1930s Livingrooms

1931 Livingroom

The living room shown was published in 1931 to showcase Armstrong linoleum floors. The room style is traditional and French-influenced in its color palette and furniture. The home in which this would be most appropriate would have been one of the Norman designs that were nominally popular during the late 1920s and early 1930s.

The dark brown linoleum floor with its cut border and stars and peachy walls set the background. The next largest color choice is the mustard-colored French-style sofa--one imagines a tight velvet--framed by gauzy peachy-gold sheers and a heavier multi-color drape. Brass fireplace furnishings, wall sconces and lamp, and bulls-eye gilt mirrors flanking the painting over the fireplace carry the gold color throughout the room. Muted dark sage lamp shades and a sofa pillow tie plants and accessories together. Anchoring the room is the patterned wool carpet that binds the peaches and gold together as well as adding extra color in its pattern.

The flooring here would be relatively easy to replicate using contemporary linoleum products.