Modern Nostalgia: Mixing Personal Treasures and Modern Style

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Ease into contemporary home design with Modem Nostalgia. Despite predictions that the new millennium would find us lounging on shiny metallic and disposable furniture, most people still want room for familiar classics-whether graceful 'Windsor dining chairs or a beautiful French country table. If you treasure tradition but long for a fresh, new look, this hook is for you. Here is a collection of rooms that intrigue with a unique fusion of design ideas-harmoniously mixing heirloom pieces and contemporary looks. ...
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Overview

Ease into contemporary home design with Modem Nostalgia. Despite predictions that the new millennium would find us lounging on shiny metallic and disposable furniture, most people still want room for familiar classics-whether graceful 'Windsor dining chairs or a beautiful French country table. If you treasure tradition but long for a fresh, new look, this hook is for you. Here is a collection of rooms that intrigue with a unique fusion of design ideas-harmoniously mixing heirloom pieces and contemporary looks. 'This streamlined, modern style guide will help you:
—Give crowded rooms breathing space, atmosphere, and depth
—Balance rooms with a blend of old and new
—Use "pieces with a past" to create a softer, looser style
Hold on to the things you love, and give them drama and impact with fresh MODERN style.

Author Biography:
Anna Kasabian has 28 years of experience as a writer, editor and communications professional. She writes about interiors, interior design, garden crafts, home and garden preservation projects, and architecturally significant properties. Her byline appears in Woman's Day Special Interest Magazines, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, New England Travel & Life, Yankee Magazine's Gardener's Companion, and Boston Elegant Wedding. New work will appear in Coastal Living Magazine. She has also been featured on National Public Radio's Boston affiliate, WBUR, Homestore.com, an online magazine, and as a guest on HGTV.
Nora Richter Greer is a freelance author and has been writing about architecture for over 20 years. She began her career at Architecture magazine and has authored Architecture Transformed (RockportPublishers). The Search for Shelter (The AIA Press), and The Creation of Shelter (The AIA Press). She resides in Washington, D.C.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781564968104
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 8.36 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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