Daintily figured walls and crisp dimity curtains featured in this guest bedroom from the 1920s.
Traditional wooden Early American furniture warmed the floor of plain blue linoleum, and a lattice-like wallpaper decorated the walls above the chair rail.
Almost everybody likes blue. Many home decorators term it “the aristocrat of colors,” preferring it above all others as the one color note that rarely fails to make a guest room attractive.
“Because blue is used so much,” said Hazel Dell Brown, in charge of the Armstrong Bureau of Interior Decoration, “it is sometimes difficult to do a blue guest room and yet achieve a fresh, distinctive decorative effect.
“Such a problem faced me when I was asked to decorate the room you see pictured above.
“I knew that blue when employed in accent tones is a most valuable ally of the decorator. But in this particular room, I also wanted to use blue as the dominating color note, the foundation for my scheme.
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“This is usually done in the walls, draperies, and sometimes rugs. But by selecting a floor of plain blue linoleum, I secured the distinctive effect I was after — and that, too, in the floor, which is the natural foundation for the color scheme of a room.”
“This blue linoleum floor, as you see, blends perfectly with the cream wood trim, base walls painted a buff, delicate blue-figured wallpaper, and walnut furniture.
“It helps create a blue room that is also a warm, cheerful room, one that guests will like to linger in.”