While ago I've done some research on Regular Folks decorating their homes. The Web is filled with the ideas on Hollywood and glamurous Art Deco style. However, my searchwas turned to low income, working and middle class families, like yours and mine.
How did they style-up their living spaces?
One day, I like to show you an image similar to this one
and proudly inform you about my new home.
Until that happens, it's something I love dreaming of.
1930's had nothing to do with a lower standard of housework; in fact, despite the world’s worst financial and economical downturn in history - combined with the remembrance and scars from WWI that many families shaken off in the 1920's (majority had to build from the ground) - 1930s design flourished in a meaningful way. Art depicted hardships like no other decade.
This was the era when art deco designs of the Roaring Twenties went from luxurious and pricey to lavish yet affordable, or sat stockpiled in manufacturing warehouses.
Redecorated attic turned into a lovely gril's room. I like how the charming bed-cover dominates the entire space. Low bench next to the window invites it's owner to sit down, relax a nd dream of something sweet. I bet a girl living here would sit here quite often.
This low table is a good, but as an addition, I'd place a basked in the bottom - so that the newspaper can be placed inside it for the latter reading.. or maybe some sewing equipment.
The nursery truly look exciting. I love the dancing penguins placed on top of the blue floor - they seem alive and joyful here.
The most precious room in the house, I dare say. Green-and-yellow colors used in this picture are a perfect step back from the red-and-yellow (I've read a study while ago: red is the most prominent color in the fast-food industry, since it stimulates appetite)
Perfect representation of the 1930's style are the puppies made of porcelain, placed on top of the fire-place. A vanity-table is every girl's dream, however, I doubt all girls had that dream come true. They'd probably do some D.I.Y. and added mirrors and drawers to the regular desk.
Utterly relaxing atmosphere of this room would make anyone welcome. I'm quite personaly attached to the color green, and it is absolutely my favorite.. so, it's only natural that I find it the most suitable color for the reading room.
First time I saw this image, I wondered: why wasn't I the "girl student" mentioned in here? Everything is styled to perfection. Of course, I doubt many of the folks coud have separate rooms (my brother & I shared a room up until our late teens)
Yellow tiles - I can't not imagine the "Yellow brick road" when I look at them.. The floor looks good, and I believe folks did get something like this - it's easily managable (when it comes to cleaning, simple moping will finish up the job).
Allow me to end this with a 1930's housecleaning tips:
What do you think?
Would you like to do some 1930's re-decorating?
♥♥ Pinky Honey