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Parade of Homes - the latest and greatest style in home decor

Parade of Homes - the latest and greatest style in home decor

1960s kitchen Do you plan to attend this years Parade of Homes at Olentangy Falls in southern Delaware County?  Do you usually go? I love seeing how the homes are decorated,  what features are important to different builders, how similar or different the floor plans and styles are.  I like seeing "the latest and greatest style in home decor." 

I would love to go back in time and see the houses from different years.  The BIA Parade of Home decorating through the years.  The BIA Parade of  homes in 1968 was in Annehurst Village.

A comment on a 2007 blog post about Annehurst Village by Laurie said:

"I was researching the 1968 Parade of Homes and came across your info.  We live in Annehurst and live in a former Parade of Homes house (ours was #1).  A realtor in the neighborhood gave us the brochure on our's pretty interesting.  Our home had not been updated so I can tell you that the colors were avacado green, gold and brown.  Lots of dark stained wood.  Lots of wallpaper.  Nice wood flooring, "upgraded kitchen"  for the time (hardwood cabinets, bronze fixtures, slide-out shelves, wood trimmed counters).  Oh, and fake wood beams (dark wood, of course).  Hopefully I'll hit on some more info...thanks for yours."

Quoting Wikipedia on my old blog post about 1968:

"Popular Music
1960s chair
Johnny Cash performs his famous concert at Folsom Prison in California.

The Beatles launched Apple Records.

The rock musical Hair opened on Broadway


On January 22 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In debuted.

On February 19 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood started airing.

In Film  Top grossing films North America

The Graduate
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Gone with the Wind re-release
Bonnie and Clyde
Valley of the Dolls
The Odd Couple
Planet of the Apes
Rosemary's Baby
The Jungle Book
Yours, Mine and Ours

In Sports

World Series: Detroit Tigers won 4 games to 3 over the St. Louis Cardinals.

NBA Finals: Boston Celtics won 4 games to 2 over the Los Angeles Lakers

January 14 Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers won 33-14 over the Oakland Raiders

World Skating Ladies' champion: Peggy Fleming" 

Lamp in 60s roomI wanted photos of 1968 Central Ohio home decor to match the era of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Planet of the Apes and Peggy Fleming.  Avocado appliances?  Shag carpet? I really loved Laurie's response in describing their Annehurst Village home's look.

Here's some ideas on a site called Retro Renovation!  6 interiors with great ideas from the late 1960s

Avocado Oak

Wallpapered Appliances and more.... read more: 6 interiors with great ideas from the late 1960s — Retro Renovation the author, Pam Kueber writes of a fixture in a bathroom in a Moen advertisement. "Those are “persian” tiles behind – very popular in ’68, as far as I can see."    I remember "PersiWallpaper 1960san tiles..." I wonder if you can find any in Annehurst in 2011.

Parade of Homes and home decor...


New England Homes - 2011 Parade of Homes

Is Worthington Hills caught in a time warp? Was Worthington Hills a Parade of Homes neighborhood?

Mid Century Style

Photocredits: None of the photos are from Annehurst Village.  They are all from the 1960s, I think.  Lamp and kitchen are from psd's Flikcr photostream Chair is from oranges and apples' Flickr photostream and  the wallpaper is from Retromoderns' Flickr photostream





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Comment balloon 2 commentsMaureen McCabe • June 19 2011 06:39PM


It would be fun to see a decade or two of Parade models....entertaining decor from yesteryear ...have a great weekend !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 8 years ago

Parade of Homes 1968...that would be a trip back to my childhood. I remember we had a new home built in about 1962...some things very ugly, some very classic!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) about 8 years ago