1942 - Better Homes and Gardens redesigned the Hunt family's living and dining rooms


All colorful cotton is this room, from the rose rug to unbleached muslin curtains trimmed the quaint petticoat percale that covers the sofa. It's a chintz that makes gay the Victorian chairs. Old pottery tiles frame the fireplace, their blues picked up in the old china pieces on the mantel 

Percale with grapes, strawberries, apples, and pears gives the Hunt dining-room its bright-as-a-button look. The same percale on the maple chairs sets off to perfection the persimmon-red wallpaper. The bleached mahogany server was once a washstand. Spode china adds charm to the cupboard 


images and info provided by the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine ARCHIVE from the Zetu Harrys Collection