A 1940s-Inspired Makeover /// Design of the Times (Episode 2)

A 1940s-Inspired Makeover /// Design of the Times (Episode 2)

Welcome to Lowe’s Design of the Times – a series celebrating Lowe’s Home Improvement’s 100th birthday.

We’ll be taking a look back over the past century at different decade trends and styles that have shaped the modern building practices of home design.

Watch Lowe’s and Maurice Harris, artist and designer behind Blume & Plume, help homeowners makeover spaces from various decades, so they’re stylish and functional – all while paying tribute to the original details that made them so unique in the first place.

Design of the Times proves the right products and the right design can transport any space into the modern era.

00:00 – Intro
00:43 – The Homeowners
03:38 – The 1940’s Style
04:44 – The Demo
05:08 – Cabinetry
05:48 – Flooring
06:18 – Countertops
06:35 – Backsplash
07:45 – Wallpaper
08:30 – The Reveal

CASAINC 3-Piece bar table set counter pub table Brown Adjustable Table, Mdf with Wood Wood Base – https://low.es/3xOZitk
Kate and Laurel 3.25-in Pink Tray Tabletop Decoration – https://low.es/3seJ2AE
Baxton Studio Gray Wood Base with Composite Wood Top Kitchen Island – https://low.es/3sd1GsG
Kichler Trentino 28-in Natural Brass Semi-flush Mount Light – https://low.es/3iKwQ7H
allen + roth 18-in Green Artificial Boston Fern Plants – https://low.es/37DLeZ0
Vintiquewise Burned Wood Carved Small Serving Fruit Bowl Bread Basket – https://low.es/3yQfU5i
Moen Edwyn Pre-Rinse Spring Matte Black 1-Handle Deck-Mount Pull-Down Handle Kitchen Faucet – https://low.es/3iJujdV
Franke USA Ellipse Drop-In 25-in x 22-in Onyx Single Bowl 4-Hole Kitchen Sink – https://low.es/3yLblt9
Artmore Tile Tarantino 20-Pack Sage 9-in x 9-in Glazed Porcelain Encaustic Floor and Wall Tile – https://low.es/3yYIiT3
allen + roth A+R Solid Surface Antiquity Solid Surface Gray Kitchen Countertop Sample (4-in x 4-in) – https://low.es/37Hwf0k
5.50-in x 8-ft White Tongue and Groove Wall Plank – https://low.es/3xJMKnc
KitchenAid 30-in 5 Burners 5.8-cu ft Self-Cleaning Convection Oven Freestanding Gas Range (White) – https://low.es/3iJsCgq
KitchenAid 2-cu ft Over-the-Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking – https://low.es/3g1u3VO
Bespoke French Door 4-Door Flex Refrigerator & Customizable Panels – https://low.es/3lZ1WdF
Tempaper Lemons Lemond Drop Peel and Stick Wallpaper – https://low.es/3AEbWgC
allen + roth Galway 24-in W x 34.5-in H x 24-in D Sage Painted Door and Drawer Base Fully Assembled Semi-custom (Made to Order) Cabinet – https://low.es/3adgtv6
Brainerd Square 3-3/4-in Center to Center Brushed Brass Rectangular Bail/Drop Drawer Pulls – https://low.es/2XvcE1D
Lew’s Hardware Disc 1.125-in Brass (Brushed) Cylindrical Transitional Cabinet Knob – https://low.es/3m6eccr
Cosco 1-Step 220-lb Capacity Yellow Steel Step Stool – https://low.es/2VMa5aY
Grayson Lane Grayson Lane Set of 2 5-in, 6-in Farmhouse Canisters Clear Glass – https://low.es/3CP6Uj6
Kobalt 24-Volt Max Variable Speed Brushless Cordless Reciprocating Saw – https://low.es/2VKQvvH
Kobalt 2-Tool 24-Volt Max Brushless Power Tool Combo Kit with Soft Case – https://low.es/2SIm87C
Kobalt Prybar 15-in High Carbon Steel Wrecking Bar – https://low.es/3jVVuS2
CRAFTSMAN AUTOLOCK 25-ft Tape Measure – https://low.es/3g3ShPs
Kobalt 7-in 5-Amp Wet Tabletop Tile Saw – https://low.es/3g1r8ws
CRAFTSMAN V20 16-Gauge Cordless Finish Nailer – https://low.es/3m6eCj1
KitchenAid 39-Decibel Front Control 24-in Built-In Dishwasher (White) ENERGY STAR – https://low.es/3CMUmZx
CRAFTSMAN 48-in I-beam Level – https://low.es/3rJZeck
NuWallpaper Wallpaper Application Kit – https://low.es/3jRSgz8
ecolight 3-Pack 3-in Battery Puck Under Cabinet Lights – https://low.es/3CPPJOK

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  1. Get Pretty Fit on July 9, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    He did excellent job.

  2. Jan Williams on July 9, 2022 at 11:37 pm


  3. small footprint on July 9, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Love the colors. Green and yellow is my fave combo. Everything looks so pretty.

  4. dawwnnyy on July 9, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    I found it interesting that he used a mix of kitchen aid and samsung appliances.

  5. Ms Ann on July 9, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    Now I would have jumped from the ceiling with excitement getting a new kitchen what!!!!!! All new appliances after what they were using 😀 or half using I love all the new kitchen appliances and decor wonderful transformation

  6. Narayanan Kannan on July 9, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    So nice 1940 kitchen

  7. Keeley Marie on July 9, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Maurice is a keeper! Looking forward to the next episode, and I hope you find another series for him to do after this!

