Bookmarked: Modern Furniture and Decoration

Bookmarked: Modern Furniture and Decoration

Gregory Han
Aug 9, 2007

Two pounds of pages and pages of day-glo space age decor. Robert Harling's 1971 Modern Furniture and Decoration is a flashback exploration of the plastic fantastic era in all its eye squinting inducing glory. There's something really wonderful about how adventurous interior decorators and furniture designers set out to be in the late 60's and early 70's. Acrylic, fiberglass, moulded plastics and organic geometrics were boldly paired with primary colours that still resonate today as being "modern". Love it or hate it, this book's 208 pages are filled with unforgettable interiors.

Bookmarked, is an opportunity for ATLA and our readers to revisit some of the triumphs, follies and ideas from decor publications and books from the past. If you've got a great decor photo/image or design idea from an out-of-print source, please send it to la(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com, including the title and publication information.

Not sure about the geometric bedding that matches the wallpaper, but I love the bed with low matching side tables. The setting totally screams "coffee, tea or me?"

I think Kelly Wearstler purchased this loveseat and made an outfit with the Pucci print upholstery.

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