Then: Some interiors age better than others. This living room from 1970, with its hip-looking Malm fireplace and patterned-tile floors, looks equally at home today. The only thing that might give away its era is the old TV set!
Now: Today, encaustic or cement patterned tile is making a comeback on accent walls or in a small rom like a bathroom. When decorating with patterns, it's a good idea to keep everything else simple — whitewashed floors and an over-dyed rug create balance.