July is All About American Style!

July is All About American Style!

Maxwell Ryan
Jul 1, 2011

Handmade house circa 1972 in the Pacific Northwest, Shaker staircase in the Berkshires

What really is American Style? We think that our style is essentially the same as our people — a melting pot of the world, but we do have some unique geographic influences, and we've had an amazing two centuries to build it all.

Nancy Reagan in a room by Sister Parrish, Ernest Hemingway on his yacht circa 1950

We're also talking about how furniture's been made in this country, where the big markets have been and how it changed from New England all the way down to the Southwest.

As with did last summer with The Inside Man, we're going to dig deep with our posts so that we can cover a lot of territory and share a lot of inspiration.

Jefferson's Monticello, Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water.

This is the list we'll be drawing from:

  • American Interior Design Through the Decades
  • Classic American Interior and Furniture Style Movements
  • Design Road Trip Itineraries
  • Signature Styles of Great American Cities
  • ...and lots more!

Join us this July as we partner with the quintessential American furniture company, Ethan Allen, and explore everything we can get our hands on that relates to American Style. No, we're not talking about just red, white and blue flags, fireworks and lemonade, we're talking about the long history of home design in this country and all the people who have influenced it along the way.

Look for American Style every weekday this month at 12:30 pm on Apartment Therapy, and, hey, if you've got a few ideas of your own, send it to us with pics at editorial@apartmenttherapy.com.

Best, Maxwell

Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton in Ralph's Brooklyn tenement apartment, New York penthouse by Kelly Behun and Natasha Ziff
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