Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More fabulous decor!

Here are a few more shots from the 1950s decorating book. Below is another view of the turquoise kitchen.
 Tremendous bedroom. Look closely at the hanging plant, it is held by a cherub that is suspended from the ceiling. It does not get any better! So Valley of the Dolls.
 Nice bathroom. I like the monogrammed towels.
 Politically incorrect boys bedroom, called the "Safari." Also, why publish a decorating book in black and white?
Festive patio straight out of a Doris Day movie!

 The table in this kitchen has built in tiles with great atomic designs. I love that stove as well.
 Notice the woodwork in this den is all pink.
 Another bedroom designed by a visionary who knew toile would go well with aqua. I agree! This bedroom reminds me of the one Joan Crawford had in the movie Straightjacket, which is one of my favorites.

Monday, August 8, 2011

1950s home design Wowee Zowie!

This is a great book that I scored at an auction. (No other bidders, much to my delight). Its called The Good Housekeeping Book of Home Decoration, from 1955. That means it was published smack dab in the middle of my favorite decade and showcases the best in retro decor to which I can aspire.  There are alot of great retro rooms pictured and a fair share of ugly colonial ones as well. Many photos are in black and white but here are a few color ones. My camera batteries died so I will supplement this post with more photos later. Below: Great orange and turquoise color scheme! Why have we as a society turned our backs on this color scheme?

 Check out this amazing rec room complete with stylish linoleum built-in shuffleboard alley! There's a rattan chair in the lower right corner as well, be still my beating heart!
 Another stellar rec room! Dig that mural on the wall! Plus those stools-- I am loving them. I can just picture myself in this room, wearing a killer vintage dress and serving up some mai tais to the strains of some Esquivel or other suitable lounge music. Yes, I dare to dream.
 Now, hang onto your hats, behold the TURQUOISE metal cabinets in this dream kitchen! I am short of breath, I am so enraptured. Ahh, I love it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hiatus of home repair

Lots of hellish home repairs going on here at the nearly 100 year old bungalow pad where I reside. Due to said hellish home repairs I have had minimal junk scores (but migraines a plenty) , but I do have some stuff that I will photograph and post about shortly.