Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vibrant Red




Bloomingdale's Book of Home Decorating by Barbara D'
Arcy, 1973
Contains a couple hundred amazing color and black and white photos. Barbara has an unusual writing style, including a glossary that suddenly shifts into first person:
Pedestal
A substitute support for the legs of a chair or table, a pedestal can be either square, rectangular, round or oval. Without a top it can serve as a support for a vase of flowers or a piece of sculpture. I like pedestals in all manner of materials. Wood, mirror, chrome, clear or white plexiglass, marble or even terra cotta, and I like to light pedestals from within when they're made of translucent plexiglass.

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