Retro TV Kitchen – The Brady Bunch
Editor’s Note: Today we’re starting a whimsical, new series of posts in which we remember our favorite kitchens from television shows of days gone by. Some of the posts we have planned will include images that are sure to pluck at many a nostalgic heartstring. We also will take a look at some more recent portrayals of the ‘heart of the home’ and if possible, may include notes and observations on the evolution of kitchen design from our design staff. You can look forward to seeing these blog posts every Thursday for the coming month or two, as our nod to the internet tradition of #TBT, or “throwback Thursday.”
No conversation of television kitchens could ever possibly omit the kitchen helmed by Florence Henderson and everyone’s favorite live-in housekeeper.
CliqStudios’ very own self-proclaimed “cabinet geek” and pop culture aficionado Dan Jones makes the following observations about the Brady kitchen:
“Owing in large part to its release in 1969, we see a little of the 60’s and lots of the 70’s in the Brady Bunch kitchen. Earth tones galore as appliances glow harvest gold, copper brown and avocado green; the brick hearth dominates as a focal point of the space. The autumn color scheme trend continued throughout the 1970’s, but as seen here, kitchens became more contemporary and darker wood tones took over. We also see the first reveal of sleek, flat, “slab” doors that went out of style in the late 70’s only to come back again in the early 2000s. Having made its TV debut a few years earlier, the open kitchen design released Mrs. Brady and Alice from seclusion, while the cook-top island enabled better camera angles. Recently developed building materials started making their way into the TV home, which for the Brady’s meant having laminate surfaces everywhere!”
Hat tip to http://verybradyblog.blogspot.com for many of the images!