Show us your home decor!

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by Amy Jeanne, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    I did a search and couldn't find any general home decor threads. Go ahead and merge/move if need be :D

    These are from 2 years ago, but it still looks pretty much the same!

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    1941 buffet

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    We have a pinup theme.

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    Sewing alcove

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  2. Louise Anne

    Louise Anne Suspended

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    A very nice home Amy Jeanne a nice mix of new practical with vintage, I especially like the brown furniture there something about real wood with is so nice.
     
  3. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I don't currently have a functional digital camera, but here are some random shots giving the general idea of my place:

    My living room, furnished in "Early Found-On-The-Curb."

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    I rebuilt, resprung and reupholstered the couch myself -- raccoons had torn up the original covering, which was a Victorian brocade thing. The chair and hassock have provided a useful scratching post for three generations of cats, with Carol the current occupant. The console radio I got at a second-hand furniture place in 1984 for $5 delivered. Those were the days.

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    Kitchen hasn't changed much since these pics were taken, except I re-enameled the cabinets and wainscoting in the same shade of green a couple weeks ago - the previous paint was about thirteen years old, and was a bit worse for the wear.

    I wouldn't dare to photograph my bedroom or bathroom for fear of repercussions with the Board of Health.
     

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  4. CinnamonCinders

    CinnamonCinders New in Town

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    What a delightful idea to post photos of our homes. I only have a small flat, but here are a few pictures I've just taken:

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    I'm currently refurbishing the lampshade, so it's looking a little rough around the edges at the moment.*
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  5. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    My kitchen:

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    Authentic 1940s cafe curtains:
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    My office. Picture is of my Grandmother.
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    1940s curtains on the windows
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    1940s typewriter
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    Reading corner, office
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  6. lolly_loisides

    lolly_loisides One Too Many

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    Thanks Amy Jeanne for starting this thread. Fun idea :)
    OK, here's my little post war fibro house. She's tiny, but we love her.
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    Lounge
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    Hall - the radio is a 1936 Airzone (Airzone was an Australian company that produced radios from 1925 to 1946)
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    Edited to say I'm enjoying looking at everyones homes. Please keep sharing!
     
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  7. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    I love everyone's place! Hehe -- I've always loved other people's home decor -- bit of nosey-ness, I guess ;) I see others have radios. Here's mine...a '34 Philco. It is under the pinups (with the faux candlestick phone on top):

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  8. PrettySquareGal

    PrettySquareGal My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    :p:)
     
  9. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    That's one of a special line of radios designed by Norman Bel Geddes, one of the grand mucky-mucks of the American Art Deco movement -- they were top of the line for Philco that year, and are still very much in demand. Just gorgeous.
     
  10. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    I couldn't believe I scored that radio. It was in a basement in an antique shop. There was a tiny sticker on it that said "35." At first I thought it was the year lol, but then I asked the owner. He told me that was the PRICE!! I took that baby home faster than you can say PHILCO RADIO.
     
  11. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    I hope that's a strong desk! Those standard typewriters weigh a ton!
     
  12. O2BSwank

    O2BSwank One of the Regulars

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    I see we have some console radio fans. I think they have a a way of establishing the period look.
    Those and the cathedral table top models are iconic. Lizzie, your place is fantastic! It's what I would have imagined it to be!
     
  13. vitanola

    vitanola I'll Lock Up

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    Shame it is missing the radio.

    It appears that you have a Red Lion radio desk, made for use with an Atwater Kent battery radio sometime in 1925, 1926 or 1927.
     
  14. ThesFlishThngs

    ThesFlishThngs One Too Many

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    A cheap, veneered dresser I got for next to nothing. And one of my typewriters.
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    British cupboard I got my husband for his birthday a few years ago.

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  15. ThesFlishThngs

    ThesFlishThngs One Too Many

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    Kitchen, with metal cupboards in dire need of repainting. Also, that electric range was an early 60s model, that has since been replaced with a smaller hand-me-down gas stove.

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    Dresser and stuff.

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    Before and after of my studio space (one of them, anyway).

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  16. AmateisGal

    AmateisGal I'll Lock Up

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    Yes, I believe you are correct. I put my typewriter on it as I do not have the radio.
     
  17. David Conwill

    David Conwill Call Me a Cab

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    Pardon me for barging into the Powder Room, ladies, but I thought this might be of interest. Not a full review, but as we're selling our beautiful old home, I'm trying to collect my favorite elements on Pinterest: 156 W Adams Design Elements.
     
  18. Isis

    Isis One of the Regulars

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    What lovely homes you have! Most of our furniture are vinatge and we are slowly pulling our home together to be a bit more thought through, even if we hop around a little through the ages from room to room. The bathroom is currently being re-done and will have a bit of an Art Deco flair to it, the bedroom is 1940's and one day we hope to have a 1950's kitchen. We live in a 1954 apartment and a lot of original decor is still there. I wrote a guest blogpost awhile ago about my home with a fem pictures here:

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    The radiogramophone was bought by my maternal grandparents in 1955 and is in perfect working order.
     
  19. Lady Day

    Lady Day I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    I moved into a 1920s, apartment building in January. Im nearly finished with the decorating.


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    This above is my living room/sewing area. I finally got my royalchrome furniture finished so its all set up and complete. The covers are on the couches because of the cat.

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    The bathroom is my favorite. I just love it!

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    In the living room, here is this nook that was most likely for a murphy bed (the building was originally a hotel). I'm using it for my illustration area.

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    This is the shelf outside my bathroom. I put all my children's book here and the top shelf is a lot of my vintage collection.

    I have more images here.
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  20. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    Love everyone's homes!! :D
     

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