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From Hazel Dell Brown & Armstrong Cork Co. — 12 online catalogs from 1929-1951

hazel dell brown linoleum designs

Yesterday I published a history of Hazel Dell Brown, including why I believe she is the most influential interior decorator of the 20th Century. Today as follow-up, take a look for yourself at scores of her room designs, captured in catalogs from 1929-1951. Perhaps you will find some great ideas for your own home! 

You can see a good selection of Mrs. Brown’s work in the vintage brochures archived in the Building Technology Heritage Library and my personal collection. I’ve done some work for you by organizing them in chronological order here:

Designers from the Mrs. Brown’s department continued making room designs like these into the 1950s and 1960s. They are captured in two books, which are huge favorites of mine:


  1. Cindy McGrath says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoyed each of the brochures! So much fun to see some of the patterns I remember from the older homes of my childhood, Detroit neighborhood outside Hamtramck, MI. Circa 1950s.

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      I lived in the Detroit area for many years — and was just thinking this weekend about all the fantastic food in Hamtramck!

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