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Bloomingdale's Book of Home Decorating Hardcover – October, 1973

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (October 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060109483
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060109486
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,020,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By moi surtout on February 17, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book features Barbara D'arcy's amazing room displays for Bloomingdale's department store. 1973 Bloomingdale's was not Ikea; these rooms are not meant to show practical ways of dressing up simple spaces. This books showcases the best of the best, furniture for your dreamhome, no budget in sight. This is not your average 70s book of advice for newlyweds wanting to turn their house into a home. It's an inspirational, all-out, sky's-the-limit explosion of creativity, trends and fantasy.

There's a mix of modern and traditional rooms. The traditional rooms are anything but drab; they are layered with color, pattern and texture. There are floor-to-ceiling bookshelves packed with books, Italian wall frescoes, sumptuous oriental rugs, influences from every era. A chair made of antlers sits in a tudor timbered retreat, indigo cushions surround a low table on tatami mats, rough-hewn floors add texture to a country dining room. It's impossible to pigeonhole this book, the styles are far-ranging and each is achieved with a masterful attention to detail. There are plenty of classic traditional rooms that don't look the least bit dated today.

Having said that, it's the modern rooms that make this book special. An undersea panorama is projected through inflatable furniture, an iluminated plexiglass table glows above a glittering mirrored floor, op art supergraphics embellish the surfaces of a room decorated in orange and purple. We in the 21st century think of this furniture as retro, we're used to seeing it mixed with earlier mid-century pieces and current styles. We look at the high-end online shops and see each chair or table presented against a pure white backdrop. But when this book came out, this furniture was brand new, and these rooms were made to show its potential in context.
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