Stock the Bookshelf: In with the Old by Jennifer Boles

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I am excited to share the new book of a design friend and talented author Jennifer Boles.  Jennifer hardly needs introduction as one of the first and most popular design blogs ever.  If you have any interest in design or the decorative arts you MUST run out and purchase “In with the Old.”  This book is an indispensable resource for all things design.  the A- Z format is creative yet informative and concise with Jennifer’s signature nod to historical design reference.

Here is some additional info on the book from Random House, the publisher.

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The Peak of Chic blogger Jennifer Boles–who counts Newell Turner, Alexa Hampton, Stephen Drucker, and Veranda founder Lisa Newsom among her loyal readers–presents a charming encyclopedia of 100 of the most stylish decorating details (chintz, striped walls, and orangeries) that were favored by the great tastemakers of the twentieth century. Best of all, Jennifer gives helpful tips on decorating with these traditional flourishes today.

The 1930s to the 1960s were a grand time for decorating: they saw Chippendale chairs and grotto furniture, house stationery, monograms, tented rooms, and vanities–much of which has since been forgotten or taken for granted. In In with the Old Jennifer Boles breathes new life into gracious living with 100 entries organized from A to Z on her favorite decorating essentials of the past. Each entry explores curious facts, anecdotes, and timeless advice plucked from the legacies of Billy Baldwin, Dorothy Draper, Sister Parish, the Duchess of Windsor, and other tastemakers whose influence continues today. 

With a foreword by Alexa Hampton and charming illustrations and photographs,  In with the Old is a guide to stylish living that will inspire and delight.

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Founder of the blog The Peak of Chic, JENNIFER BOLES is the author of House Beautiful Fabrics for Your Home and a contributing editor to House Beautiful. Boles also writes for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. Winner of the “Best Writing on a Design Blog” award at the Design Bloggers Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, she has been profiled in publications such as the New York Times,  Array,  Elle Decor, and Town & Country. Boles frequently lectures at design centers, museums, and show houses around the country.


A big thank you to Jennifer and her publisher for an advance copy of her wonderful book.

You will be so happy you added this treasure to your design library. 


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