Story: Home décor and furnishings

Mainstream modernism

Mainstream modernism

The cover of Home Decorator, produced by New Zealand Carpet Distributors, depicts an ideal New Zealand living room of the late 1950s. By this time austere early modernism had been livened up by the introduction of bold patterns and bright colours.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-DECOR-1950s-02-cover

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Home décor and furnishings - Modernism, 1940s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/40720/mainstream-modernism (accessed 29 March 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013