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Unfortunately, the home's contemporary features were buried under a blanket of extravagant window treatments and fussy trim that Simon ascribes to too many viewings of Dynasty. For help, Simon called on Kost and architect Jim Sullivan, a professor at Louisiana State University.Sullivan stripped away the errant additions, improving the home's flow and restoring its contemporary credibility.Along with the new millennium, a new generation of home buyers started to take a new look at 1970s ranches--buying them and refreshing them, while respecting their origins.
Reproduction catalogs that feature new interpretations of classic 1970s decor also are good resources when decorating a home.
Walnut or other cool, dark wood hallways led to open living areas that had wall-to-wall deep-pile or shag carpeting, in either neutral browns or bolder oranges and greens.
Dark-wood paneled walls warmed the look of a room, but absorbed a lot of available light.
Green-conscious retailers sell items made of recycled man-made materials.
Imitation leather, made from new materials, looks richer and feels softer than the plastic-based fabrics used in previous generations of interior decoration.