Retro Rooms Doing Double Duty

Retro Rooms Doing Double Duty

Claire
Mar 18, 2009
[Amazing Armstrong Floor ad published in Country Gentleman, September 1948 ]

People have been finding ways to make the most of their space long before they could click around the internet for ideas. With vibrant colors in mind, we decided to look through internet archives of vintage print publications for some examples of rooms doing double-duty more than 20 years ago.

This 1965 Life photo shows a bedroom-cum art studio in a Noyes-designed Nantucket summer home...

A 1968 Better Homes and Gardens shows that a guest bedroom can double as an office...

This House Beautiful loft apartment with an elevated library is straight from the 80s...

LINKS
Guess the Decade: Master Bath With Books
Art & Architecture: Online Archive
Smithsonian Archives of American Art: Digital Collections
Look: Google Brings Life Magazine to Your Computer
Interior Decor From Classic Oscar Films

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