If the universe gave me the choice as to which decade I could grow up in, that would be easy for me to pick. It is the exact same one that it gave me. When I was little I got to experience the fifties first hand. The atomic retro ads and signs had to have been the coolest! Our mohair davenport with geometric patterns and Bark cloth drapes. Jackson Pollack's design had influence all kinds of household accessories.
Even though I was too young to wear a bee hive up-do and a pencil skirt, I still remember feeling jealous of the older girls who did. Coming into my pre-teens in the mid 60's. White Go-Go boots, stir-up ski pants and let's not forget the hot pants were all the rage and of couse I had to have them too. Those times must have had held the magic because to this day they still hold a strong influence in design. If you were smart enough to hang on to pieces of Emes furniture or an Eichler home or anything for that matter within this era, today they now carry a high price tag.
What is your favorite decade?