Entries Tagged as 'Home Décor'

1960s Home Décor?

January 6th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Can’t confirm the age of the furniture and decorations here, but they sure scream 1960s.  The macramé hanging planter, the orange chair, the sculpted carpet, the step-down living room.  It’s gotta be from the 1960s. [Update:  I’ve been informed from a reader that the planter and chair are from the 1970s.]

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Design Through the Decades - Phoenix, Arizona - 1950s Home Décor

January 5th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Design Through the Decades - part 68

Home décor and interior design is always changing.  Styles come and go.  Usually.  Sometimes they hang around for decades.  Let’s take a look at some 1950s home décor that’s still being used in Phoenix homes in the late 2000s.

Lighter colors were used in the 1950s in the Phoenix area.  Whites and pale pastels.  Maybe it made people feel cooler?  Furniture was functional, separate, smaller, and could be moved around easily.
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Here’s a 1959 home in Scottsdale with a wall mural.
1950s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Living rooms were used formally for guests.
1950s home décor interior design Phoenix homes Design Through the Decades

Because of the 50 year time spread from the 1950s to present day, there are not a lot of Phoenix homes with original owners.  Therefore, photos of 1950s décor are limited to these three.  Let’s take a look at national advertisements instead beginning with this one from 1950.  An interesting note: interior design in the late 2000s is moving toward similar 1950s ideas such as carpet squares, full drapes (although lighter material), and smaller furniture.
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This is the Starfire collection by Kroehler from 1957.
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In 1952, Kuehne-Khrome offered their Planter dinette set.
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In 1953, Daystrom sold dinettes with Daystromite table top material.
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Wood framed windows were advertised in 1959 by the American Wood Window Institute.
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Paint made with lead additives was very common until its production was stopped in the mid-1970s because of all the health problems caused by lead.  By 1978, lead-based paint was not produced or used.  Dutch Boy Paint was originally known as the National Lead Company.  This is a 1949 advertisement for their Wonsover Dutch Boy paint.  People bought lead-based paint by the gallons back then.  Note the pastel wall color.
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Tags: Design Through the Decades · 1950s · Home Décor