In designing this vintage Dunbar furniture and Alexander Smith & Sons “Repartee” carpet, Mr Edward J Wormley worked as a modernist and a man of taste.
Common to these furniture designs and decor from the 1950s: unprecedented color (highlighted with the yellow tulips), buoyant originality, and practicality.
The carpet was made 27″ wide in a random pattern that required no matching, involved no waste, fit any shape room, and showed no seams. It was sprinkled with square confetti dots of cinnamon, black and white.
Wormley, the midcentury modern living room designer, chose furniture that combined walnut and mahogany woods, polished till they glistened like water.
The sunshine yellow upholstery contrasted boldly against the dark wood, and matched the throw pillows on the sofa.
The grey angled sofa was a complete conversation group in itself. It could be used in various places — even in the center of the room.
Details, such as the brass trim on the turtle coffee table, were elegant. Other delightful accessories included an Italian harlequin lamp and a French raffia-framed mirror.