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September 14, 2020

45 Cool Photos of House Interiors in the 1930s

For some, the 1930s were synonymous with Art Deco. Though Art Deco was a significant trend in ‘modern’ design, it was by no means the only style.

House interiors in the 1930s

Deco is generally applied design, very geometric, and highly stylized. Contrast that with the most prevalent style, Colonial, which was based on early American traditional details and elements.

There was a tension between the emerging Modern styles and the traditionalists. There were many articles written from the late 20s to WWII assuring home decorators that Modern really wasn’t a ‘fad."’

Though modern styles were there to stay, it took a full twenty years for them to be accepted into the mainstream.

Here below is a set of cool photos from Rikki Nyman that shows what house interiors looked like in the 1930s.

1930 Armstrong linoleum - English revival style

1930 bathroom

1930 crane bathroom

1930 crane kitchen

1930 fenestra casement window

1930 living room

1930 sun room by Armstrong

1931 Armstrong sunny yellow kitchen

1931 bathroom

1931 kitchen

1931 Sealex Veltone linoleum in the living room

1933 bathroom

1934 “modern girl's” bedroom

1934 imperial wallpaper

1934 Sealex kids' room

1934 yellow kitchen by Sealex

1935 Armstrong kitchen - Asian theme

1935 Armstrong kitchen

1935 kids' room

1935 modern Armstrong kitchen

1935 modern living room in neutrals

1936 deco bedroom - white & purple

1936 key lime living room

1936 kitchen with linoleum counter

1936 middle class bedroom

1936 pink polka dot kitchen

1936 Westinghouse kitchen

1936 yellow Armstrong kitchen with geraniums

1937 bathroom - Carrara structural glass

1937 deco blue bedroom

1937 Carrara glass bathroom - Art deco streamline

1937 green & rattan family room by Sealex

1937 Johns-Manville art deco bath

1937 kitchen with a sink to wash the dog

1937 living room

1937 modern Congoleum kitchen

1937 modern deco bath in red

1937 modern living room

1937 modern sun room

1937 Sealex modern kitchen

1937 Sealex red & white kitchen

1938 Armstrong kitchen

1938 Armstrong multipurpose room

1939 kitchen by Pabco

1939 mid-century modern den


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