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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A Reader Question for the Community: What are must-have books on furniture and interior design?


A reader question for the community:
What are must-have books on furniture and interior design?


16 comments:

  1. I love "Pretty and Proper Living Room" by Holly Holden.

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  2. Miller's Antiques Guide has a prominent place in my bookcase.

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  3. Miller's Antiques Guide of course.

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  4. June Sprigg’s “By Shaker Hands”. Beautifully written and illustrated.

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  5. Around Beauty by Barbara Barry

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  6. My favourite, hands down, is Mark Hampton's "On Decorating". The book is about interior design and has sections named Colors, Elements, Styles, Plans, Rooms, Outdoors and Materials. The book is as much about aesthetics as decor. It is beautifully produced with Mr Hampton's own illustrations and is a pleasure to leaf through.

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  7. Any of those by the fellow who poses his Tri-color Cavalier on the cover

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    1. Charles Faudree, a favorite of mine.

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  8. I'm fond of Ben Pentreath's "English Houses" and "English Decoration."

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  9. Any of the stunning black and white photographs in the many books mostly on New England by Samuel Chamberlain like Beyond New England Thresholds and New England Image and many of the books published by Dover publications on architecture and interiors of the past. And possibly some of the works and photographs by Wallace Nutting.

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  10. Anything on/by George Stacey, Sister Parish, Albert Hadley, Gil Schafer, Ferguson and Shamamian, and Bunny Williams. Carolyne Roehm is definitely up there too.


    - hrplo

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  11. Decoration of Houses by Edith Wharton

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  12. I love to look at Classic English Interiors by Henrietta Spencer-Churchill. For practical information, I have Colonial Style by Treena Crochet

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    1. I have both of these books and refer to them whenever I need to purchase something for the house. I toured a Charleston home that was extensively restored by Gil Schafer and was enthralled. Abolutely superior.

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  13. Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg

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  14. Miller's Antique Guide is a must have! Thanks again.

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