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Home Decorating In The 1940s

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1940 Retro Decorating Style

Overshadowed by World War II, home design in the early 1940s was quite creative. As the European designers and artists fled to the United States, bringing many new ideas, development of new designs remained at a stalemate until shortly after the war ended. This was primarily due to material shortages. As production picked back up, people were ready to start new lives, which included Redesigns of the homes, especially rooms that would accompany guests.

Fabrics
Floral patterns were popular for bedrooms, living areas and wallpapered bathrooms. For the kitchen and dining room we had cherry or apple motifs, gingham, or checks, with roosters and chickens. I am still loving the roosters!

Furniture
While primarily mix with the 1950s, it was the 1940s that introduced chrome dinette sets with Formica tabletops, as well as glass drawer pulls, and chrome and vinyl stools, into the home. Bentwood furniture – made by soaking or steaming wood and bending it into curved shapes and patterns – were coming into fashion.

Flooring
Linoleum – especially in bold geometric patterns – was top choice for the kitchen. The material was strong and lasted many years, despite the fact it required lots of regular maintenance to keep it clean and shiny.

New Technologies
The 1940s brought to market the wooden radios and phonograph consoles, as well as fabric covered televisions to add luxury to a room. Families would often sit together to hear or see shows with their fashionable TV Trays (my grandmother bragged that hers had wheels), and guests would be included for momentous events.

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Colors
The decade was riding on the edge of two primary color palettes. Art Deco – included the ’20s through the early ’40s and reflected a shift to lighter and brighter, more neutral shades with metallic undertones. Pastels were a huge favorite for home interior decorators.

Overall Look
While the mid- to late-1940s introduced many new design concepts and materials, most households still kept it simple when it came to the overall look of a room. Primary focus was put on the family – open space was key. Even in modest homes, updates were often made to “enliven” the look in the home turning the focus from wartime; sad and dark rooms to peacetime; happy and colorful interiors. Clutter-free was key, even in family rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms as everything had its place. Living a free and simply life with clarity and purpose . . . That’s the Life of The Successful!

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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6 Facts About Age in Place Planning

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Great information if you are currently at this point where you need to make a decision for you and your family. When you are ready to sit down and properly plan for Age in Place Redesign, reach out to me at CC Home Concierge Co. I can help you plan – not just writing down dreams – make real plans.

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How to Rock your Seen-ager Years

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First let me start off by saying  –

The term Seen-ager is so much more fun to say than . . . Senior Citizen or Elder or Old!

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Multigenerational Homes

 

I love this idea . . . My husband and I are a childless couple, as we get older we have concerns about who will care for us when we need a little extra care? where will we live to be close to family, doctors  – just to be part of the community?

One of the reasons I have such a passion for opening my business is to help families with the same problems that we all have as we age. I can help keep the home maintained, organized, comfortable and making sure that the home is safe with frequent safety walkthroughs – indoors & outdoors.

What a lovely gift and legacy to leave behind to the younger generation of a family.

Peace & Harmony, Cheryl

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Do You Have a Plan?

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Stay tune ….. I am in the process of creating a workshop either online or at a local community establishment on this very subject. This topic has been in my radar for a while now – myself and my husband are what they call “Elder Orphans” a new term coined for the 22% of the 43 million Baby Boomers out there!

My husband and I have had many communications about what are plans are for the future, and how we are going to execute these plans. These topic points are what I will cover during the workshop, along with helping you create a Life/Home Management Notebook, to take all the guess-work and frustration out about the location of all your important documents and papers.

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