How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century

By | June 24, 2017
How They Decorated: Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century Author P. Gaye Tapp
ISBN-10 0847847411
ISBN-13 9780847847419
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Rizzoli
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How They Decorated illustrates some of the great rooms of the twentieth century whose stylish residents influence our tastes today Gloria Vanderbilt cleverly noted Decorating is autobiography Reflecting that truism the interiors in this book capture the individual approaches of these icons of style Bunny Mellons spare all American elegance Hlne Rochass refined sophistication Vanessa Bells colorful bohemianism Mona von Bismarcks breezy opulence and Georgia OKeeffes earthy chic Author P Gaye Tapp analyzes each of her subjects refined way of living how she embellished her residences or left them elegantly stark and the long lasting effects on todays generation of designers and connoisseurs of beauty The book is presented in four sections that describe the aesthetic approaches that the ladies took in decorating their abodes The Fashionably Chic The Unconventional Eye In the Grand Manner and Legacy Style Each interior illustrates the crucial aspect of the ladys definitive taste Some worked closely with decorating legends such as John Fowler Albert Hadley Billy Baldwin Syrie Maugham and Jean Michel Frank Others took to the task of decorating single handedlylike Pauline Trigre Sybil Connolly Vita Sackville West and Fleur Cowles The interiors of these trendsetting ladies defied their time and inspire and delight to this day In How They Decorated one can learn from the most notable style muses of the last century

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