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1930's art deco lounge diner
1930's art deco lounge diner
Room: Living Room
Colours: Brown; Green; Cream;
Style: Period Style;
Budget: Medium
Programme: DIY SOS
Designer: Deborah Drew;
Feature: Period fireplace, contemporary light fitting
Nick and the team transform the tired lounge diner of a 1930's semi into a modern space with an art deco twist.

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Leather sofa
Leather sofa
Two sofas rather than a conventional three-piece-suite give the room a more spacious uncluttered look. Debs has chosen classic sofas with 1930's rounded lines which add to the period feel.
Dining table
Dining table
Chrome and black glass were the must-have materials of the 1930s along with leather chairs, so this table and chairs are the perfect addition with a contemporary twist.
Light fitting
Light fitting
The light fitting is a really exciting modern design which creates contrast with the 1930's furniture.
Period colour scheme
Period colour scheme and accessories
Careful selection of the right period colours, in this case muted earth tones and a 1930's clock and poster have given the room a true art deco feel.
Art deco fireplace
The art deco fireplace is the classic icon of the 1930s, which no self-respecting semi should be without.
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If you want to create an authentic period feel don't start buying until you have done your research either on the web or at the local library.
  Products   Fireplace   Brand   20th Century Fires  
  Details   Wyndham all-tiled fireplace   Cost   £950  
  Supplier   Direct          
  Products   Sofa   Brand   Furniture Land  
  Details   Jardin, Antique Leather, chocolate   Cost   3 seater - £899 (sale price) 2 seater - £799 (sale price)  
  Supplier   Nationwide          
  Products   Table and chairs   Brand   Furniture Land  
  Details   Fifth Avenue   Cost   £699 (sale price)  
  Supplier   Nationwide          
  Products   Lighting   Brand   Afterdarklighting (UK)  
  Details   Silver capped ball modern pendent   Cost    
  Supplier   Afterdarklighting          
  Products   Paint   Brand   Crown  
  Details   Liquer / Soft Ivory   Cost    
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Products   Paint   Brand   Dulux  
  Details   Jungle Drums #4   Cost    
  Supplier   All good DIY stores          
  Products   Clock   Brand   Habitat  
  Details   Spoke   Cost   £40  
  Supplier   Habitat          
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