We’re All Obsessed With 70’s Design Trends, And We Didn’t Even Know It

Happy Wednesday! A couple weeks ago Erica was snapping her “new” vintage interior design magazines, and I was drooling like a mad woman. Lucite, rattan, and glam, oh my! She clued me in on that fact that we are all obsessed over 70’s design trends, and we didn’t even know it. ERMERGERD!!!!! Seriously, she’s so right! Don’t believe me, read on my friend. 

I know I’m not breaking any news here when I point out that boho design is a “thing” right now in the design world.

But I discovered recently, that “boho” is *actually * just code word for 70’s design. So if you love boho, you love 70’s design. BOOM. Yep, it’s totally true.

A few weekends ago, I was at a vintage art book sale, and I found a stack of interior design magazines from the 1970s. OH MAH GERD.

There are some boho trends right now that we’ve all heard about: succulents, vintage textiles, woven wall hangings, macramé…but I wanted to dive in and dig a little deeper to uncover some of the boho trends that you might not have realized were straight out of the Saturday Night Fever, high-waisted jean, feathered hair loving 1970’s.

Get on board ppl, cause all of this stuff is H-A-P-P-E-N-I-N-G.

Chunky Sofas - We're all obsessed with 70’s design trends, and we didn't even know it

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Design Crush: The Rattan Hanging Chair

Last spring, I bought one of my first pieces of rattan furniture. What I like to call my entry level step into the world of boho interiors. Pretty soon, one rattan chair, turned into two. Shortly after a side table arrived, followed by another. And after perusing Craigslist, my two chairs turned into three; only to being given the, “enough with the rattan already” look.

Hanging Chairs — Vintage rattan hanging chairs are making a comeback. A seating nook that had a hold of my heart. Loving this Interior design trend. Boho styling. image via

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Design Crush: Decorating With Rattan

While perusing Chairish’s outdoor furniture selection, I stumbled upon this fancy rattan chair. The Boy had just okayed purchasing patio furniture, so the search was on. I made an offer to the seller that was soon accepted and made an appointment to pick it up. I drove a hour, walked inside his home and my heart skipped a beat, then quickly sunk. Here was quite possibly the prettiest rattan chair I’ve ever seen. There was no way in H-E-double hockey sticks this chair would be sitting outside on my patio. But what to do with it??? I had already committed to purchasing. As you all know, I kinda have a love affair with chairs. An addiction one might call it…or at least that is what The Boy calls it…and decorating with rattan was never really my thing. I mean, I did have a Franco Albini ottoman, but that was it. How would this boho rattan look with my mid-century modern clean lines. Well, I was about to find out.

Decorating with Rattan

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My Decorist Makeover Part 2

It’s been a little while since we’ve checked in on my Decorist makeover. No, no I didn’t forget. Pinky swear. I’ve actually been working on it like a mad woman. The final board arrived in my inbox the day before I left for Germany. Since I was out of the country for 2 weeks, I couldn’t order anything until after I returned. Bob, my neighbor, would have had a lot of boxes to store in his garage for me. I apologize for the delayed update. In case you don’t remember, I was presented with 2 concepts designed by Ashley Redmond, my interior designer from Decorist, and I was taking a poll from you to see which y’all liked over all.

Concept 1 kept my existing bed and added two gorgeous brass nightstands. It was light and airy and the hints of brass would bounce the light around the room. I was also obsessing over that beautiful woven chair. Here’s a peek at the board to refresh your memory.

Decorist Bedroom Makeover

Concept 2 for my Decorist makeover had similar neutral tones yet a totally different style. Ashley went with a more natural, earthy feel but still pulled in clean lines and the mid-century modern look I adored. The leathers, jutes and natural woods gave it the touch of boho that recently has been making my heart swoon…thanks to Justina Blakeney’s new book.

Decorist Bedroom Makeover

So which concept did I chose? Click thru to find out! But before that, let’s have one last look at the horrendousness of what this room use to look like, shall we? Oh and don’t forget, if you’re thinking about purchasing a Decorist package for yourself, enter the code “HIPSTER” to receive $20 off your Classic Makeover…and nope, I’m not getting anything if you use that code. We just really like each other.

Decorist Before & After Guest Bedroom Makeover

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