I love looking through vintage decorating books to see how people used to live. For my birthday, my husband bought me a book called Inspiring 1950s Interiors from Armstrong, and it features this kitchen that “was built for versatility.”
Get a load of this: “Most of the time, the area is used as a playpen with the adjustable table flat on the floor. The family’s toddler can play here, in sight of Mom while she prepares a meal nearby.” Then, at meal time, the table is pulled up to normal height:
Note the cupboards in the little 6-foot by 6-foot nook, which conveniently houses both tableware and toys. And look! You can lower the table to suit the little ones during play time:
Best of all, the next time you entertain, simply raise the table up to create “a refreshment bar.” Can you imagine having company over in black tie, standing at a bar in your little kitchen nook, nibbling on appetizers? You gotta love the 1950s.
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