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    vintage inerior design

    This might very well be the gayest thread I've ever made in the history of the internet, but I love interior design that predates the 80s.

    hell, its one of the things I dig about the venture brothers.

    But I don't really know a whole lot about it.

    Do any of you know about any good resources for learning about it? So I can talk to talk, as it were?

    I guess a good example is stuff like this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/VINTAGE-ORIGI...mZ220193692433

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    I've tried to hunt down old interior design books at used book stores (of which there are plenty in Michigan) and it's pretty difficult to find anything earlier than the 80s.

    You might want to start consulting books which compile advertisements, such as the series which includes this book.

    I haven't gone into too much trouble to search for collections online but there seems to be some freely available and others for purchase. If I remember to retrieve this thread later I'll try to post some results of things I come across.

    I'd welcome any guidance as well.

  3. Interior design is something that I absolutely love. As of late, one of my big things has been the 1950's "Nuclear Family" style of stuff, both in what actually existed and what they thought "the future" would be like when it came to the home. If you say that you like the stuff from the Venture Bros., I'm guessing this is one of the styles that you'd probably like (so that can be a starting point for doing searching).

    If I can, I'll dig up some of the links that I saved somewhere to some of the interesting interior design sites that I've found.
    WARNING: This post may contain violent and disturbing images.

  4. Venture Brothers interior design is dated around the late '60's and '70's.

    Working at Bassett Furniture helped me with my interior design itch.

    Here ... http://modernist.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=3307026

    1929-1960 furniture in today's living space: http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Retro-L...ref=pd_sim_b_5

    1960 Interior design book: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=20042388

    ebay - NY School of Design student book on 1950's interior design philosophy: http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Lot-15-NEW-...519195007r5478
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  5. there's this one interior design blog i visit every so often that does features on certain places that have a unique feel. i'm not really sure if i've seen anything totally "retro inspired" but a lot of the layouts are very inspiring.

    www.apartmenttherapy.com

    also, try doing a search on flickr. i'm sure you'll come across some nice images at least.

  6. Anyone else a fan of the Shaker aesthetic?

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    I always liked the simplicity and purity of it. It's very anti-Victorian.

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    I'd never heard of Shaker design before, but I like it. It's interestingly modern, but still has that old look. I really like this bar going across the wall that you can hang furniture and things on.
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  8. You never heard of the Shaker style? Really?

    Its very simple and at the same time versatile.
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by Advocate View Post
    You never heard of the Shaker style? Really?

    Its very simple and at the same time versatile.
    In fairness to Dunlap, it's a bit regional (New York, PA, New England)

    My father is a carpenter who spent most of his career specializing in historical restoration, so I always had a lot of appreciation for antique furniture and architecture. I don't know as much about the arrangement/accessory/color selection aspect of interior design, but I always loved the craftsmanship of a lot of old furniture as well as designing the interior space of a place (including moving walls around and such), and I think that's where good design starts.
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