  8. KMF on July 9, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Doesn’t look like a 40s style at all. Looks like a very ….too modern kitchen. Not what I thought they would do. No…zero vintage vibe whatsoever

  9. inlovewithJLT on July 9, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    That’s so fascinating about the shift from metal to wood cabinets!

  10. Serendipity on July 9, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    With the exception of the floor and refrigerator, it looks farmhouse style to me – great kitchen, but not retro style.

  11. Buckshot 1 on July 9, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    This is totally me! I love it all.

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  13. anna Lee on July 9, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    This really didn’t hit 1940s for me. The garish modern wall paper and the awful cabinets. It just seems like a half-assed attempt at a modern kitchen.

  14. Yeschef on July 9, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    LOVE the floor tile, backsplash and Maurice’s shirt! 🥰

  15. Elia- Maria Abbott on July 9, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Love Love love, colors fantastic

  16. Pam Boone on July 9, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Wow Maurice you done awesome!! Love it ❤️

  17. Help me get 1k subs with no videos 🙏 on July 9, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Effing customer

  18. Psychic Medium Leah Gail on July 9, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Beautiful makeover into a functional kitchen. Did they keep the lemon wall?

  19. Katherine Chu on July 9, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    LOVE IT!!! It looks AWESOME! Like a picture from a movie set jeez

  20. Briana Greene on July 9, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Love the history lessons tied in!

  21. Darla Burnett on July 9, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    OK I have to say I was really surprised by the reveal! Definitely stayed in the 1940s ! Turned out really good not my style because I just pull all my 1940s out of my remodel. Well done

  22. Heyu7her3 on July 9, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Why take out metal cabinets in a mid-century kitchen? And then make them shaker style?

  23. Nik Sio on July 9, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    More please more!

  24. D Porter-Gage on July 9, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    So many good ideas!! I am thinking I need a new backslash and flooring! Hmmm..

  25. Melanie Hernandez on July 9, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    Looks awesome 😎

  26. Tom Bombadil on July 10, 2022 at 12:00 am

    He looks like he wearing funny party glass with nose and mustache. )))

  27. chrisanthony144 on July 10, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Honestly great job, but I definitely miss the weekender host. This was a little difficult to watch and definitely not for everyone.

  28. Katherine Chu on July 10, 2022 at 12:03 am

    It speaks of a designer so much when they are able to knock out ANY style of ANY decade… I mean… wow!

  29. Lindee Hopkins on July 10, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Wow wow wowza!! This 8s FABULOUS!!!!

  30. Colleen McCann on July 10, 2022 at 12:05 am

    I am too excited

  31. Linda Passos on July 10, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Decor it’s really 40’s just 1 thing it’s making me confused… Microwave on top of the stove without a kitchen hood? Are they going to use the stove ever? Kitchens on this side of the pond are very different for safety and hygiene reasons, we would never put a microwave on top of a stove like that?.. And I definitely wouldn’t like to have to clean that microwave bottom every time I cooked that’s for sure 😬

  32. BeeBee Tee on July 10, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Great job! It fits the style of the 1940s and it still has a modern feel.

  33. Sherri Emerson on July 10, 2022 at 12:15 am

    That’s a beautiful make 0ver!❤

  34. Silver fox Homestead on July 10, 2022 at 12:15 am

    I LOVE that floor. It might be going in my kitchen soon.

  35. Marcia Shindler on July 10, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Beautiful retro update!

  36. Octave Octave on July 10, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Lowe’s just publicly announced they no longer want white employees or white customers, and are pushing CRT aggressively. Not the world’s smartest business decision….

  37. Trolls call me Karen on July 10, 2022 at 12:17 am

    I love Maurice’s energy. He’s awesome.

  38. Amrona Naragon on July 10, 2022 at 12:17 am

    The cabinets color, the backsplash, and the refrigerator went very well together however, the wimsical wall paper of lemons did not go well with it. I think an art deco wall paper pattern with a hint of the
    color that was on the bottom of the refrigerator would have look nice on that side of the wall.

  39. Christopher Barrett on July 10, 2022 at 12:18 am

    It’s a shame the final design went with such muted colours, when the homeowners seemed to really enjoy the light blue cabinets that used to be in the space. And to rip up that tiled floor… To replace it with a different tiled floor? I know you’re trying to sell products, but this seemed incredibly wasteful of resources.
    The end kitchen looked very handsome, and the space is more efficiently used. The homeowners seemed very happy, so I suppose that’s what counts most.

  40. Ovidiu Ciuparu on July 10, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Everything in that chicken is amazing with the exception of the lemon wall. Is hideous!

  41. Biscuit Bandit on July 10, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Time to boycott another Woke psychopathic corporation smh. Enjoy your net losses 📉

  42. D. Monique Life on July 10, 2022 at 12:20 am

    When I saw the preview of the lemon wallpaper, I was nervous. However, Maurice and the team knocked it out of the box. The space looked gorgeous.

  43. Asia Huff on July 10, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Maurice is so talented! It is phenomenal how he can mix different colors and patterns so effortlessly and flawlessly 🤎

  44. Sailing Cate on July 10, 2022 at 12:23 am

    I hate the wall paper, i love the floor and all other colours, but that wall ruins every thing!

  45. Treeofwysdm on July 10, 2022 at 12:24 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  46. Belle Will on July 10, 2022 at 12:27 am


  47. Star Gazer on July 10, 2022 at 12:27 am

    L🍋VE it!

  48. Grace Chong on July 10, 2022 at 12:28 am

    this designer is a treasure <3

  49. Alicia Sy on July 10, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Nahh you did that?!!! Omggg

  50. lovly 2cu on July 10, 2022 at 12:31 am

    not 1 item connected to the 40s at all. Sorry not sorry. There is zero 40s vibe which they asked for

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