Before there was Marie Kondo, there was Elsie de Wolfe with The House in Good Taste to teach you how to clean, tidy up, and declutter. Originally published in 1914, this comprehensive collection is perfect for anyone interested in the history of interior decorating! Compiled of articles and narratives by Elsie de Wolfe, the original leading lady for interior decoration and entrepreneurship, along with classic black-and-white photos, this inspired guide is an inside look at the style of early twentieth-century interior decoration. In this book, you’ll learn how to decorate:
Hallways and staircases
Doors and windows
Elsie de Wolfe was considered the pioneer for women in both interior decoration and business. Confident and ambitious she worked her way up to greatness, coining the industry of Interior Decorating. Her style was founded on “simplicity, suitability, and proportion,” making the most out of space and color. She did not care for extravagance, but valued architectural history, romantic tradition, and harmony and intimacy. The House in Good Taste is still relevant today.