A Housewife’s Kitchen, 1931
Decade of transition: the eat-in kitchen with wall cabinets and lively colors; icebox in the back hall.
Many bar-cart designs are over-embellished or industrially streamlined; this iron tray
cart on wheels with distressed red paint has old-fashioned utility. By Park Designs through online retailers; $137.95 from everythingprimitives.com Signature Hardware has this versatile 42" enameled cast-iron wall sink with integral fluted drainboard. Disposal flange and backsplash-mount faucet sold separately. $995.95. signaturehardware.com The old-fashioned
bean pot is a kitchen stalwart. The stoneware bean pot (shown in Truffle) is from Le Creuset’s Heritage line. Safe to 500°, 4.5 qt., about $160 through online retailers. lecreuset.com Brick-pattern linoleum, wildly popular for decades, is no longer made. So how about real ½" thin-cut salvaged brick flooring that installs like ceramic tile using thin-set? Price is $6 per square foot, from Vintage Brick. bricksalvage.com
Cabinets are painted in green and cream with a red accent, a popular scheme through the mid-1940s. The bungalow breakfast nook tucks into an arched niche.