Better Homes and Gardens published this book in 1960.
When I found it in a thrift store, I nearly passed it by, but I spent a few moments leafing through the pages. I was incredibly surprised to find that the home fashion trends of 1960 mirror almost perfectly the current home trends. Consider, for example, a focus on the staircase as a lovely home feature. Board and batten is going up, carpets are coming off, and other lovely features revealed with exquisite results. So many bloggers have recently highlighted the staircase as a showpiece in their homes:
|In My Own Style|
|The Henry Family Adventures|
|Take the Side Street|
|Sweet Chaos Home|
|Funky Junk Interiors|
And of course here's one we'll always remember:
|The HMS Titanic|
Of course, to make my point, I have to show you BHG's 1960 star-quality staircase:
Is it to die for, even today? And just for good measure, take a good look at that hanging light fixture. I have seen plenty of folks re-doing their light fixtures to a reasonable facsimile of that one! That beautiful settee! Oh, it's just too much. I love it, even 51 years later!
I tell you that everything that goes around, comes around again. There are only New Cool ways to address Old School Style!