Everything old is new again

Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2008 by midcenturyjo

I know a lot of you really love the retro posts here on Desire to Inspire. Rachel from Design Savvy Maui emailed me these wonderful scans from two of Billy Baldwin’s books, Billy Baldwin Decorates, Chartwell Books Inc., Secaucus NJ, 1972 and Billy Baldwin Remembers, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1974. Seems Rachel loves retro has much as I do especially when it is the work of the king of society decorating from the 50s through to the 70s. I confess I’ve been seduced by the kitschy and downright disgusting of bad retro decorating lately. Thankfully Rachel has bought me back on track. Divine decadence!

kim. says:

I am totally drooling over the dining table and chairs in the second photo. LOVE THEM!!!

pompom says:

I agree with Kim. I want everything in that second photo.

orangered says:

thanks you both !!

I’m sure the the people who paid a fortune for the dining room in Picture 6 were really happy with it, right up ’til the moment someone pointed out that it looked like a suburban Chinese restaurant.

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