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Gladding McBean tile in the sunken tub with arched entry at the Leo Carillo Ranch

Gladding McBean tiles - sentimental artifacts of Romantic Revival design -

My heart be still, did you notice the vintage decorative tiles in one of the pink bathrooms at the Leo Carrillo Ranch? I was curious, of..

Black and white tile bathroom built new, 1930s style

Glamorous deco-style bathrooms for the Wren & Willow 1940s cottage -

Yesterday we saw Wren & Willow’s kitchen renovation, and heard from owner-contractor Laureen Skrivan about her company’s plan to remodel it to rent on Airbnb...

Route 66 sign

Route 66: The Road and the Romance - 33 photos - at The Autry through Jan. 4 -

Route 66 became a part of America’s physical landscape in 1926 — and for decades after, it came to epitomize the many twists and turns..

Schumacher Paul Poiret wallpaper

1930s wallpaper by Paul Poiret now reproduced by Schumacher -

If glamorous 1920s or 1930s wallpaper is just what your house is asking for, here are four showy revived document designs with unparalleled provenance: Schumacher’s..

Woman working at a single sink with drainboards in her 1940s kitchen

Double sink or single sink in the kitchen? Which is better? -

Take our poll and share your thoughts whether you prefer a double sink or single sink in your kitchen. There are pros and cons for both!

Double sink or single sink in the kitchen? Take our poll - Retro Renovation

Classic colors for a 1940s kitchen: Ming Green, Ivoire de Medici, T'ang Red, and White -

Ideas for a 1940s kitchen are always popular on the blog. I’ve completed three 1940s kitchen design boards and now that I’m decorating my own vintage 1940s A. Neely Hall dollhouse,..

Gorgeous 1940s style kitchen built new -- aqua steel cabinets, vintage dinette, Big Chill refrigerator, Bradbury wallpaper

Wren & Willow's little bit of perfection 1940s house remodel: Let's start with the kitchen -

This is exactly the kind of story I was hoping to ultimately see lots of, when I started this blog nine years ago: Contractors …..

1940s style kitchen with Fiesta Ware and Bradbury wallpaper

Wren & Willow's little bit of perfection 1940s house remodel: Let's start with the kitchen -

This is exactly the kind of story I was hoping to ultimately see lots of, when I started this blog nine years ago: Contractors …..

Paul Poiret wallpaper

1930s wallpaper by Paul Poiret now reproduced by Schumacher -

If glamorous 1920s or 1930s wallpaper is just what your house is asking for, here are four showy revived document designs with unparalleled provenance: Schumacher’s..

Servel Steel Kitchen Cabinets - some amazing features! - Retro Renovation

Servel Steel Kitchen Cabinets - designed by Norman Bel Geddes (?) - some amazing features! -

Servel steel kitchen cabinets were designed to go along with an already-famous refrigerator — the natural gas-powered Servel. And, right up front I will say:..

wallpaper pink bathroom

1930s wallpaper by Paul Poiret now reproduced by Schumacher -

If glamorous 1920s or 1930s wallpaper is just what your house is asking for, here are four showy revived document designs with unparalleled provenance: Schumacher’s..

Blue linoleum flooring with insets in this 1940s style kitchen built new

Wren & Willow's little bit of perfection 1940s house remodel: Let's start with the kitchen -

This is exactly the kind of story I was hoping to ultimately see lots of, when I started this blog nine years ago: Contractors …..

Beautiful deco bathroom -- pink and black -- built from scratch

Glamorous deco-style bathrooms for the Wren & Willow 1940s cottage -

Yesterday we saw Wren & Willow’s kitchen renovation, and heard from owner-contractor Laureen Skrivan about her company’s plan to remodel it to rent on Airbnb...

1930s deco wallpaper

1930s wallpaper by Paul Poiret now reproduced by Schumacher -

If glamorous 1920s or 1930s wallpaper is just what your house is asking for, here are four showy revived document designs with unparalleled provenance: Schumacher’s..

Servel Steel Kitchen Cabinets - some amazing features! - Retro Renovation

Servel Steel Kitchen Cabinets - designed by Norman Bel Geddes (?) - some amazing features! -

Servel steel kitchen cabinets were designed to go along with an already-famous refrigerator — the natural gas-powered Servel. And, right up front I will say:..

Love the Big Chill refrigerator in this 1940s style kitchen built new!

Wren & Willow's little bit of perfection 1940s house remodel: Let's start with the kitchen -

This is exactly the kind of story I was hoping to ultimately see lots of, when I started this blog nine years ago: Contractors …..