Mid-century modern bedroom — lovely


I think that our readers in Eichler homes and other mid-century modern homes will like this bedroom. This design is from 1954. The slate blue and orange color combination is stunning, and the “simplicity” of the design is so elegant and yet, comfortable.


Notice all the Asian touches…there’s a mid-century modern horse…George Nelson bubble lamps…and even a monsterosa deliciosa.This room also shows how judicious use of paint can make for an interesting design — by that I mean, notice where they use the blue, then the white, then the blue again, to accentuate the different wall spaces.


And, look closely, and you will see the bed is actually set against a panel wall. Like: There’s a desk — and a bar! — on the other side of that wall!


This is another in my treasured collection of vintage Armstrong flooring ads from Batten, Barton, Durstine & Osborn, Inc. advertising comps.

If you just can’t get ENOUGH this blog,  you will love our anointed “bibles” — compilations of Armstrong ads from the 50s and 60s. See ’em the link below, or they are always there in my Pamazon store of favorite books:

And, here’s the ad text from today’s bedroom, for those studying for their Retro Renovation Ph.D’s along with me:


  1. retroActive says:

    Just found this one, looking back at some older posts. I adooore this bedroom, it is so ME! I love that colour combo! And I have always loved George Nelson, love the bubble lamps hanging on either side. Amazing how contemporary this bedroom looks — I’ve seen recent furniture with that same kind of base. And the bed reminds me of a lot of platform beds.

    Great post!

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