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28 Sep 2009

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I have this lovely book , dating from the early 1950s, written by Julia Cairns.
It is an British book and aimed at people just beginning to redecorate after World War 2 and the years of rationing that followed.




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She uses so many beautiful, joyful colours though the furniture and soft furnishing designs seem very traditional.
The interior design ideas seem to be before the great push to be modern with all the modern surfaces we associate with the fifties such as laminex and lino, vinyl and chrome.



But there is definitely a celebration of colour, of increasing choices and also the chance for home ownership.
It is a very interesting read written in a very chatty style.



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