Soaring ceilings & mosaic tile floors made this non-traditional retro living room memorable

Soaring ceilings and mosaic tile floors make this non-traditional 50s living room memorable
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Even with the special attention given to every element of this home, the soaring ceilings and mosaic tile floors of this 1950s living room stood out as being truly beautiful and unique. 

As seen in 1957, this home’s floors (and some walls) were covered in these “Byzantile” geometric patterns, based on early Greek and Roman tile mosaics.

The walls and high ceiling in this late 50s home were made from wood that harmonized with the tile flooring.

Matching tall wooden shutters opened to the outdoors, and made the garden seem like another part of the home.

Mosaic tile and wood - Unusual 1950s home style

Above left: An elevated sleeping place, with a sense of protection, the bedroom is on a balcony four feet above the main floor and over kitchen-dining space.

Dressing is shielded by a wardrobe wall with the air-conditioning supply grille built in at top.

Above right: The open construction of the stairs blends with the forthright nature of the construction of the house.

Light fixtures above supporting mullions repeat the dominant design pattern of the house, a square intersected by its diagonals.

Soaring ceilings and mosaic tile floors make this non-traditional 50s living room memorable
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