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Hello I'm trying to decorate my home with a 1920's flair but can't find any referance pictures. Any help would be great. Thanks Craig

-- Craig A. Latz (, October 13, 2003


To Mr Craig A Latz The closest pictures we have found was searching "Flapper Decor". There is a site mentioned at the foot of the printout, have not yet tried it. Hope this helps.Regards, Tony and Joy Jefferies.

-- Tony and Joy Jefferies (, October 14, 2003.

Hi Craig.

The web is great for some things, bad for others. Accuracy is pretty much hit-or-miss. I've seen rooms labeled "art deco"--usually in the publicity photos in bed & breakfast websites--that showed 1940s furniture, 1970s deco revival posters, all done up in color schemes that missed the 1920s by about six decades. People fluent in the style just laugh at that kind of thing, but those who are just starting out can be led down the garden path.

If you want to see a lot of good pictures--not tiny jpegs of bad photos--you'll need books. The bad news is a lot of my favorites are out of print. The good news is that the net is great for locating such hard-to-find items. Here are a few excellent sources.

"The Nineteen Twenties Style" by Martin Battersby; "Bungalow Kitchens" & "Bungalow Bathrooms" By Jane Powell & Linda Something; "Art Deco Interiors" by Patricia Bayer; "Twentieth Century Interiors" by Stephen Calloway". None of these are how-to books, but they all have really good illustrations of actual rooms of the period, which are a lot more useful than second-generation interpretations of the style. Why copy a copy?

-- MAGNAVERDE (, October 14, 2003.


-- YO 2004 (, July 03, 2004.

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