Harlem Style: Designing for the New Urban Aesthetic

Harlem Style: Designing for the New Urban Aesthetic

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by Roderick N. Shade, Jorge S. Arango

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
This sleek design guide celebrates the aesthetic of well-to-do urban dwellers living in townhouses on Harlem's East Side and lofts in a converted Chicago shirt factory. "Harlem style" may be eclectic (exposed structural elements or faux Louis furniture, minimalist bedrooms or bric-a-brac-stuffed dining rooms) but it's always, assures designer Shade, "modern, worldly, fashionable, hip...with a distinct and identifiable ethnic twist." With an engaging mix of history (exploring how and why Harlem became the epicenter for African-American culture and design) and high-gloss style (featuring abundant and lavish photographs by Peter Madero, whose work has appeared in House and Garden and Architectural Digest), this volume offers readers a balance between social trends to consider and decorating ideas to copy. From blending of textures-pairing the clean geometric lines of a leather bed frame with the wild lines of a musk ox rug-to accenting with color against a monochrome palette, the rooms shown here reveal a spirited, natural approach to dicor that can add a little Harlem style to homes everywhere. A resource list names retail stores, trade showrooms and designers familiar with this urban vision. 90 color and 10 b&w photos. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

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Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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Harlem Style 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I luved Rodericks' Style! It has helped me to dream of the things to come.