1940s Vintage Inspiration

Last night I went to a friend’s 1940s themed birthday party. I has so much fun dressing up as a pin up girl and everyone made such an effort! All the classic suits and dresses got me thinking about how I could take a bit of 1940s inspiration and use it in my own home.

I did a bit of research and the first Interior Designer that I came across was Dorothy Draper (have a look at more photos like the picture left at HouseBeautiful here.) Dorothy started the first interior design company in the United States in 1923, which was a pretty big deal!

I love the bold green and red colour combination, the two colours work well together as the green detail on the throw ties the plant to the rest of the room. The symmetry of the plant, mirror, ornaments and cabinet is brilliant, it looks so neat, tidy, and classy.

Below is some design inspiration from Decoholic of a 1940s inspired living space. Although this interior is simple, beautiful accessories like the lamp and table give this room personality and a classic charm.

I created a colour palate for a room with a vintage 1940s theme using an image of a pin up girl found online as inspiration. I love the colours in this picture. I love the combination of blue, green and slight hints of red and brown. This colour scheme is perfect for the coming winter months when paired with brighter, minimal accessories. I added some of my favorite chairs from the Dorothy Draper collection, they’re just too lovely!

Items in the moodboard include: Trellis Chair, Floral Back Arm Chair, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Feeling For Lawn, 1829 Arabian Red,  Colours Jet Black1829 Beauvais Cream1829 StuccoFired Earth Weald Green.


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