Brace yourself for the clash of the pattern and the knock out punch of the colours. The 60s and 70s at their not so subtle OTT best. Some are just so right and many are oh so so wrong. Once again these are scanned from that extraordinary style source Practical Decorating Ideas, Ure Smith , Sydney 1973.
Jamie Drake is a genius with colour. His portfolio is brilliant, and this Fifth Avenue loft really stood out. “Surprise and movement – that’s what I like. Colors both ground and animate this space, whether washing in yellow or popping with pink. High gloss lacquer, antique mirror and rich silk velvets and shantungs polish up the eclectic mix of furnishings.”
Jack Levy is a nationally recognized designer that has been featured in many magazines such as Interior Design, Traditional Home, House & Garden and Veranda. “Jack believes in breaking the rules of traditional design;silk velvet on ultra modern pieces or as a contrast, burlap on signed Louis XVI pieces. He is inspired by the tranquility of nature, specifically stones and water and adds exuberant color taken from elements of nature and his travels. Jack’s style is most often noted as luxuriously simple.” And he breaks the rules VERY well. Love his pairing of bold colors with traditional furniture and artwork.
William Diamond and Anthony Baratta began their partnership 25 years ago. Their firm is hugely successful. They have over 25 magazine covers to their name, including House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House & Garden, Southern Accents, The World of Interiors, Traditional Home, and Veranda. “Best known for their great diversity of styles in a grand scale, Diamond Baratta’s design projects include residential projects in French, English, and American styles — and a newly inventive Modern style. All include the Diamond Baratta dynamic of enlarged scale and genius color interpretation”. I love their style – it reminds me of a slightly subdued/less whimsical Jonathan Adler.