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15 Rooms Proving the Best Home Design Came From the '70s

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Today in excellent and highly addictive internet offerings comes the Dry Dock Shop's super groovy Tumblr, which proffers an endless trove of "yesterday's architecture and interior design" from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. "The pre-digital age was pretty awesome and deserves to be immortalized on the web," explain the retro-inspired furniture and interior space designers. "We rescue books and magazines on their slow march towards obscurity and document the awesome images and design elements contained therein." While the tag page for every decade comes jam-packed with wood paneling, macrame, adventurous upholstery, and long-forgotten color palettes (please say hello to your old friend puce,) the photos from the '70s are, as always, an especially wacky treat. Check out 15 of the most fantastically dated rooms from the decade, below:

(↑) 1. A hip conversation pit snagged from a 1977 copy of Good Housekeeping.

(↑) 2. A slightly less pronounced pit with some serious retro-Ikea vibes from the 1976 Complete Book of Decorating.

(↑) 3. A sexy, burnt-orange delight from the 1976 Complete Book of Decorating.

(↑) 4. Another deep orange bedroom—this one appearing to be the prototype for modern-day Anthropologie farefrom the 1976 House Book.

(↑) 5. The coolest copper tub to ever grace a bathroom, as featured in Planning & Remodeling Bathrooms in 1975.

(↑) 6. The coolest non-copper tub to ever grace a bathroom, as featured in Planning & Remodeling Bathrooms in 1975.

(↑) 7. A wonderfully color-coded wall of shelving in an enviable craft room, as seen in House & Garden's Complete Guide to Interior Direction in 1970.

(↑) 8. A sunny, verdant kitchen from the 1976 Complete Book of Decorating.

(↑) 9. Sleek, low-slung living room furniture and matching walls and carpeting from the 1976 Complete Book of Decorating.

(↑) 10. A perfect, double height living room with discrete storage (for a really old TV) behind a wall of paneling in the 1976 Complete Book of Decorating.

(↑) 11. A shockingly yellow dining room table and patterned tile floor as seen in House & Garden's Complete Guide to Interior Direction in 1970.

(↑) 12. Three Bradys (maybe) enjoying a wood-paneled kids room in 1979's Remodeling Your Home.

(↑) 13. A bold ode to jewel-toned decor from 1979's Family Rooms, Dens, & Studios.

(↑) 14. An unlikely success pairing oriental rugs, cow prints, and a single cherub, as featured in 1979's Family Rooms, Dens, & Studios.

(↑) 15. And one more conversation pit from House & Garden's Complete Guide to Interior Direction in 1970. (Hey, it was the '70s!)

· Dry Dock Shop [Official site]