27 May, 2009

"Back to the Future . . . "


I stumbled across this image again recently but, I never seem to tire of it.   

Take a close look.   

A beautiful collection of textiles and wonderful antiques.  A prime example of classic "country design."  An expansive space, but full of intimate emotions.  If by chance you're unfamiliar with the image, take another look.

It is the work of visionary California designer Frances Elkins.

And was designed in 1918.  Seriously.

I recommend that you all read this amazing book.  It's a retrospective of her spectacular  work.  But, be prepared to be impressed.   It always reminds me of the important power of design.  


Alicia said...

Mouth open, eyes wide, in awe over Elkins & remembering that great design is indeed timeless.
Must get this book.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I wish you could of seen me grab my lap top as to take a really intense, close-up look at this room. Was wonderfully shocked to know it was designed in 1918. I am getting incredibly drawn to timeless design & saying good-bye to the uber trendy styles that are out as fast as you pay your credit card statement. Great, great post!

GrannySmithGreen said...

More proof that truly good design is timeless!

(I too was holding the laptop for the closest look!)

Wonderful post, Tartanscot!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Perfect furniture placement! Reminds me of Sister Parish.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh, and I've added your lovely blog to my blog roll. Hope that's okay!

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