This vintage bedroom decor from the 1930s – which could have been for a guest bedroom or a mother-in-law’s suite – had decor elements unique to that decade: an intersection of art deco style and modern decor.
The colors and shapes of the furniture used for this futuristic mod living room decor were fabulously vintage, in the space-age style so popular in the late 60s and early 70s.
The white brick fireplace effectively divided the living room from the dining room without obstructing the flow of traffic. It was massive, but the overall spaciousness of the combined areas kept it in scale with the rest of the house.
In this purple & white guest room bedroom from 1942, a lavender floral pattern sang out from the curtains, the chaise lounge, the bed, and the walls.
Here’s how this bold and beautiful art deco living room decor was created inside the opulent East 57th Street apartment of 1930s writer Katharine Brush.
The basic simplicity of this refined living room decor, seen here as it was in the 1950s, brought out the elegance of choice European antiques – furniture with graceful lines.
Near the very contemporary and quite airy white fireplace, there were charming bursts of bright color from the pair of yellow modern chairs and the royal blue stool.
This simple room featuring a black & white houndstooth pattern didn’t need a lot to make it into a warm and welcoming example of crisp farmhouse style.
In this modern-style bedroom with European overtones, two companion fabrics in cranberry red and white were splashed in bold, positive strokes against an almost totally white background.
This space once looked small and cluttered, but the space was cleared out and completely renovated back in the mid-1950s – and this summery blue & white 50s living room was the end result.
This glamorous silver living room looked twice its size because it held only two large pieces of furniture, and four small ones set against a background of silvery vinyl wallpaper. The effect doubled the visual space as well as a mirror.
Where this retro op-art fireplace ended at the top of the wall, a designer added more plaster to match the rest of the chimney breast, curving it up onto the ceiling.
In this modern white living room from the seventies, colors from the large abstract picture determined the entire room’s ultimate scheme.
Every vertical surface in this uniquely artistic living room was painted blue – moldings, mantel, window frames, shutters and all. The horizontal surfaces were painted white – even the parquet floor.
Looking back from five decades later, the components of this mod green & white dining room seemed almost like were from a fabulously 1970s decor starter pack.
This creative built-in wall divider screen – one that let in plenty of light, yet still clearly delineated two areas – turned a bedroom and its adjacent bathroom into a suite.
Everything in this mod black & white living room from the 1970s was totally refreshing, including the antique wooden 1930s radio, looking just as it did when the sound of Guy Lombardo filled the air.
This eclectic and oh-so-hip white modern living room would have been pretty basic but for the extra colorful decorative bursts here and there.
Take a look back at this retro cute country-style dining room style that was a blend of textures, patterns, colors and time periods.
In this home from the 1960s, camelia pink and white fabrics on the romantic canopy beds, the chairs, the daybed and the drapes made a bedroom that was fresh and sweet.
As one retailer selling this blue tie-dyed sofa said at the time, ‘The bolts of blue lighting in this unusual and dramatic resist-dyed fabric will knock you out.’
A masterly mix of patterns gave warmth and a sense of intimacy to this hug vintage Texas living room/great room.
In this clean and bright white & blue bedroom, the way the sofa beds were arranged along the walls created flexible space for guests or for entertaining.
Elegant in every way, this graceful soft grey & white mid century bathroom was styled by an interior designer to appeal to the 1950s women who desired luxury.
This offbeat white-on-white living room shown was an almost total white entity, with opaque and luminous Plexiglas sofa platforms, glossy vinyl, matte walls, and a rug of satiny kidskins.
This retro room’s imaginative midcentury modern luxury style decor was the complete package: simple but luxurious, unique but functional.