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Highlights From The 1970 Practical Encylopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement

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Highlights and lowlights from Practical Encylopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement – The good and bad of the late 1960’s design. Published 1970.

“the complete A-Z encyclopedia answers every decorating question — solves every decorating and home improvement problem!”


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  • NGO

    Remember folks, these are the decorating solutions! These are the ‘after’ pictures.

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  • My wife says this is opposite of tranquil, which is the mood she’s going for now. Love some of the details however like the Snoopy pillow and some of the African influenced artwork. They are interesting, I’ll give them that.

  • SkeptiGal

    I have many questions; will this book help me answer them?

    How many critters or very large trees were killed in the making of these tableaux? And how much petroleum was wasted on the plastic fantastic?
    How does one get up out of the black couch in pic three?
    Two what? Two kids, two years old, two coats of paint?
    Did anyone ever explain the color wheel to these decorators?
    Did anyone ever explain to these authors that complementary colors cause your brain to fry cuz the cones in your retinas are flipping out?
    How much acid and dope were taken during these shoots?

  • Tim

    The colors are burning my eyes!