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Retro Style: The 50's Look for Today's Home

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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 th
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 2nd 2000 by Universe (first published August 2nd 2000)
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Audrey
Aug 23, 2015 Audrey rated it it was ok
I think if you were just starting to explore the world of midcentury furnishings, this might serve as a basic primer, but the downside to that is that it's just not visually appealing. It covers the basics in terms of some well-known designers, materials, shapes/styles, and a few (not-too-interesting DIYs) but there is plenty of material on the internet that's much better than what you'd find here. Not recommended, even as a starting point.
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Feb 16, 2012 Stephanie rated it really liked it
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I received this book for my birthday! What a fabulous gift!!! The best part? All the DIY projects!
robin
Feb 20, 2011 robin rated it it was ok
Not great, pretty repetitive, and most of the stuff looks like it is from Ikea.
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Reneein Dallas
Oct 05, 2013 Reneein Dallas rated it it was amazing
Love this book, wish I could afford the furnishings to copy in my home!
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Sep 30, 2007 Moggy rated it it was amazing
Another great retro decorating book. Is there a theme emerging? I like the pictures.
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Fantastic and creative ideas for adding a bit of retro flavor to your home.
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