Think oranges, blues, turquoise, olive green and patterns, all in softer shades in plush fabric such as velvet. Pieces from the 1960s were often finished in rich woods, with circular shapes and forms, making the home warm and inviting.

don-drapers-new-apartment1 1960s interior
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wn2186-001-001 (1) 1960s nightstands, pair
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103088-009-001 (1) Viggo Boesen, attribution lounge chairs, pair
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115033-013-001 Tommi Parzinger nightstands, pair
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60830-070-h Cup shaped Murano glass lampshade, Italy, 20th Century
Auctionata

51458802 1960s Lucite & Chrome Atomic Pendant Light
Ahlers & Ogletree

The era saw a mix in styles, with Victorian pieces sat side by side with Art Nouveau. Pop and Op art influenced interiors, colours of David Hockney's scenes and Andy Warhol's prints along with Bridget Riley's use of pattern spilled into interior design. 

92391 David Hockney Two Peppers, 1973
Shapero Rare Books

41812_0 Josef Albers, Green Op-Art Silkscreen from Formulation: Articulation
RoGallery

41814_0 Richard Anuszkiewicz, Yellow Op-Art Intaglio Aquatint Etching
RoGallery

113931-0093-h Jürgen Reipka, Serigraph in colors, Op-Art Composition, 1970
Auctionata

51456270 (1) Roy Lichtenstein, "Pyramids" Signed AP Lithograph, 1969
Ahlers & Ogletree

20150730_153514_10 (1) Ed Ruscha Hollywood, 1968
Los Angeles Modern Auctions

With the opening of Habitat in 1964 by Terence Conran and the introduction of the compact living block by Joe Colombo, design was multi-purpose and functional as well as being carefully sculpted.

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 14.14.14 A Scandinavian Modern Standing Tray, 1960
Luke Honey

125108-002-005 (1) Roberto Gabetti & Aimaro Isola Tacolo da Taeletta vanity
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123023-011-001 (1) Arne Jacobsen Egg chair
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Terence_Conran-pho_2058740b Founder of Habitat Terence Conran
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Joe_Colombo_Visiona_1_1969 Joe Colombo compact living interior design
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The 1960s can not be discussed without celebrating designer David Hicks. His rooms captured the mix of styles and eras synonymous with the sixties, from plastic pieces to rich carpets and woods.

david-hicks David Hicks
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David-Hicks-Interior-Elaborate Example of one of Hicks' bold interiors
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wr100-1320-001 (1) Josef Hoffmann Cabinett lounge chairs, pair
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877 (1) A wing back easy chair of Georgian design
The Canterbury Auction Galleries

6014319_2 Peter Murdoch's paper chair
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A fascinating design piece from the decade is Peter Murdoch's paper chair. It was designed to last no more than half a year and was decorated in Op art. As fun as this chair was, Barnebys have picked out pieces which are a little longer lasting. Inspired by the era? Don't forget to click on the item to check it out.

wr100-1503-001 (1) Ole Wanscher sofa
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wr100-1478-001 (1) Finn Juhl dining chairs, set of six
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wr100-1408-001 (1) Danish Cabinetmaker lounge chairs, pair
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wn2259-001-001 (1) Chahan Minassian La Gondola chairs, pair
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