The bathroom above is my personal favorite from the catalog. This was primarily due to material shortages.
This 1940s dining room style is up for interpretation.
Living room 1940s decorating style 1940s interior design. I ve read that we needed to get 6 million homes built as quickly as possible. During the first half of the decade new design was halted as supply shortages and rationing demanded that all available resources material and otherwise be directed towards the war. The bedside unit is a wooden triangular tabletop design synonymous with 1940s design beneath a simple wall sconce.
The war not only defined the decade but from a design perspective split it virtually in half. The art deco moderne and industrial design influences had finally gained a foothold in american interior design and nowhere is this more evident than in color schemes used in residential dwellings in contrast with the multi colored palettes of earlier decades color usage became somewhat. Dominated by wwii design in the early 1940s was quite creative.
From scandinavian trends to the brightening up of spaces it s a decade to acknowledge. It is impossible to understand those years outside of the context of wwii. A second bedroom scheme returns to the colour combination of the living area with a blue grey wall and a blush bed throw.
Yet the room designer calls this crenellation a chinese fret design in any case this dining room s purple on gold bold color scheme catches the eye and makes for lively conversation. Recovering and rebuilding after world war ii dramatically affected 1940s interior design and the size of 1940s homes in the immediate wake of the war s end there was a tremendous housing shortage. The crenelated appliqued gold pattern along the table cloth has a definite grecian flavor.
Dec 27 2015 explore dot stevenson s board 1940s living room followed by 1120 people on pinterest. The die cut rosettes and scalloped design that are inlaid into the floor are so sweet to me the epitome of 1940s decor. See more ideas about 1940s living room 1940s home vintage house.
The 1940s were a tumultuous time. Notice how both the flowers and the scallops are repeated throughout the room making for a cohesive and feminine space. As european designers and artists fled to the us bringing many new ideas development of new designs remained at a standstill until shortly after the war ended.
Elements of 1940s retro decorating style. The traditional designs of the 1920s and 30s eventually relinquished their dominance during the 1940s. As you can see there are many strands that come together in 1940s furniture design some that we still see today.
Another colourful moment of art decorates the white wall flanking the double bed. With globalization and the relocation of people around the world the 40s is a decade that sparked a new style of design.