1950s living room
Kim van Rijn
Last updated 8 years ago
1950s interior design and decorating style -- 7 major trends
1950s decorating style trends from retro-renovation. Heywood-Wakefield and Kroehler Streamline Moderne. These items, with their bulky, rounded edges, are carryovers from the pre-war era. In a way, this is not really 1950s style — it’s 1940s style. But, when World War II was on, making furniture ground pretty much to a halt. After the war, manufacturers pulled out their designs from before the war & started producing them to meet demand. It took a while for new designs to be introduced.
Booty: A Pirate Hideaway, Mid-Century Style
Charles+Schriedde A fifties modern house showing living room, dining room and bedroom, all on an open floor plan. Reminds me of a loft apartment. Not very cozy! And, being open to the water like the illustration shows would result in a rather cold, damp house and sky-high energy bills.... An example of an architect designing what is visually appealing without giving sufficient thought to what is actually livable.