Thursday, May 17, 2012

Better Homes and Gardens: Decorating Book

A couple of weekends ago, my sister and I made the now monthly trip to the hunt & gather sale (20% off everything!). I found this fantastic book and had to pick it up.

My brief Google research found out...
  • The version I have was published in 1968 and I wish it was the one I'm seeing from 1956.
  • I found it online from $7.99 (+ shipping) to $49.99. I paid $8 (was $10, but there was a 20% off everything sale).
  • The general: hardcover, 5-ring binder style, 400 pages, 15 chapters
Sadly, that was it really, except for this little bit:

"Outstanding Vintage Eames Era 1960's Modern Interior Decorating Book

Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book. Copyright 1968, hardcover, ring binder style book with index tabs. 400 pgs loaded with page after page of groovy, space age, mid century modern furnishings.

Features fabulous Danish Modern furniture, space age mod furniture, and classic mid century designs.

Includes design elements such as:
Shag Rugs, Lucite, Plastic and Fiberglass Chairs, Abstract OP Art, Arco Lamps, Ball Lamps, Mod Fireplaces, Conversation Pits, Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, Bertoia Bird Wire Chairs, Nelson Coconut Chairs, Saarinen Tulip Chairs, Mod Wall Coverings, OP Art, and More!

Includes designs by:
Charles Eames, Verner Panton, Hans Wegner, Paul McCobb, Eero Saarinen, Knoll, Herman Miller, Harry Bertoia, George Nelson, Edward Wormley, and many more."

-Populuxe Books

I haven't had much time to really look through it well or read any of it, but I definitely hope to find some great things and ideas.

Anyway, here are some shots...

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