Containing rarely seen images from the exclusive Côté Maison magazines, this sumptuous book brings together homes that exemplify the very best of contemporary retro living. In that yawning gap between the antique and the new, there is something else. Some call it vintage, some retro, but whatever the name the concept is the same – the objects and furniture that are not quite old and not quite new, but are always original and unique. Modern Retro looks at this fascinating area of design and decoration. But this is not just a book about twentieth-century design – it is a book about how to work this wonderful style in contemporary interiors. A section on Retro Styling explores different interpretations of the look: In Classic Mode, Rustic Reclamation, Structural Industrial, Colourful, Eclectic. The arrangement of rooms – where to put what – has always been a vital part of successful interior decoration, and it is even more important when it comes to creating an interior that is a mixture of the expected and the completely unexpected. Details that Count explores all the different elements, from chairs to mirrors, from lighting to textiles. Finally, Room by Room looks at every part of the retro home. Modern Retro shows how to combine, how to edit and how to put the unlikely and the unusual together in a sympathetic way. Inspiration and ideas occupy every page of this absorbing book.
CAROLINE CLIFTON-MOGG is an experienced journalist who specializes in interior design, antiques and gardens. She is the author of many books, including Modern Country, The White Home, Set with Style, China and Glass, The Curtain Design Sourcebook, Decorating with Antiques, Textile Style and A Passion for Collecting, and writes regularly for a number of magazines and newspapers. She lives in London.