Friday, August 7, 2009

Greetings from Merrye Olde Englande

Just so you know, I'm in the land of mellow Cotswold stone, Tudor half-timbering, and the Georgian originals that Americans have been copying for the last 250 years.

But that doesn't mean I'm not thinking about modern style.

Today I found the greatest book--Living Retro by Andrew Weaving. I really wanted it, but my suitcase is already overweight, so I wasn't going to buy Yet Another Oversized Book About Decorating.

Instead, I whipped out the iPhone and took pictures of the cover and a couple of layouts. Check it out.

Living Retro

I love the symmetry, the colors, the statement accessories ... love the contrast between big, splashy Hollywood Regency accessories and the big oversize stone fireplace and slanted ranch-y roof.

sample layout from Living Retro

On the left, I love the combination of the fireplace with the chairs, and the green walls on the right are wonderful.

another sample layout from Living retro

Retro without that telltale thrift shop aroma. I'm ordering Living Retro from Amazon when I get home.

1 comment:

  1. I have never been much for reto, but it is cool. Thanks for coming by today and don't be a stranger.