South for a decent portion of my life, I’m officially in love with classic Southern sayings, humor and color schemes. So when a new line

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1950s Style Atomic Dinnerware

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I love the atomic era. The architecture and design is simply breathtaking. So when this atomic dinnerware hit the shelves, I immediately fell in love. Made of stoneware and melamine, this colorful starburst design collection comes straight from the 1950s. Aka Googie and Sputnik, this design also fits in with existing solid-colored tableware, including many

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1960s Design: Modern White Seating

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I’m a sucker for AMC’s Mad Men, and I’ve always adored dark wood office furniture. But there’s something about Roger Sterling’s modern white office, with its trippy walls and orange and green throw pillows, that just tickles my fancy. I’d love to have a space like this, though it would most certainly have to include

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Weekend DIY: Upcycling Cookie Sheets into Memo Boards

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I love simple projects that make a great impact, especially in the kitchen or laundry room. If you have an old, shallow baking pan, you can easily make it a functional part of your home decor. From painting to lining with fabric, these metal pans can be quickly transformed into magnetic memo boards. I found

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