Continuing the theme of the week, another great interior to scrutinize and learn from.
This 1952 living room dining room comes courtesy the interior designers at Armstrong Flooring. To be sure, this company had a massive influence via their advertising in establishing the postwar look. Seems like they were among the first to figure out that if you employed interior designers to finish a whole room — especially as it was a new look for America — it would be lots easier to sell the pieces — starting with the floor.
There is so much to love about this room, including:
- The floor, of course – interesting how the neutral grey works just fine with the orange and chartreuse paint, fabric and accessories
- The fireplace wall is cork, the ad says. Very cool
- The wall-to-floor pinch-pleat draperies are retro necessities
- I love the built in just left of the chartreuse slipper chair, foreground left
- The plants are very modern – remember, a Monsterosa is a must for any god fearing mid century interior!
- That’s a paneled room behind the drapery to the left.
- And check out the headless statue in the extreme foreground at the right. Freaky!
Freaky head aside – how could you NOT be happy in this room? Banish the beige, guys!