1920 living room

Step back in time with these stylish 1920s living room ideas. Create a vintage-inspired space that captures the elegance and glamour of the roaring twenties.
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Published in American Home Magazine. Karpen advertised their furniture in House Beautiful, American Home, and other shelter magazines during the 1920s. This eclectic living room has some decidedly Deco elements like the streamlined furniture shapes and especially the upholstery of the chair in the foreground. This is very "modern" for Karpen which generally tended to show more traditional furnishings. It uses a tetrad of muted red, purple, yellow, and green ... a very sophisticated color…

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Karpen Furniture had some nice rooms illustrated in magazines like House Beautiful and American Home during the 1920s. The company tended to specialize in traditional furnishings which the majority of home owners wanted. This room leans toward the 18th C. Colonial style. (I'm building a collection of 20th C. American residential images and articles at Antique Home & Style.)

Alva Starr
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Because they were relatively quick and easy to construct, bungalow-style homes were all the rage in the 1920s, and homeowner Jessica Small’s (@fromgrittopearl) 1920s home is no exception. Its Craftsman details, such as the unique windows, thick wooden trim, beadboard ceilings, and original hardwood flooring, sold her on the home the minute she walked in, but they needed some major restoration work.

Cathy Part