This shot shows the built-in room divider in between the living room and dining room. The divider is not original, but is from an original 1954 design out of a home interior magazine from that year. I drew it up and had it made and installed while I was renovating the place.
Another shot looking at room divider and into dining room.
Yeah, I know...vertical blinds. The thing is I can't find the right drapes I want to put there, so they are going to have to do for the time being, I guess. :(
Floor is green and light gray checker linoleum tiles. They were trimmed to the original 9x9 sixe squares to stay period correct. I definitely did not want to do the stereotyped 50's malt shop, black and white checkered squares that so many mistaken as being the true 50's. Give me a break!
The hutch, again, was my godmother's and was purchased in 1956 from McMann Furniture in Ontario, California. When I received it from her it was orange from cigarette smoke residue. It took a couple hours to really clean it up. It's not perfect, but it still rocks!
Another shot of the hutch showing it's contents...vintage 1950's glassware.
I snagged this off of Ebay a year ago. The thing screams atomic!
The retractable flying saucer lamp was another Ebay find. It still has it original brass finish. All I did is have it rewired to be safe.