This Oakland apartment is a total tribute to '50s and '60s kitsch

It's a pink pop culture time capsule.

Images: Esteban Cortez / Apartment Therapy

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You may not be able to turn back time, but you can certainly surround yourself with antiques. One couple in Oakland, California, has turned their 500-square-foot apartment into a pastel time capsule chockablock with midcentury memorabilia.

Inspired by "1950s, kitsch, Hawaii, vintage Disneyland," Alex and Sean stuffed their pink and baby blue walls with tiki mugs, TV-themed board games, candy-colored cooking appliances, vintage furniture, chintz, starburst clocks and mod paintings. There's even a powder-blue rotary phone to contrast a bubblegum Hoover.

The home was featured on Apartment Therapy, and we are quite jealous of all the cookie jars, ceramic cats and Vernonware.

Take a look at some details up top and below. You can tour the apartment via a 32-image slideshow on

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