Learn to love retro design with a fabulous celebration of twentieth-century design, color, and pattern in “Living Retro,” a new book from designer Andrew Weaving–a private glimpse of delicious retro-inspired homes around the world from Palm Springs to Paris.
In his new book, “Living Retro” (published by Ryland Peters & Small), Andrew Weaving visits 18 lovely homes to showcase some of the best and most inspiring of retro design. The featured homes differ in style, but all highlight some of the most drool-worthy takes on retro design around. Spotlighted homes run the gamut from a minimalist loft in London to a chic ranch house in Palm Springs. Readers will also be treated to the simple elegance of a Scandinavian retreat in Denmark and a quirky New York apartment. This carefully curated tour around the globe illustrates the many facets of retro design and decor that includes both sophisticated glamour and simple living.
Each section is devoted to a different home and riffs on a central theme found in the home. The ideal way to read this book is to flip through the whole book looking at the delicious photos and then focus in on those chapters that speak to you. Chapter highlights include Graphic Glamour, Back at the Ranch, Best of British, Danish Delight, California Dreaming and more!
This book it not meant as a strictly adhered to design doctrine, but is actually intended to be an inspiration-filled resource to jumpstart your own creative design. “Living retro does not demand close adherence to any particular set of style rules,” writes Andrew Weaving in the introduction. “There are no limits other than the chronological parameters the look spans, roughly from the 1950s to the late 1970s. Instead, living retro is a multi-faceted look that ranges from sophisticated glamour to pared-down chic, allowing its followers to cherry-pick their favorite pieces from the cream of twentieth-century design.” Sounds dreamy and utterly divine.
Andrew Weaving is the owner of Century Design in London. The gallery specializes in mid-century modern design, focusing on both originals and re-editions, plus some work by new designers. His other books include “Understanding Modern”, “Playful Home” and the best-selling “Modern Retro” (also published by Ryland Peters & Small). A passionate collector of all things retro, Andrew lives in London and France and owns historic mid-century modern homes in Florida and Palm Springs as well as an Art Deco beach house in Essex.
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