Seventies style decorating: Take inspiration from the Vinyl series to achieve it.
Learn how to introduce in your home a nod to those years in tribute to the new series, excessive and unbridled, of Martin Scorsese.
Put in a shaker the wildest rock & roll of the 1970s, the most raucous fashion in history, all the drugs and alcohol possible, and the city of New York in full artistic enthusiasm. You will have the new series of Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. A delirium that follows the aesthetic wake of Mad Men taking it to the extreme can serve as inspiration to give your home that unmistakable seventies glamorous touch. Here we give you the keys to achieving it. Serious moviegoers have been orphaned since the first season of Vinyl, the new HBO series produced by the duo Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger has ended. A must-see for rock and pop lovers, the series looks at the early 1970s music scene in New York, with contemporary art and design as a backdrop, led by Andy Warhol and the troupe of artists of the time.
It is clear, then, that in a context such as that of the music, fashion, and art of this decade, the design of the time is inevitably also a protagonist in the environments recreated by this series since the seventies were very prolific years in the field of design, with interiors full of iconic and futuristic pieces, colors and prints that still have their mark on contemporary decoration. The 1970s are portrayed in Vinyl as a way of life that was rampant and without complexes, accessible, and eager for new experiences. This feeling is transferred to the decoration of homes, where industrial style, geometric patterns, impossible color combinations, a fusion of materials, and folk and contemporary art coexisted. As in clothing, anything went if it attracted enough attention.
Intense color and geometry. Go overboard with everything, a philosophy of the time that you can apply in your decoration if you dare, of course. Who said that warm colors didn't go with cold ones? For the seventies look, use oranges, reds, yellows, ochers, and electric blues, all at the same time. Geometry is another trick you can explore without fear: circular rugs, diamond patterns, squares, waves, and hexagons. If you are afraid of mixing too much, choose a single design and place it in elements scattered around the room on plain backgrounds. If you prefer to opt for more neutral tones, you can resort to black and white. Introduce the geometric pattern on the floor or in details in the furniture and accessories, and add touches of color to the paintings. In this way, you will achieve a very pop decoration without abusing excessively flashy tones. Another composition that has remained practically intact as an icon of design and elegance is that of geometric patterns combined with tubular steel furniture, such as the designs of Eileen Gray or Marcel Breuer. The sobriety of these contrasts with the casual colorfulness of the pop elements, providing a counterpoint of seriousness to the room.
Futuristic lamps. In every self-respecting seventies living room -and this is a constant in the interiors of the Vinyl series- there is a futuristic design lamp. It is usually made of steel, glass, or any material that shines like a disco ball, extensive. The Arco lamp is an excellent example of the style that prevailed in the 1970s. Designed by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1958, it was inspired by street lamps, so it ties in with Vinyl's urban spirit and New York essence. If you can, match it with a silver table like the one in the image. Other more contemporary models that can serve the same purpose are those of British designer Tom Dixon.
Cool materials. Glass, chrome steel, and leather are a winning combination in these environments. The result a priori could transmit a certain coldness, but to warm and recharge the atmosphere, it was more than enough with the excess in the use of color. Music is the protagonist. If there is something that characterizes the 70s, it is music. The great rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath were at home in New York, along with the legendary David Bowie, Lou Reed, and the Velvet Underground. That's why your home should not be lacking in nods to the world of music. The simple idea is to frame your favorite vinyl and create a mural-like composition in a room. The album covers of the time are original works of art; give them the place they deserve. Give Pop Art a twist: put large-format pop art style paintings on your walls. But don't limit yourself to the classic Marilyn; update the style by introducing, for example, animal portraits like the ones in the image.
In Vinyl, Andy Warhol is practically a supporting actor, as he was always present at the parties and trendy bars in New York. In time he would become one of the most relevant artists of the 20th century. Therefore, it never hurts to pay him our particular tribute by placing, for example, a portrait of him at home in pop style. Get a piece of furniture bar. Maybe now we find it strange to see someone having a drink during working hours, but this was very common in 1960 and 1970, as we see in the series Vinyl or Mad Men. Although now we tend to reserve alcohol for moments of leisure, you can not miss your fetish piece in an environment of the time: a bar cabinet or a waitress loaded with bottles, an ice bucket, and a couple of glasses, like this one from Buena Pieza Interior Design.
You may not use it much, or even only at gatherings with friends, but it is a decorative element and a sign of identity of a particular era, which will add a touch of vintage style to your living room. You can buy a separate bar cabinet with opaque doors that hide the bottles or leave them insight on a glass and steel waitress table, as in the image above. Go wild. This is in case your style is a bit more hippy. Tropical murals with wild animals can give a room an overwhelming style, like this one by Colombian illustrator Catalina Estrada. Rugs and cushions in the living room are perfect for introducing elements that emulate the fur of wild animals, but in this case, never mix it with geometric motifs. Please choose one of the two options, but don't mix them. In fact, as the last tip, try to reinterpret the excesses of the 70s and transfer their essence to the present without losing good taste.