Retro Revival

If you are of a certain age, you will have grown up surrounded by psychedelic wall paper; geometric shapes and of course G-Plan furniture.  This eclectic style we called home in the 1970’s is making a big comeback albeit (I hope) in a more subdued sophisticated way!

I am working with a client at the moment who has one such G-Plan sideboard so we are creating a retro styled living area.  I will post some photo’s when it’s finished but in the meantime I thought I’d show you how to let a little bit of retro into your life without having to go all Austin Powers.  Yeah Baby!  😉

I love this colourful living space from  The red wood burning stove and the yellow Eames chair really adds some punch to the room.

Pretty in Pink.  A retro inspired dining area from via Michelle on Pinterest

LeAnn eclectic kitchen

Another from this eclectic kitchen design just oozes charm.  And check out that pet feeder!

Central Park West Apartment modern entry
A bright and beautiful hallway designed by New York interior designer Amy Lau Design
Charmean Neithart Interiors for Teen Project modern kitchen
modern kitchen  or straight out of the 70’s? You decide.
Spanish apartment contemporary living room
Mix old and new to create a modern-retro like this contemporary living room design by interior designer Mikel Irastorza
retro front entry eclectic entry
A cute little hall table from  
A lot of furniture stores now carry modern pieces designed to look aged but are brand new like this piece from


I hope I’ve given you some inspiration if you want to bring some retro in your home.  Do leave a comment and let me know what you think. If you live in the Dublin, Meath or Kildare area and need some help in designing your home, please do Contact Me!  I  offer a full range of services to meet your design needs.  Click here for more information   You can also find me on FacebookTwitter  and Pinterest.


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About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.


  1. Some great ideas there Karen, love the red stove!

  2. Isn't it fab. That and the little pet feeder.  My little westie could happily eat his dinner from that 🙂 

  3. That's great. Designs are all furnish well with retro designs. Keep it up! I want to bring retro designs to my house too.  Thanks for sharing!

  4. vintage and retro designs have always been in style, that's a fact

  5. wow, super and fantastic to read this kind of blogs….

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