50s bedroom – a very typical bedroom set of Drexel Inspiration


1952-drexel-bedroom.jpgI have a lot of great advertising for 50s bedroom sets, and thought I’d start a new run with this one, a 1952 boxy blonde set from Drexel. It’s so nice to look at 50s furniture other than Heywood-Wakefield, although I’m not knocking it. Point is, there was a lot of really beautiful, well-made furniture from the period. And from my experience, big items like bedroom sets and dining rooms are relatively easy to pick up, relatively inexpensively. (Like, how many bedroom and dining sets do you need? There is a finite market – unlike that for collectibles.)

Another thing somewhat surprising as I continue to examine materials of the period with you, is the preponderance of chartreuse, matched with other strong colors like the blue here. Pinks and turquoise are so associated with the period, but golly gee, I seem to see lots of chartreuse, too. It’s a color that’s really grown on me…hmmm, where can I use it.

Last point on this image – note how the corner windows are unified with the pinch pleat semi-sheers. Nicely done.

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  1. Lindarae says

    I have my Mom and Dad’s blond bedroom set from the early 50’s. Bed (with flex steel? instead of box spring) headboard, dresser & mirror, chest and also a matching blond TV center with rolling doors.

    I want to have it appraised and purchased by someone that really appreciates mid century solid furniture. Can you give some suggestions on how to do that?

  2. Blaine says

    The Drexel Inspiration ad shows several of the bedroom pieces. I purchased the highboy chest and have not seen any other pieces of this line. All I see when searching are the Profile, Declaration Projection Perception etc… Any leads?

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