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UK £24.95
US $39.95
CAN $43.95
Hardback with jacket
192 pages
250 colour illustrations
25.6 x 21.2 cm (10.25 x 8.5 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4581-1
Retro Home
Katherine Sorrell

Retro is back – if it ever went away – and more and more of us are finding inspiration in the homes of the twentieth century. Whether your preferred style is elegant Art Deco, streamlined mid-century modern or the chrome-laden decor of the classic American diner, Retro Home shows you how to re-create the look you love without having to break the bank or spend days scavenging junk shops and attics. Interiors expert Katherine Sorrell surveys the highly polished and lacquered glamour that characterized the homes of the 1920s and ’30s, the bright colours and Scandinavian sleek of the ’50s, and the funky plastic furnishings of the ’60s and early ’70s. She explains how to select a style that works for you; explores iconic designs that are crucial to getting the right

look; and presents more than 20 case studies of stunning retro rooms in contemporary homes. Whichever room you’re decorating, in whichever style, Retro Home guides you through the colour schemes, furniture (whether vintage or reproduction), soft furnishings and accessories that will create an authentic, individual interior.


An indispensable guide to re-creating looks from decades past in your own home

Combines fun, inspirational ideas with practical advice, helping anyone to achieve their favourite retro style

Includes more than 20 case studies of rooms throughout the home, highlighting the key characteristics of each look, plus a directory of designers, manufacturers and retro-style stores

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Author Profile

Katherine Sorrell is a former Associate Editor of Homes & Gardens magazine. An experienced interiors writer, she contributes regularly to a range of leading magazines and newspapers, and is the author of numerous books, including The Art of Display (2002), At Home with Pattern (2006) and Fabric Inspirations (2008).

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Visually appealing, well designed and full of tips and inspiration

House & Garden

This beautifully-photographed style guide … will give you the visual tools and know-how to create the look you dream of

House & Home

For anyone who is fascinated by styles from the past, Retro Home is an excellent source book, packed with inspiration and ideas

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