The 70’s Trend Takeover

The 70’s trend has been filtering in to our wardrobes slowly over the last few years since designers such as Saint Laurent and Chloé debuted their SS15 catwalk collections featuring flared sleeves, neckerchiefs and floaty lace.

Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent and Chloé SS15 (Vogue)

Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent and Chloé SS15 (Vogue)

It didn’t stop there and now 2017 has seen the 70’s trend take over in a big way in both fashion and interiors. The original Seventies brought bold colours, prints and layering as well as the continuation of the 60’s clean lined mid century furniture. It was also the decade when Conran’s Habitat store, established in the 60’s, became a high street familiar and is still one of our favs today! In previous years to find 70’s furniture you had to be savvy and buy vintage but recently and luckily for us the high street have finally got hold of the trend and have reworked some classic style treats!

Before I share some amazing hight street steals I wanted to show you how the pros work this trend. See Dorothee Meilichzon’s (Studio Chzon) interior for new hotel ‘The Henrietta’. Sconce lighting, sludgy velvets, matching motifs and lots of brown are all reminiscent of the 70’s and have been remastered in this boutique hotel decor right in the centre of London.

Jonathan Adler has been championing the 70’s in his interiors and furniture since 2014. This house on Shelter Island (New York) beautifully combines Californian, Scandi and Japanese style all with a throwback of chic 70’s details. Vintage chairs reupholstered in contemporary felted fabric and ceramic wall tiles help bring this kitsch interior right up to date.

Never really a fan of the 70’s look myself I can’t help but be won round with these style steals! New season, new style and whether you’re discovering the decade for the first time or revisiting it from your past, sooner or later you too will be wearing or decorating your home with a little bit of retro style.

  1. Lemon Duvet Cover – Habitat – from £30
  2. Knox Retro Chair – £149
  3. String Chair – Royal £169
  4. Patch Rug 170cm x 240cm – Habitat £450
  5. Cole & Son – Contemporary Restyled Hicks Grand Wallpaper – Naken Interiors £76 per 10m roll
  6. Sadie Table Lamp – M&S £69
  7. Seville Sideboard – Swoon Editions £649

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Destination – Europe (mini break hotel) 4 Paris

Whether you’re escaping for a romantic getaway or a cultural experience, Paris is definitely one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in Europe and is admired by people of all ages.

My fourth and final hotel of my Destination Europe feature is Hotel Panache designed by industrial design hero Dorothée Meilichzon.

Set in a seven story nineteenth century corner building in the centre of Paris, this hotel oozes flamboyant character with playful prints and a timeless colour palette mixed with a retro art nouveau theme. The reception and restaurant area is decorated with a classic dark parquet floor inlayed with geometric tiles along with a modern take on art nouveau panelling finished off with a gold trim and soft velvets.

Dorothée Meilichzon’s truly unique style encapsulates every inch of this hotel from the futuristic angled mirrors that line the corridors to the decorative rattan headboards in every room.

The geometric rhythms continue with each room being beautifully styled with accents of gold and black light fittings and fixtures set against bespoke wallpaper. From single rooms to family suites, every space has it’s own unique pattern and beautiful felted upholstery for each guest to put their feet up and pause for thought while they soak up their surroundings. The bathrooms boast full size tubs and floor to ceiling tiles making it the perfect place to relax after touring the streets of Paris.

With a gorgeous website to match, book yourself in for a taste of pure Parisian paradise this summer.

I’m already looking for flights!


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