Retro Style: The '50's Look for Today's Home
Recalling the home fashions of the 50's, this volume offers today's home decorator a more discerning perspective on an era that evokes endless nostalgia. With functional household products-kettles, toasters, hand blenders, and more-being fashionably designed, these stylish accessories make chores at home far more glamorous.
This colorful, easy-to-follow guide highlights the look of the period-from materials like Formica and molded plywood to the patterns of sgraffito and dissected fruit. It also provides how-to projects for creating classic styles in a modern setting.
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50s designs accessories Akari Altematively Ant chair artists authentic retro bed linen Bertoia blinds bold Britain brushed ceramics chairs Charles Eames china choose chrome classic clock coffee bars color scheme combined comer comfort Constantin Brancusi cotton covered curtains cushions decade decorative diner edge Eero Saarinen fabric designs Fishs Eddy floor Florence Knoll fumished fumiture designers gingham glass graphic hang ideal inexpensive interior Iron Isamu Noguchi kitchen kitsch laminate lamp LEFT legs light living Lucienne Day manufacturers marker pen materials metal modem motifs organza original palette paper lantems pastel pattems pieces pillowcase placemat plastic plates plywood polypropylene popular printed production quilt radio raffia retro style RIGHT Robin Day Satinwood paint Scandinavian sculptural sgraffito shade shapes sheet simple sofa space stencil storage studio pottery subtle Terence Conran textile designs upholstery vases vintage vinyl wall wallpaper window treatments wood woven