The Great Lady Decorators : Lessons from the Women Who Invented Interior Design, 1870-1955

By: Lewis, Adam

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287 pp, illustrated in colour and b/w. Mixing gorgeous interiors with sparkling social history, this is the first book on the visionary women whose work gave us the timeless, essential principles of modern interior decorating. In 1904, Elsie de Wolfe was given a contract to design the interiors of the Colony Club. Their success launched de Wolfe's career and the entire field of professional interior decoration. Soon other women followed, known collectively (for their privileged backgrounds) as the Lady Decorators. This book focuses on the extraordinary, glamorous interiors of these influential designers, as well as their decorating theory and maxims, from Rose Cumming's electric color combinations ("Parrots are blue and green. Why shouldn't fabric be?") to Nancy Lancaster's refined English-country-house look ("She liked for the sun to get to . . . materials. She wanted them to go shabby and live a life of their own."). A witty and readable treatise on the principles of decorating, as well as a luxurious visual resource, this book will be an essential addition to every decorating library. Also including: Dorothy Draper, Elsie Cobb Wilson, Ruby Ross Wood, Frances Elkins, Eleanor Brown, Sister Parish, Syrie Maugham, Madeleine Castaing. 0847833364

Title: The Great Lady Decorators : Lessons from the Women Who Invented Interior Design, 1870-1955

Author Name: Lewis, Adam

Categories: Interior Design,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Rizzoli 2009: 2009

ISBN Number: 0847833364

ISBN Number 13: 9780847833368

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to.

Book number: 61348

Keywords: INTERIOR DESIGN, Lady Decorators, Dorothy Draper, Elsie Cobb Wilson, Ruby Ross Wood, Frances Elkins, Eleanor Brown, Sister Parish, Syrie Maugham, Madeleine Castaing, Elsie de Wolfe, Rose Cumming, Nancy Lancaster,