Modern Retro Home

Tips and Inspiration for Creating Great Mid-Century Styles
Author: Mr Jason Grant
Publisher: Hardie Grant
ISBN: 9781742709925
Category: Design
Page: 256
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Modern Retro Home is your key to unlocking the secrets behind a thoroughly contemporary home that takes inspiration from the past. Organized into chapters according to each room of your house, Jason Grant takes us inside homes that embrace aesthetics from the 60s, 70s, and other classic decades of design, and walks us through why the styling of each room works. Despite its adventure into the past, don't expect to find tired-looking rooms in this book – Jason's fresh and accessible style shines through every page in their bright, colorful photographs. No matter the size of their budget or living space, or whether their belongings are sourced from eBay or high-end vintage stores, the tips in this book are accessible to anyone interested in creating their own modern retro home.

Retro Home


Author: Katherine Sorrell
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858945811
Category: Design
Page: 190
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Retro is back – if it ever went away – and more and more of us are finding inspiration in the homes of the twentieth century. Whether your preferred style is elegant Art Deco, streamlined mid-century modern or the chrome-laden decor of the classic American diner, Retro Home shows you how to re-create the look you love without having to break the bank or spend days scavenging junk shops and attics. Interiors expert Katherine Sorrell surveys the highly polished and lacquered glamour that characterized the homes of the 1920s and ’30s, the bright colours and Scandinavian sleek of the ’50s, and the funky plastic furnishings of the ’60s and early ’70s. She explains how to select a style that works for you; explores iconic designs that are crucial to getting the right look; and presents over 20 case studies of stunning retro rooms in contemporary homes. Whichever room you’re decorating, in whichever style, Retro Home guides you through the colour schemes, furniture (whether vintage or reproduction), soft furnishings and accessories that will create an authentic, individual interior.

Modern Retro

Living with Mid-Century Modern Style
Author: Neil Bingham,Andrew Weaving,Andrew Wood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781845973674
Category: Architecture
Page: 143
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In recent years, mid-century modern furniture, glass, ceramics, and textiles have become popular among those who appreciate their stylish contribution to the contemporary home. 'Modern Retro' will inspire you to create a look that combines modern classics by such visionaries as the Eameses, Bertoia, and Aalto with yard-sale treasures and the best of contemporary design. Created by modern classics dealer Andrew Weaving and design commentator Neil Bingham, 'Modern Retro' is not about slavishly recreating a period feel. Instead, it shows how to take the best designs from the 1920s to the 1970s and use them throughout your home in a relaxed and individual way, making the most of the gloriously eclectic forms, colors, and patterns available.

Modern Retro

From Rustic to Urban, Classic to Colourful
Author: Caroline Clifton-Mogg
Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP
ISBN: 9781910254165
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
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In that yawning gap between the antique and the new, there is something else. Some call it vintage, some retro, but whatever the name the concept is the same - the objects and furniture that are not quite old and not quite new, but are always original and unique. Modern Retro looks at this fascinating area of design and decoration. The arrangement of rooms - where to put what - has always been a vital part of successful interior decoration, and it is even more important when it comes to creating an interior that is a mixture of the expected and the completely unexpected. It is an art and it requires a real skill, for there has to be respect for every objet trouve, as well as an understanding of how each element will work best. Modern Retro shows how to combine, how to edit and how to put the unlikely and the unusual together in a sympathetic way. Inspiration and ideas occupy every page of this absorbing book.

Classic Modern

Midcentury Modern at Home
Author: Deborah Dietsch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684867441
Category: Design
Page: 207
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A visual tour of mid-twentieth-century design introduces the bold architecture of the 1940s and 1950s.

Living Retro


Author: Andrew Weaving
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849757577
Category: Design
Page: 160
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Our passion for retro style shows no signs of fading. From the cerebral elegance of mid-century modern and the spare simplicity of Scandinavian retro design to the flamboyant opulence of the 1970s, retro interiors still exert enormous appeal. In this glorious book, Andrew Weaving visits 18 inspiring and varied locations that showcase the Living Retro style. Take a tour of a minimalist loft in London, admire the spare simplicity of Scandinavian mid-century modern and enjoy the colorful, playful chic of Palm Beach in the 1960s – the carefully chosen locations around the globe illustrate the many facets of a look that ranges from sophisticated glamour to pared-down elegance. Â

Sew Retro


Author: Judi Ketteler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1610605039
Category:
Page: N.A
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Handmade Modern

