I'd like to know what was typical in interior design for a home in this period. I'm buying a cottage style home built in 1920, and I'd love to integrate some of the traditional style with my contemporary taste. What was popular in color, line, etc? Any suggestions for websites that I can check out would be so appreciated =) Thanks!
Here are a few links to give you visuals.
Design would be significant to the area and local resources. …For instance if there was a rock quarry nearby you would see stone walks. 1920 was the onset of the “Honeymoon Cottage” in the beach communities. You will find heavily influenced “Edwardian Period” and the beginnings of “Art Deco”. Egyptian and oriental influences were common. Black and reds were used in coloring and Bright green, jade, turquoise, eau-de-nil, mint or peacock blue or deep blue, are all really gorgeous colors of the time, and contrast nicely with a pale grey. The Arts and Crafts era post WW1 was in swing. Or you can replicate the highly sought after Gustav Stickley homes. The rich had Greene and Greene, Frank Lloyd Wright and others as their Arts & Crafts-style architects. The poorer folk built Sears and Aladdin “kit” homes.
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