1950s – 1960s
The 1950s were right in the middle of the first American boom. TVs were just becoming popular and new electrical powered kitchen devices were taking over. This seems normal now but back then this completely changed the way we used our homes and socialized as families. With the post war boom of the 50s it was out with the old and in with the new, whereas the 60s were all about non-conventional thinking, wild bright colors and free expression.
1970s – 1980s
In the 1970s we saw some of the first contemporary styles becoming popular with the introduction of clean smooth surfaces, acrylic materials and brighter colors. Towards the end of the 80s you did see a rejection of the bright colors but contemporary style was here to stay.
The 1990s had a huge focus on sleek designs with soft color palettes. The internet had become main stream at this time and you could consider this era the beginning of the modern digital age. Interiors definitely reflected the new merging of technology into the living space. Living room furniture became larger since it was much more of a focal point than ever before.
2000s – Present
Since the beginning of the 2000s we have witnessed technology take over more of our lives than ever before but the interesting thing is that classic furniture designs have made a huge comeback into the home. Contemporary style is still very popular but we are seeing more and more people embracing classical or mixing contemporary and traditional together.