Explores the decorative styles based on the designs and colours of that era and uses a fresh combination of elements that are right for today's living. Looks at the colour palette, characteristic patterns and materials and the furniture and accessories that dominated the period. Illustrated with over 200 colour photos.
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.