Mid-Century Inspired Projects for Your Home
Author: Todd Oldham
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060591250
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
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Seventy–two step–by–step projects for modern do–it–yourself home and office design, by world–renowned designer Todd Oldham. Love the look of mid–century, modern, retro design, but don't feel like dropping two weeks' pay on an Eames chair? Todd Oldham shares his passion for mid–century modern homes with over 72 do–it–yourself projects for anyone who loves crafts and longs to add character to every corner of their home. Each project is charted through step–by–step photos and instructions until the fabulously mod end. Other projects include home–computer face–lifts, Xerox wallpaper, aluminium lighting fixtures, and cosy shoe–storage systems. In additional to Todd's brilliantly engineered projects, the book comes complete with a tutorial on modern home design in the form of sidebars and short essays throughout –everything from that now–famous Eames chair to the case–study houses of the 1950s. Handmade Modern promises to revolutionise the way the reader looks at his or her own home and capacity to beautify a space. Chic, accessible, and fun, this is the achievable new look of modern home design.

Modern Vintage Style


Author: Emily Chalmers,Ali Hanan
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849758024
Category: Design
Page: 160
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In Modern Vintage Style, Emily Chalmers—interiors stylist and owner of hip boutique Caravan—shows how using vintage items in a contemporary context can introduce humor, flair, and personality to any home. Think antique and brand new, machine-made and handcrafted, shiny smooth and distressed, plastic and porcelain, all mixed up in a fresh, original way. Decorating should be fun and inspiring, so there are no style diktats; no “this-must-go-with-that”. Modern vintage is all about trusting your instincts and taste and using a bit of imagination in seeking out the right items to create a perfect balance of old and new. In the first section of the book, Inspirations, Emily offers up imaginative and varied examples of furniture, lighting, textiles, decorating, and collections & display. In the second section, Style, she shows you exactly how to pull the look together, applying her decorating philosophy so you can cook & eat, live, sleep, and bathe in tune with Modern Vintage Style.

Making Midcentury Modern


Author: Christopher Kennedy
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423646509
Category: House & Home
Page: 208
View: 4942
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Midcentury design has a hold on the American consciousness: from television, to commercials, to the fashion runway. Yet, not all of us can live in a pedigreed midcentury home; fear not! The principles of midcentury design can be applied to the most unassuming spaces. Making Midcentury Modern is created to help you make midcentury modern by offering one hundred foolproof tips for introducing modernist design into a contemporary home. In line with forward-thinking designers of the midcentury, the principles in this book are presented in a way that feels fresh, relevant, and current. Christopher Kennedy has quickly and not-so-quietly emerged as one of the nation's freshest voices in home furnishings and interior design. Working from his studio and shop in Palm Springs, his name has become synonymous with Jet Set modern luxury and vibrant California glamour. Christopher's work and products have captured the attention of such leading publications as Architectural Digest, Dwell Magazine, Elle Décor, Luxe Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times.

A Place Called Home

Creating Beautiful Spaces to Call Your Own
Author: Jason Grant,James Geer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781742704999
Category: Architecture
Page: 271
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Sydney-based interior stylist Jason Grant shows readers how to decorate their house to make it a home.

Atomic Ranch


Author: Jim Brown
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 142360895X
Category: House & Home
Page: 192
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Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United States. Authors Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown, founders and publishers of the popular quarterly Atomic Ranch magazine, extol the virtues of the tract, split-level, rambler home and its many unique qualities: private front facades, open floor plans, secluded bedroom wings, walls of glass, and an easy-living lifestyle. From updated homes with high-end Italian kitchens, terrazzo floors, and modern furniture to affordable homeowner renovations with eclectic thrift-store furnishings, Atomic Ranch presents twenty-five homes showcasing inspiring examples of stylish living through beautiful color photographs, including before and after shots, design-tip sidebars, and a thorough resource index.Atomic Ranch reveals: Hallmarks of the ranch style Inspiring original ranch homes Ranch house transformations and makeovers Preservation of mid-century neighborhoods Adding personality to a ranch home Yards and landscaping Plus, a helpful resource section and index!

Retro Style

Class, Gender and Design in the Home
Author: Sarah Elsie Baker
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0857851098
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
View: 1804
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Retro interiors have come to the fore in recent years as a highly desirable and valuable branch of interior design. The emergence of a need for decorative objects and vintage furniture has resurrected retro style and placed it firmly as a key trend of contemporary design. Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home is the first book to explore the modern position of retro by asking important questions around the emergence of the trend, its impact on production and consumption and how it manifests itself in the contemporary interior. Examining themes ranging from design, taste and the aestheticisation of everyday life to the bohemianisation of popular culture, the book provides a fascinating insight into how retro has shaped modern interior design. Using original ethnographic research from retro retailers, enthusiasts, designers and media professionals Retro Style explores the positive and negative side of the style, ultimately providing an original and thought-provoking perspective on the history and trajectory of how retro has become what it now is and its bearing on the future of designed interiors.

