Friday, June 29, 2012

Harmony Colors...circa 1958



As I read this booklet I understand now where boring beige began. Pardon me, Parchment Beige.


Wall to wall carpeting? Federal Gold, Canyon Rust and Sage Green for accent I think I saw those at an estate sale recently.


This is where it all went wrong...carpeting in the dining room! Although the furnishings are quite delish! I miss gay accents they are so much happier.


Tweed sofas and provincial prints. Sign me up.

Accent walls and wallpaper. Yes, indeed.


Did they just say in 1958 that we could paint over brick? Shut the front door! This booklet was way ahead of its time. 
Next week, the color pallets revealed. Oooh...

14 comments:

craftyles said...

You just crack me up. I love those vintage decor ideas. Weird how much of that is back in style again!

Diane said...

I'm with you on the "boring beige" except my sister and I refer to it as "band-aid beige!"

chris mckinley said...

I just love the pictures...and the ideas are like fashions..full circle!

chris

Barbara said...

I found the section on disguising architectural defects particularly helpful. I think I'm going to need a lot of paint.

Kathy said...

LOL! I love this! I just want to know who is in charge of changing the styles, for crying out loud. I just get it right and then it's wrong.

vintage grey said...

This is so funny, or maybe it is your narration! :) I agree with the carpet! We have wood floors in our rental, and when I have a home of my own, wood floors throughout, except some subway tiles in the bathroom would be neat! Can't wait for the rest of the booklet! Happy weekend my friend! xo Heather

vivian said...

Im so glad I dance to the beat of my own drum.. and Ive never been a rule follower! though, my house is a disaster...hmmmm....
lol.. what a fun book you found!
I have a "how to be a homemaker" book somewhere that tells you when and how to clean everything to keep your house sparkling clean! (mmm...maybe I should read it)
Just trying to get caught up in blogland a little this morning Renee and I want to thank you again for all the love, support and prayers over the last few weeks. This blogging community rocks.
Im hoping that my family can just relax and rest this weekend. we all seriously need it.
Youre a good friend, and I truly appreciate you. have a great weekend!
xoxo

Amy Jo said...

I love looking at old decorating books and magazines. I especially love the kitchens. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Creative Breathing said...

Renee, Your boys in their scout uniforms will be so treasured years from now. It's wonderful. I love the picnic tin with it's little blue flowers. These decorating posts are so much fun. Funny, all my relatives in Michigan have the dropped down painted ceilings. Must be a Midwest thing! Have a great weekend, I know those boy are! E

Kim K. said...

I've missed your delicious graphics while I've been offline this last week. You always find the best vintage decorating ideas to share with us.

cindy said...

I love the photos!

Nan said...

I'm catching up on your blog here as I have missed the last couple posts. The tags below are darling as well as the 'mending' heart! The boys are sweet going off the camp and your heat sound unbearable!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Renee!
I hope you are braving the heat and that your boys made it home to air conditioning! I feel guilty because where I live at 3600 ft above sea level it's quite comfortable. Last night I woke up because my feet got cold.

It's so funny to look at those old decorating photos...They remind me of my parents living room..and, my first kitchen with harvest gold and avocado green! Uggghhhh! It's so refreshing to live with pastels, brights and lively prints. I wonder what our kids will think someday when they look back at our current decor.

I hope you have a great week, my sweet friend!
Blessings and thanks for your kind comment on my patriotic post!
Sending cool breezes your way,
Carolynn xo

delia hornbook said...

These old decorating magazines are fab i have a few of them and they always make me chuckle but way ahead some of them def were ;-) dee x