The 'fabulous fourties" had a LOT of curtains, small armchairs (not huge couches). I find it interesting that everyone had a secretary style desk in living rooms back then.

The 'fabulous fourties" had a LOT of curtains, small armchairs (not huge couches). I find it interesting that everyone had a secretary style desk in living rooms back then.

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Living room, reconstruction for Channel 4 series 'The 1940's House'.

Living room, reconstruction for Channel 4 series 'The 1940's House'.

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During this post-war time, the focus of the home was placed on family. Seating in common areas was emphasized, so groups of people could comfortably spend time together. Colonial style furniture once again came into style and was used throughout the living and bedroom areas.

During this post-war time, the focus of the home was placed on family. Seating in common areas was emphasized, so groups of people could comfortably spend time together. Colonial style furniture once again came into style and was used throughout the living and bedroom areas.

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This Commune-designed Los Angeles living room, refurbished to reflect its 1940s William Haines design, features a sectional sofa upholstered in mohair | archdigest.com

This Commune-designed Los Angeles living room, refurbished to reflect its 1940s William Haines design, features a sectional sofa upholstered in mohair | archdigest.com

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1940s home, love couch and corner (plants, lamp, pillow, patterns)
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late 1940's interior decorating style | 1940s decor -- 32 pages of designs and ideas from 1944 - Retro ...

late 1940's interior decorating style | 1940s decor -- 32 pages of designs and ideas from 1944 - Retro ...

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Even youngsters will try their hand at coaxing a steak to perfection over glowing coalsPlan59 :: Retro 1940s 1950s Decor & Furniture :: In the Kitchen, 1957

Even youngsters will try their hand at coaxing a steak to perfection over glowing coalsPlan59 :: Retro 1940s 1950s Decor & Furniture :: In the Kitchen, 1957

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