This mid-century modern home design was created for a busy family of five, and in addition to the spacious floorplan, it glows with light, from huge windows and stunning clerestories.
Early in the 20th century, there was an interesting development in American home life -- people started moving from the city out to the suburban districts and small towns. See some classic All-American suburban houses from that era here!
Here's an idea designed to make one room serve two purposes . . . a cozy, practical family room, plus well-planned facilities for extra guests or family additions.
These 72 wonderful wallpaper samples come straight from the forties, when wallpaper was all the rage.
I don't know why this older couple -- my great-grandparents, in fact -- had these photos taken of their home in the mid-fifties, but I'm glad they did... Click to read more...
Careful selection of wallpaper important By William Pahlmann, Fellow, American Institute of Interior Designers A beautiful design on a fine wall... Click to read more...
Children's activity center Hours of family-planned fun with this compact "home saver" A separate little world for the youngsters of your house .... Click to read more...
A kitchen remodel portfolio: Help yourself to the inspired ideas - some big, some little, all of them adaptable - in these kitchen makeovers by talented designers! Retro styles from 1978.
After you get a place of your own, you get to decorate your apartment! You will have such a joyous adventure turning it into the kind of place you like.
Bold, rich coloring for houses of the era The day when nearly every building was painted white, and window blinds green, has passed away. It was ... Click to read more...
Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the American Dream could be had -- affordably, fully-furnished, and in style -- if you wanted to buy a mobile home!
Michael Landon's 'Big House in Beverly Hills' is a far cry from the 'Little House on the Prairie' featured in his hit TV series. But, says the former Bonanza star, he and Lynn and their six lively children "really live in this house -- we don't just look at it."
The Homarina beach cabin provides secure boat storage, over 400 square feet of comfortable, practical leisure living space, plus a large deck right at water's edge.
You enter the house through the front door, painted an unforgettable bright blue, outside and in. You stand on cool, dark ceramic tile that has the sleek look of polished leather. Take a tour of this '70s designer dream house here!
A touch of Old Japan, added to the occidental comforts and convenience you've come to expect -- that's this charming summer teahouse vacation home design from 1960.
Here's a basic but striking A-frame cabin that's designed for the 'blue snow' country. Inside, there's a wealth of wide-open wonderful space for taking your ease on vacation!
The luxurious original Waldorf-Astoria was among America's first big hotels. When it was built during the Victorian era, and for years thereafter, it was considered the finest hotel in the world -- and it soon became the most famous, too.
Come see this collection of more than 30 classic home designs and house plans from 1958, during the mid-century housing boom when millions of residences were being built in America.
New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!
What did the future look like from the '60s? In this ad series for Motorola, commercial artist Charles Schridde depicted modernist homes of the future - and perfectly captured the era's sleek style and space-age optimism.
These seven unique budget small house designs prove that good things still do come in small packages -- that originality can make the tiniest house attractive!
Any little girl who gets this playhouse will see the magical land of make-believe come true right in her own backyard. It's a real house, with a Dutch front door and hearts and flowers dormers and a white picket fence.
If you were planning to get a new kitchen for your home in the 1950s, here are nine of the most popular mid-century kitchen remodels and floorplans you might have checked out!
The most important things that make home decorating successful are beauty of color, color in relation to light, color in gradation and masses, appropriateness, and harmony between wall coverings and furnishings.
Boy's Alaskan bedroom hideaway Built-in utility... plus a new world of adventure The young men of your house will appreciate this beautiful and ... Click to read more...
Check out this collection of beautiful antique Victorian fireplaces -- mantels and grates -- with an elegant style to suit homes of the late 1800s.
Keyed for color, comfort and convenience, the retro bathroom decor for two homes in the city and two in the country have been remodeled for maximum relaxation.
Fold-away dining corner A family-centered dining nook tucks away into warm wood paneling Here is an idea that will provide additional living spa... Click to read more...
Over, under and all around, a sunny mood pervades this lemon-and-lime kitchen in suburban Cincinnati. But this kitchen has more than good looks.
Shortly before her clothing line debuted - and back when her son, Anderson Cooper, was 8 years old - the multi-talented heiress Gloria Vanderbilt came out with her own print magazine: Gloria Vanderbilt Designs for Your Home.
Our practical dream house: Practical in the sense of low maintenance. Dreamy in the way it realizes the family's hopes. What a house costs to build o... Click to read more...
Color is everywhere around you. But nowhere is it more exciting or more important than in your home! Here's how you can be soothingly subtle or bold and bright, how to get vibrant accents and how to be monochromatic. Ideas to make your whole house sing with color!
This new, revolutionary refrigerator-freezer that hangs from the wall is a completely new and advanced concept of modern living. Truly, it is the most convenient and magnificent refrigerator-freezer ever produced!