How fun were the conversation pits of the 1960’s and 1970’s?
There’s something about these socially intimate spaces that is just so appealing.
When House Crazy Sarah thinks of vintage conversation pits of the 1960’s and 70’s, she envisions wild sex parties with long-haired men and women and lots of old fashioned pot smoking. You?
Look at the yellow shag in that pit! You practically need a lawn-mower to maintain the darn thing.
The oranges, yellows, greens and browns were all about earthy togetherness.
Speaking of earthy, some conversation pits were right out of nature:
The pit below seems to be almost a bed hybrid:
These vintage conversation pits all have one thing in common: they are dark and rather cave-like.
But let’s look at some contemporary conversation pits!
There has been a definite shift in the color palettes of modern times.
Light and bright with pops of vibrant color!
These are still great gathering spaces but they tend to let the outdoors in, rather than being den-like and dark – 70’s fashion.
House Crazy Sarah hopes you’ve enjoyed this tour of fabulous old and new conversation pits.
They’re probably not ideal for these times of social distancing, but the whole socializing/entertaining thing will come back around again – sooner or later!