There are so many Armstrong flooring advertisements in my old magazines, I just thought it would be fun to show you some examples of room decor through the years. Here is a boy's bedroom from 1941:
And another boy's bedroom from 1968:
And a colorful playroom from 1967. I love the stools:
Here's another kitchen I like. This one is from 1943. See that daffodil knife rack there on the side of the counter? Just like the ones in my collection. I love the dishware on display, and that rolling cart/table. The furniture you see a glimpse of (in their dining room) looks similar to ours, too:
A kitchen with a blue floor and appliances from 1955:
And this looks like a combination laundry room/sewing room/playroom, perhaps? Check out that cute Taylor Tot! That monkey has one spiffy ride. I like this blue floor from 1952 better than the one above:
Brown and orange in this one from 1967. Would you look at the size of those dining chairs? I like them - but don't they look huge?
Lots of orange in this kitchen, too, from 1973. Cute plastic stool:
They called this one (from 1956) a BBQ area or some such, suggesting you could add it in a breezeway for an indoor/outdoor room. Sounds nice:
Two pink kitchens are up next. I love those pink chairs. And we have that lamp in our sunroom! From 1955:
I must have a thing about chairs. I really like the orange ones in this kitchen, too. From 1968:
This is from a 2000 advertisement. They call this flooring "Spatter Dash". I like it. We have a room in that same place, just off the kitchen (we call it the sun room, it's like a breakfast room), complete with a similar chrome-legged table and the light fixture I mentioned above, which you can see but a glimpse of at the top right corner. (Gee, there's another nice stool - looks like the one Teri Hatcher is sitting on in this post.)
We are in dire need of a new kitchen floor. I wouldn't mind the confetti-like look of their Spatter Dash pattern, but I also like good old (real) linoleum, and I like the look of a checkerboard design with vinyl tiles, too.
I don't need to make up my mind - we won't be getting it any time soon.