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60 Years of Home & Remodeling Trends Will Be On Display at the Home & Remodeling Show

Teams of NARI Milwaukee members are creating retro, instagrammable spaces for everyone to see at the NARI Milwaukee Fall Home & Remodeling Show, October 15-17, 2021 at Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center.

Here's what you'll see at the Fall Home & Remodeling Show

The '60s from Sebastian Design
Sebastian Design portrays the '60s with a “California mid-century” open concept living room.

Picture a low-slung home set in the Hollywood Hills that features natural materials of wood and stone paired with a complimentary color palette of muted greens and burnt oranges. Now, add in a long, low-backed asymmetrical couch, sleek Noguchi glass coffee table and upholstered Scandinavian chairs with wooden legs to complete the scene.

“The '60s are a fun period to work in because they were typified by a look that's clean and simple yet strikingly stylish. In fact, design elements from the ‘60s are still around in today’s open concept homes referred to as mid-century modern,” says Bob Sebastian, MCR, MCKBR, CR, CKBR, UDCP, owner of Sebastian Design in Wauwatosa.

Team 60s

The '70s from AB&K

AB&K is tapping into the opulent, over-the-top luxury of the '70s by recreating a high-end bathroom.

And, thanks to Kohler, the room will feature an oversized, drop-in black soaking tub and vintage shampoo sink. Other room appointments include black, shag-inspired carpeting, foil wallpaper, marble-like countertops and a translucent back-lit wall.

“As we were planning the space, I was able to visit Kohler and look through their advertising archives. I found one ad called 'The Bath' that really spoke to the flamboyant and bold design we wanted to portray,” says Tracy Grosspietsch, CKBR, UDCP, director of design and sales for AB&K in Greenfield. “Kohler generously allowed us to borrow some of their original pieces so you'll get to see those in our '70s space.” 

The '80s from MKE Design Build

MKE Design Build is recreating the hallowed ground of a teenager's bedroom from the '80s.

The room is inspired by the classic movie, “Ferris Bueller's Day Off,” and will feature concert posters, a neon sign, VCR, Atari game system and oak desk.

“When we started planning our space, we realized many of those who are attending the show were teens during the '80s so we want-ed to take them back to how their bedroom may have looked,” says Michelle Swier, co-owner and senior designer at MKE Design Build in St. Francis.

The '90s from Gabor Design Build

Gabor Design Build is using two classic TV shows, “Home Improvement” and “Roseanne”, as their inspiration for a typical '90s family room.

“The '90s were about family and comfortable living so that's what you'll see in our space,” says Peter Jensen of Gabor Design Build in Germantown.

True to the time, the room will feature the one furniture item that overshadowed the decade - the extremely large oak entertainment center. A plaid couch, glass-topped coffee table with brass legs and comfy décor items complete the room. “In reality, once you had the large entertainment center, there wasn't enough room for much else,” adds Jensen. 

The 00s from Renovations Group

Renovations Group is creating a living space inspired by an Italian villa in the Tuscan countryside and the 2003 film Under the Tuscan Sun.

“The 2000’s brought a rapid rise of technology and reality TV along with the desire to escape it all into the Tuscan countryside,” says Bryan Ward, CKBR, Design Consultant Manager of the Renovations Group, Inc. “We saw a rise in rich, sunbaked earthy tones, rustic elements, and Italian influences providing warmth and comfort during this time.”

The space will provide décor full of bronze finishes, warm tones, elaborate tapestries, and brown furnishings.

Plus, a Selfie Space From the 10s

Take a photo inside a modern day living room to remember your visit to the NARI Home & Remodeling Show. 


See these amazing spaces for yourself at the Home & Remodeling Show, October 15-17 at Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center.

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