Recently my interest in vintage has moved from the 50s to the 40s. I think it started with my purchase of a vintage lounge suite a month or two ago, (salvos thrift at around $250), which I thought may have been 50s, but with more research I have decided is 40s. It has obviously been recovered since the 40s, probably in the 80s with a 50s style velvet print. Here is a photo of it I posted recently:
And here is picture I found on the net:
“It's the sensationally new FORESITE suite. Refreshing modern beauty. Extra large reversible innerspring seat cushions . . . fully 3 inches wider and deeper than regular size suites. Low, restful arms and back. Upholstered in lovely light green homespun tapestry. A special Newman's value.”
Joplin Globe, Sunday, November 16, 1947.
The shape an description are almost identical. I would love to recover it one day too, as the pattern is quite busy and not my usual style or colour. I LOVE red. Maybe a green lounge suite could fit in with red, like in this 1940s bedroom design
And how sweet is this kitchen with red walls?! I also love red and white gingham. It is very 30s and 40s. This kitchen below featured in a 1946 magazine.
Some more 40s style red and white and gingham images:
So far I am thinking gingham in the kitchen, but maybe plain red for the lounge suite. I defiantly need to do some decorating this year. Of course this will be tricky with my thrift only challenge, but I will do some more research on 40s decorating ideas before I start. Join me?