I love to look through old design magazines to see what the trends were for that time. My favorite era is the 1930s- such a glamorous era, at least in my mind! This past weekend I was looking through my vintage House & Garden magazines from 1936, and I was struck by how many of the styles and trends still work today. Mirror, bamboo, and chintz were popular then and are still popular today! Of course, there are some dead giveaways to the age of the rooms I'm showing below- namely the window treatments and the lampshades. I do hope that those frilly lampshades of yesteryear do not make a comeback. Excluding these, however, can anyone else see themselves living with these furnishings?
(If you're interested in purchasing vintage design magazines, Style Court just posted about Past Paper, which she says is a great source for vintage House & Garden issues).