Kōrero: Home décor and furnishings

The 1970s: ‘new colonial’ style (3 o 3)

The 1970s: ‘new colonial’ style

A popular style of the 1970s was a reinterpretation of colonial interiors, which was consistent with a new style of architecture practised by architects such as Roger Walker. In a reaction to modernist style it incorporated ‘rustic’ elements such as exposed brick, bright colours and 19th-century references such as the pot belly stove and leadlight lampshade. These are seen in the Wellington house of the Haimes family, built in the mid-1970s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/5325/34a-F
Photograph by Greg King

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Home décor and furnishings - Nostalgia and materialism, 1960s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/40722/the-1970s-new-colonial-style (accessed 17 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013