In With The Old, Classic Decor From A to Z Book, one of Melissa's favorite Decor reference books. We seek out and stock this inspired treasure whenever possible! We were recently thrilled to find 3 brand new editions!
Chinoiserie, Passementerie and Verre Églomisé and many more design terms detailed and there origins explained. An easy informative read, recommended for any design lover or amateur designer!
PUBLISHER: Potter Style, New York
DIMENSIONS: 9.5" L x 7.75" W x 1.5" D, 272 pages
FACTS & HISTORY: Jennifer Boles, the voice behind the design world's favorite blog The Peak of Chic, is leading the revival to rediscover the unique
objects and decorating lessons of vintage rooms. When applied with a modern touch, flourishes such as Chippendale chairs, grotto furniture, house stationery, and vanities can dress up any home, evoking a bygone era of gracious living.
In the vein of Dorothy Draper's Decorating Is Fun!, Boles's medley of 100 design essentials from the past-organized from A to Z-enlightens and instructs while exploring curious facts and timeless decorating advice plucked from great tastemakers, including Billy Baldwin, Sister Parish, and the Duchess of Windsor.
Learn about blanc de chine figurines, which adorned
the sets of black-and-white movies and will accessorize a room without introducing conflicting color or pattern. To create visual harmony on a bookshelf, borrow the late Nancy Lancaster's secret of wrapping your books in vibrant red paper. From garden follies to whimsical singerie patterns, you'll have distinctive ideas for antiques shopping, collecting, and personalizing your space.
With a foreword by Alexa Hampton, one of today's traditional designers with a modern flair, In with the Old is both a guide to classic style and a compendium of stylish living.