Wednesday, March 18, 2009

House & Garden's Complete Guide to Interior Decoration - 1953

I received some fantastic books for Christmas 2008, thank you Alex,one of which is H & G's Complete Guide to Interior Decoration from 1953. One of the chapters that I especially love is entitled Color is a Magic Wand. The chapter features work from some of America's very best decorators. The most interesting section of this chapter, in my opinion, is a two page spread documenting Van Day Truex's evolving apartment over a seven year span.












9 comments:

  1. Thanks for pointing this out...another book to track down. I love that you can watch how style evolves!

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  2. Me too, R.A.! It's a spectacular book, and I'm sure you'll love it. I will post more from it another time.

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  3. what a great book....some of those shots wouldnt seem out of place in any of todays books or magazines...

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  4. Great post Scott. Much of this still looks fresh-real style is timeless.

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  5. what a perfect gift :-) I'm sure you're enjoying it!

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  6. CBD / SR2 - You're both absolutely right - isn't it amazing?! There are aspects of these rooms that could literally be copied today and seem fresh!

    Yes, Stefan- It was a nice gift, and I am still enjoying it!

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  7. I have the 1970 version of this series and it's fabulous. You can see exactly where Jonathan Adler and Kelly Wearstler stole all of their ideas from.

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  8. This is incredible...thank you for posting it! xx

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