old and new: combining past and present in contemporary homes

Old and New Book

 by katherine sorrel
 [hardcover book]

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Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd (19 Sep 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1841723177
ISBN-13: 978-1841723174
Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 23.4 x 2 cm

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Old & New demonstrates the art of creating a home where old and new live happily side by side. Katherine Sorrell shows how to add interest to your home with unexpected and very individual pieces - an old portrait that was a lucky junk-shop find, a few pieces of 1960s glass from a market stall, an ornate gilt-framed mirror that belonged to your great-grandma. Spotting a gem on a market stall or at a car boot sale is extremely satisfying, and lots of fun. Even better, you won't see it anywhere else - unlike items bought on the high street.

The main section of the book, Spaces, takes you through every room in the house, showing how to combine old and contemporary objects to create a space that is entirely original and individual, as well as comfortable, pratical and very, very stylish. The key is to keep it simple and let a few carefully chosen items make an impact, rather than going for too much of a good thing. 'Getting it Right' pages provide invaluable hints and essential advice, such as choosing larger items with classic lines and understated colours and introducing fun and colour in the shape of more eclectic and unusual accessories.

The second section, Elements, takes a look at the main ingredients of the Old & New look, focusing on pieces found in junk shops, antique markets, car boot sales, auction houses or salvage merchants - from battered leather sofas to 1950s pressed-glass bowls and Edwardian chests of drawers to twinling chandeliers.

If it looks good, don't be afraid to mix a 1950s metal chair with a 19th-century gilded French table. Forget old-fashioned notions of 'good taste' and approach the decoration of your home with a spirit of adventure and plenty of imagination. Old & New will show you how.

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Condition: as per scans. Dustjacket has slight wear in places. Hardcover and pages fine.

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