September 29, 2012

Vintage Photos from ‘Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating’

Before there was IKEA, there was Bloomingdale’s. Founded in 1861 by Joseph and Lyman G. Bloomingdale, the first incarnation of today’s upscale department store was a “Ladies Notions’ Shop” specializing in hoop-skirts on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating by Barbara D’Arcy, the influential interior design guru and chief decorator of the model rooms in the flag ship store’s furniture department, is testament to its influence.

(via Nadja RobotFlavorwire)

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure hipsters would love to grab this book to inspire their home decoration projects. Vintage themed homes are in these days.brooklyn new york apartments



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