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The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture)

The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture) review ¿ 103 A friendly conversational tone explains how to design furnish and decorate a house in order to make it a beautiful useful and livable homeDe Wolfe pioneered the concept of the home as a representation of the owner's identity and this book defines her decorating methods philosophy and approach to creating spaces for gracious entertaining Part step by step manual and part aesthetic treatise this volume advoca. Anxious to read this book which is unavailable at my local libraryhappy to find this book Nice size book with a few pictorials

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The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture) review ¿ 103 Good taste can be developed in anyone just as surely as good manners are possible to anyone And good taste is as necessary as good manners declared Elsie de Wolfe the first lady of American interior design Although de Wolfe decorated the homes of wealthy socially prominent clients she always maintained that her vision of elegant but comfortable living is attainable to all This timeless 1913 book written in. I enjoyed reading about what was considered good taste in 1913 and comparing it with today s principles of design While some may complain that this woman s almost unlimited resources made good taste easy I valued seeing what one would do if money were no object As Elsie de Wolf said than once having plenty of money does not guarantee good taste Likewise not having money does not mean that an attractive home is out of reach What is timeless is having a home that reflects the dwellers within one that is simple where each item has a purpose and is not just for decoration Then as now we like homes that are neat and clean and that comfort and refresh us

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The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture) review ¿ 103 Tes for simpler yetrefined decor In contrast to the Victorian penchant for dark furniture bric a brac and heavy draperies de Wolfe advised her readers to let in natural light to replace gaudy colors with beige and ivory and to abandon clutter Her practical suggestions illustrated by period photographs illuminate the attitudes of a century ago while retaining their resonance for modern day interior designers. Originally published in 1913 The House in Good Taste by Elsie De Wolfe is a window into what interior design would have looked like at the time for the upper class De Wolfe had decided opinions on design and taste and wasn t afraid to share them Here are a couple of gems I enjoyedThere is nothing abused than the piano I love music but I am not a musician and so I do not expose myself to the merciless banging of chance callers I think pianos are for musicians not strummers who spoil all chance for any real conversationThere has been of late a vulgar fashion of having a huge mass of colored glass and beads suspended from near brass chains in the dining rooms of certain apartments and houses These monstrous things are called domes no one knows why It is the sight of hundreds of these dreadful domes in the lamp shops that gives one a feeling of discouragement The humblest kitchen lamp of brass and tin would be beautiful by contrastI especially enjoyed the chapter on lighting as electricity wasn t universal yet in 1913 although you can tell that Ms De Wolfe was preaching to the upper class because she mostly assumes that having it put in is not an issueI also enjoyed looking at the pictures of some of the rooms Ms De Wolfe had designedAll in all I d say read this if you re into interior design there are good principles taught even if it s not exactly up to date or if you re really into the nineteen teens


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    summary The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture) read & download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Þ Elsie de Wolfe Elsie de Wolfe Þ 3 review I enjoyed reading about what was considered good taste in 1913 and comparing it with today's principles of design While some may complain that this woman's almost unlimited resources made good taste easy I valued seeing what one would do if

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    Download Author Elsie de Wolfe : The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture) – Pdf/Epub read & download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Þ Elsie de Wolfe summary The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture) Anxious to read this book which is unavailable at my local libraryhappy to find this book Nice size book with a few pictorials

  3. says: Download Author Elsie de Wolfe : The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture) – Pdf/Epub

    Download Author Elsie de Wolfe : The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture) – Pdf/Epub Originally published in 1913 The House in Good Taste by Elsie De Wolfe is a window into what interior design would have looked like at the time—for the upper class De Wolfe had decided opinions on design and taste and wasn't afraid to share them Here are a couple of gems I enjoyedThere is nothing abused than the piano I love music—but

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    Download Author Elsie de Wolfe : The House in Good Taste: Design Advice from America's First Interior Decorator (Dover Architecture) – Pdf/Epub Elsie de Wolfe Þ 3 review read & download ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB Þ Elsie de Wolfe Reading this book is like jumping back in time a century back in time when the houses were huge and you cannot buy kitchens in Ikea FascinatingLeggere uesto libro significa tornare indietro nel tempo di almeno un centinaio di anni uando le case erano immense e non si potevano comprare le cucine da Ikea Affascinante

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