1925 Fairfacts Vintage Bathroom - Green Tile
I love the advertising illustrations of the 1920s. Fairfacts isn't a household name now, but it was one of many mid- to upper-end plumbing fixture companies that proliferated during the 1920s. Who can argue with the rich grass-green tile, papered walls, and stained glass casement window? Source: House Beautiful Image from the Antique Home & Style collection.
1927 Folklore Dining Room
In the late 1920s, there was a brief surge of interest in what might best be described as "fairy tale" style. It included characteristics of the English cottage and French provincial styles, lots of color, and painted furniture. A more formal sideboard was shown on the same page. Source: Country Life From the Antique Home Style collection.
Five 1920s Jumpers
As promised, I describe here the five jumpers from the 1920s Fancy Needlework Illustrated mentioned in the last post. The "Hendon" knitted jumper with crocheted shoulders and crochet sleeve trimmings. The "Dieppe" crochet jumper. They are all quite simple shapes, but use a mixture of stitch patterns, and both knitting and crochet in the same jumper, to give different textures. The crocheted jumper, Dieppe, is pretty (though it looks fairly shapeless in the photo), but crochet isn't my area…
1929 Crane Bathroom – Black!
Barrel vaulted ceiling, masculine color scheme. This bath has a vaguely Italian feel to it. Great for a Mediterranean style house. Published in American Home.
1920s Bathroom Design — Art Deco
This is a beautiful illustrated image from a 1929 Kohler ad for an Art Deco style bathroom. Great colors and something that would be reproducible today. Notice the absence of subway tile. ;-) Source: House & Garden From the Antique Home & Style 1920s Bathroom collection.
Need vintage home restoration inspiration? See 60 authentic tile patterns from the '20s
Whether you're renovating a 1920s home or just love the aesthetic of the era, here's a collection of authentic tile patterns and creative designs that come straight from the late twenties.
1927 George W. Blabon Linoleum Sun Porch
I love the Blabon Art Linoleum illustrations. The ads are generally very colorful and inviting, not too designery, and look like someone could live there. Wicker was widely used for porches and informal rooms until the mid 30s when you start to see the more modern-styled rattan take over. Sun porches were a very desirable amenity for middle-class homes.
1920s Bay Window
Darn. I have no idea where this image came from other than it was during the 1920s. So much for my note taking skills. I love the color scheme ... warm, inviting, soothing (published at Antique Home & Style.)
1929 Crane Kitchen - Corwith Sink
"Corwith sink in Lucerne blue." This is a pretty French Provincial style kitchen for ... a French Eclectic style home ... circa 1929. Ad was published in American Home magazine.
1922 Armstrong Boudoir
I'm not sure if this was a dressing room or sitting room. It was shown in Ladies Home Journal and was one of the illustrations during the Parsons advertising phase. The light blue woodwork is attractive ... just a pretty space. Image courtesy of Antique Home & Style.
1925 Wallpaper Guild Ad - Bedroom
This ad by the Wallpaper Manufacturer's Association shows the fondness for painted wood furniture during the 1920s. Floral and stenciled motifs were the most popular. This ad was published in House & Garden. Source: American Home Image from the 1920s gallery at American Home & Style.