Flower Power: 70’s Florals Make a Comeback

Published: April 27th, 2015

In a whoosh of 70’s nostalgia, those big and bold florals and vivid colors we associate with that era are back in a big way. Modern and stylized, they lend a timeless sense of optimism, glitz and glamour to our homes and our attire. I guess fashion follows the national psyche. Perhaps the end of the Great Recession, like the winding down of the Vietnam War and Watergate in the 70’s, evokes a sense of relief and renewal best symbolized by florals.

Whatever the reason, the resurgence is striking. Here’s a fun look at how 70’s fashion is being translated into present day furnishings and fashion accessories.  Hard to know which is 1970 and which is 2015!


floral print dress 1960s 1970s design inspiration



floral print fabric outdoor design
Olvera Pouf by Missoni Home
















1975 style and fashion



baby mayflower chair by roche bobois
Baby Mayflower Chair by Roche Bobois















Delicate floral print dress, Burda International FallWinter 1974 design


garden club stanford lucite chair
Stanford Lucite Chair by Century Furniture














caresse bridal gowns design inspiration




kami floral print bag
Marimekko Kami Bag
















Contemporary Floral Designs

Here are some contemporary takes on 70s florals that caught my fancy.

Start with this Ivanka Trump palm print pump. Like walking through a garden!

ivanka trump tropical palm print pump design

Interested in a floral wallcovering with a touch of glitz? Flowers by Andy Warhol from Flavor Paper does the trick.


flavor paper andy warhol wallpaper


And when it comes to lighting, I love this Discoco Pendant sold at Lightology that raises floral to new heights.


discoco pendant design inspiration

So enjoy the new take on 70’s florals —while I turn up Gloria Gaynor on my 8-track!