January 28, 2011MCM Home Improvement – Interior Shutters
By Sablemable aka Jan
A lot of people may think of interior shutters as more Early American or Colonial decor, but I have always liked the looks of them; my parents’ home had them in every room and they seemed to go well with whatever decorating style you wanted. Yes, Mom and Dad lived in a MCM house built in 1961. The original owners had them put up, albeit they decorated Early American, even adding a Franklin fireplace, but Mom did her decor in a more traditional style.
And you all know my tale of woe with the rustic looking stone fireplace in my living room and how I wish I had the money to rip it out. Alas, I have decided instead to bite the bullet and live with it and I think the addition of shutters will help greatly and go well with the vintage Danish furniture I want.
From one of my decorating magazines from 1963, here is an image of a living room with interior shutters.
From my 1967 Spring/Summer Spiegel catalog, here are the shutter styles, unfinished that they had for sale.
The standard version
Shutters with beaded detail
Shutters with inserts, to add your personal touch with fabric.
I like the standard style the best and I do believe I will put them on every window in my house.
Next week, we’ll discuss wood stain colors for the shutters and the trim in my house. I’ll need your input, readers!