10 retro interiors from Dezeen’s Pinterest boards show the 70s are making a comeback

Pinterest has named retro interiors and 1970s furniture as one of its fastest-growing UK trends for 2017, so we’ve picked out 10 examples from our Pinterest boards that borrow inspiration from the era.

Rehabilitation of three apartments, Portugal, by Atelier in Vitro

Architecture studio Atelier In Vitro wanted to complement the character of this 1940s apartment block in Porto, by restoring parquet and marble floors, and adding mid-century furniture.

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Olivier’s Barbican flat, UK

This home featuring shag rugs, orange hues and mid-century furniture features in a book by Anton Rodriguez documenting 22 homes at the iconic Barbican Estate in London.

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Casa AB, Spain, by Built Architecture

Geometric tiles add a retro feel to this 19th-century Barcelona apartment, which local studio Built Architecture has fitted with contemporary oak cabinetry and matching floorboards.

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Via Solferino exhibition, Italy, by Dimore Studio

This year, Dimorestudio based its Milan design week exhibition on art-deco influences and 1970s interior styling, adding a room that featured a thick carpet, an abundance of plants and oversized sculptural seating.

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Padival House, India, by Anahata

Anahata took a back-to-basics approach for this open-plan residence in Balgaum, India, by arranging rooms around a central courtyard and adding geometric floor tiles.

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Tin House, UK, by Henning Stummel

This self-designed house by Henning Stummel features a colour heavily associated with the 70s – orange. Vibrant walls and cabinetry complement the external weathering-steel cladding.

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Garden House, Canada, by LGA Architectural Partners

Warm accent colours are contrasted with stark white walls inside this trapezoidal house by LGA Architectural Partners, which has been optimised for framing its owner’s art collections.

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Oscar Freire apartment, Brazil, by Claudia Bresciani and Júlia Risi

An eclectic mix of furniture and plants feature in this open-plan home and studio for a São Paulo-based illustrator, which has had its original flooring restored by Claudia Bresciani and Júlia Risi.

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Casa Flora, Italy, by Diego Paccagnella

This holiday apartment by Diego Paccagnella combines contemporary furniture with elements of a traditional Venetian house, employing dark wood, jewel-toned ornaments and tropical plants.

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Jackie Bar, Finland, by Studio Joanna Laajisto

Designed to reference a 1970s Milanese bar, this Helsinki interior by Studio Joanna Laajisto features a palette of dark green paint, tan leather upholstery, dark woods and marble.

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