|"Conversions & Extensions", published by Marshall Cavendish|
OK, at first glance the slightly aged look of the photograph and one or two other details (such as the dining charis?) give away the fact that it was not taken recently. You might even have been able to pinpoint it accurately to the late 1970s. However, I would argue that it is not as obviously within that decade as last week's example.
That mix of old building and very modern interior is all the rage. The wood cladding is more likely to be glass and steel these days I guess. However, the Eames recliner would not look out of place in any trendy magazine. The stainless steel table could also be up-to-date. The kitchen units are not actually offensive. In fact, when you start to dissect it little by little, there is actually not much that you might need to do to make it more 21st, and less 20th century. Even the orange sofa peeking out of the bottom of the first picture could look quite modern.
So - timeless style?
- Mix of old and new - check.
- Simple style - check.
- Design classics? - check.
Final verdict?: Not quite 100% timeless, but certainly a good effort.