From Gatsby to Mad Men: Home decor through the decades

From the tin ceilings of the 1910's to the millennial "snail showers," these design elements and amenities were certainly signs of their times. And, according to Trulia, they can often be big selling points for homebuyers.

1900s: Tin ceilings

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Many buildings boasted tin ceilings at the turn of the 20th century, according to Trulia. Factory made, they were inexpensive, fireproof and durable.

Modern denizens of New York's Tribeca neighborhood -- many of whom turned old industrial shops into residential lofts -- have rescued them, as well as neo-classic columns, walls of windows and wood floors.

This particular loft cleaned up well. It has 12-foot tin ceilings throughout, a great room and a kitchen that opens up to the main living space.

For further information: Trulia

Source: Trulia
- Last updated June 10 2013 06:09 AM ET
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