Retro Housewife

A Salute to the Suburban Superwoman
Author: Kristin Tillotson
Publisher: Collectors Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781888054927
Category: House & Home
Page: 128
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- Includes 1950s tips for making a happy husband and home.- With more than 200 classic images of women as wives, mothers, and homemakers.- Features fun-filled facts and those elements of daily life that assisted a housewife in performing her daily duties.- An ideal gift for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, baby showers, Mother's Day, or girlfriends.

New Nordic Colour

Decorating with a vibrant modern palette
Author: Antonia af Petersens
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 9781849758758
Category: Design
Page: 160
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Scandinavian style has long been associated with light, clean-lined spaces or pared-down monochrome interiors. However, in recent years the colour palette has seen a dramatic shift away from pale, cool shades and dramatic, darker and more characterful hues have begun to appear in stylish Nordic homes. Why have the Scandinavians suddenly welcomed colour in this way and how is it being used? As well as discussing the theories behind this shift and analysis of the most popular colour schemes, in New Nordic Colour interiors writer Antonia af Petersen offers expert advice on choosing colour for your home. She goes on to visit 10 Nordic homes that are divided into three different types. Dark Eclectic schemes feature deep, intense hues: dusk blue, storm grey, forest green and indigo, all inspired by the more dramatic tones of the Nordic landscape. Bold Accents focuses on the details that stand out and add character – think deep red berry bushes or the russet tones of the northern birch forests in Fall. Finally, in Majestic Pastels Antonia provides a glimpse into interiors decorated in strong but subtle pastels for a remarkably modern effect. These unique Nordic homes all have one thing in common—plain white walls and monochrome palettes have been replaced with rich, complex, and vibrant hues.

Home Economics

Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household
Author: Jennifer Mcknight Trontz
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 1594747504
Category: House & Home
Page: 176
View: 6090
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“Housekeeping is becoming more and more a matter of science, and the laurels are bound to fall to the woman who conducts her household in a business-like way.” Let the thrifty sensibility of yesteryear be your guide as you shop for the most economical foods, choose wall colors scientifically, clean with natural products, look your best without breaking the bank, and budget your way to frugal efficiency. In this amazing collection of clever wisdom and practical advice drawn from vintage home-economics textbooks, you’ll find everything you need to get back to basics and run a healthy and happy household. Home Economics covers all the categories of delightful domesticity: • Health & Hygiene • Cookery & Recipes • Manners & Etiquette • Design & Decoration • Cleaning & Safety • Gardening & Crafts Rediscover the art and science of keeping house—economically!

Interior Design Handbook?

Mid-Centu
Author: D. C. Hillier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780500519578
Category: Architects
Page: 192
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The mid-twentieth century was a dynamic period in international design, including interior design, and has retained its influence on popular culture today. This handbook shows readers how to create a tailor-made home inspired by the iconic designs of this period. Working through the home one room at a time, the book highlights classic items of furniture and signature accessories. In-depth case studies demonstrate the essential elements and provide inspiration. Colour combinations are explored to help personalise these inventive styles for the home. Anyone eager to bring mid-century chic to their own home will find this book a valuable resource.

Ladies' Home Journal Book of Interior Decoration


Author: Elizabeth T. Halsey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258304799
Category:
Page: 226
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Additional Editors Richard Pratt, Margaret Davidson, Gladys Taber. Designer Contributor H. T. Williams.

Modern Originals

At Home with Midcentury European Designers
Author: Leslie Williamson
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 0847842231
Category: Architecture
Page: 221
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Showcasing the functional beauty of midcentury design, 'Modern Originals' presents the innovative homes by some of the most compelling and influential European midcentury designers, including Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Finn Juhl, Robin and Lucienne Day, and Gae Aulenti.

Mid-Century Modern

Interiors, Furniture, Design Details
Author: Bradley Quinn
Publisher: Conran
ISBN: 1840914068
Category: Architecture
Page: 176
View: 8659
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The 1950's house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home's decoration-walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture. Case studies examine beautiful present-day homes that exhibit mid-century style in an exemplary way, and suggest ideas for taking the 1950's look-complete with collector's pieces-and mixing and matching it with elements from other eras.