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Interior design trends 2024 – Get the 70s revival trend at Flea Circus, Newcastle

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The 70s revival trend is in full swing, bringing back the dopamine-boosting style that’s perfect for making our homes look and feel fantastic.

Prepare to be transported back to the 70s, a time of vibrant colours, glossy textures and fun shapes. Think wonderfully textured and natural materials, colourful ceramics, and rich, deep tones that add an elegant touch. This isn’t your grandma’s 70s style, but a modern twist where the patterns and materials are reimagined to elevate a whole new look.

For a stylish 70s flair that’s on point without going overboard, choose a few pieces of 70s tech – from vinyl to statement retro clocks. Picture warm earth tones, splashes of colour and bamboo and rattan designs.

And where can you find these iconic 70s pieces? Roll up, roll up to Flea Circus, Newcastle, where the past meets the present in a whirlwind of vintage charm and contemporary flair. Homed in the heart of Sandyford, Heaton and Ouseburn, Flea Circus is Newcastle’s favourite small retailer, a title it proudly won in the People’s Choice Awards.

Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a kaleidoscope of colours, scents and treasures. Over 40 local independent makers and sellers, known as the Fleas, fill every nook and cranny with retro furniture, lighting, art, vinyl & electronics, alongside rails of quality clothing and handmade jewellery. Each piece is carefully curated to bring that unmistakable vintage vibe to your home.

So, if you’re ready to get the 70s flair (no pun intended), Flea Circus, Newcastle, is your go-to spot for adding a touch of nostalgia with a modern twist.

HLN TOP TIP: Flea Circus is proud to be partnered with The Vintage Source (@the_vintagesource on Instagram), so if you’re looking for a specific item for your home or business they’ll find the perfect vintage piece for you.

GET THE LOOK…

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RETRO-CHIC

Vintage Revival – Murano Glass Bubble Vase: £65 & Russian Doll: £22

Boro Antique – Pair of Norwegian Blue Vases: £60, Cup and Saucer: £6

Etch Interiors – Ercol Sideboard: £395, Pair of Vintage Orange Wicker Chairs: £280, Large Teak Mirror: £120 & Nils Jonsson Sideboard: £1350

834 Antiques & Interiors – West German Vase: £40, Bamboo Table: £45 & Bamboo Screen: £65

Nick James – Oak Lamp Base – £45, paired with Lottie’s Hoard – Red Retro Fabric Lampshade: £40 & Yellow Retro Fabric Lampshade: £80

Lottie Mae’s Vintage – Teak Starburst Clock: £135 & Teak Elephant: £7

Audable Hifi – Rotel Turntable: £95

Spinning Superiority Records – Vinyl: Various prices

Amy Pearson Design – Artwork (A2 Size): £49

Mia Loves –  Pampas: £2 A Stem & Spanish Moss: £18

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MAXIMALISM TO THE MAX

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Lottie Mae’s Vintage – Smoked Glass and Teak Myer Coffee Table: £165 & Peacock Ornament: £40

Aquarius Retro – Cased Baby Blue: £25, Cased Blue: £42 & Empoli Cased Blue: £42

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Crazy Horse Lighting – Reworked Retro Clock: £90

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CONTEMPORARY FLAIR

Mr Watson Design – Teak Asymmetric Pedersen and Hansen Mirror: £175

Flea Circus – Original Art: £180

Håp – Vintage Rattan Lamp and Shade: £35, Parasol: £20 & Anne Nilsson Yellow Hooped Vase: £40

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A WARM (TONE) WELCOME

Just Ginger Interiors – Vintage Bamboo Table: £45

Aquarius Retro – Scandi Style Glass Vase: £25, Cased Vase: £20, Empoli Cased Vase: £30 & Sylvac Brick Planter: £30

Solid State Vintage – Chrome Clock: £39

Mia Loves – Dried Flowers: £8 & Plant: £15

Flea Circus – Retro Glasses: £12 for 6

MEET THE SELLERS…

Hap (@hellotohap)

Discover curated mid-century furniture, vintage homewares and preloved accessories, adding a timeless charm to your home with carefully selected finds.

Lottie Mae’s Vintage (@lottie_maes_vintage)

Sharon switched from a career in nursing to pursue her passion full-time: selling beautifully refinished & painted vintage furniture and upcycled accessories.

Mia Loves (@mia_loves_gift_service)

Claire’s botanical flair blooms with her lifelong plant passion and offers stunning houseplants, handmade wreaths, terrariums, moss balls and more. Wedding florist and window dresser extraordinaire.

The Yesterday Society (@theyesterdaysocietyvintage)

Rachael’s vintage fashion passion shines through her diverse collection of clothing, accessories, and jewellery spanning various styles and eras. Vibrant, quality finds.

Audable HiFi (@audable_hifi)

Mags collects quality HiFis from the 1970s-90s, meticulously checked before sale. Flea Circus offers a glimpse of his extensive collection which can be seen at his Blyth base.

Spinning Superiority (@spinning.superiority)

Local DJ Jack, the hardest working man in Newcastle, expresses his huge passion for music by offering quality vinyl at affordable prices across a vast range of genres and eras. Stock is refreshed every single week.

Aquarius Retro (@aquariusretro)

Art glass and ceramics specialists Nic and John adore mid-century design. They search the UK for the finest West German Pottery, Whitefriars, Murano, Empoli, Italian Pottery and Scandinavian glass.

834 Antiques (@834antiquesandinteriors)

Baz sells vintage, antiques, art, ceramics and curios. A passionate collector, his home couldn’t contain it all, and after 43 years he’s found his calling.

Solid State Vintage (@solid_state_vintage)

Vintage electronics, clocks, watches, and games undergo meticulous restoration for retro enthusiasts seeking quality and nostalgia.

Etch Interiors (@etch_interiors)

Meet Jim, Flea Circus owner and mid-century modern enthusiast. Specialising in British and Scandi pieces from the late 50s to 70s, he also explores original art, glass, ceramics, and quirky antiques.

Flea Circus, 210 Warwick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1BB – right next door to Star and Shadow Cinema.

Open 10am – 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.

VISIT FLEA CIRCUS’ WEBSITE

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Rachael Nichol
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After gaining a first in her BA Media and Journalism degree at Northumbria University, Rachael worked at Newcastle’s leading regional newspaper with her stories being picked up in national and global newspapers She spent two very successful years giving a voice to those communities across the North East who otherwise…

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