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Harlem Style: Designing for the New Urban Aesthetic Hardcover – 28 Oct 2002


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Roderick N. Shade, the book's author and a featured interior designer, was the founder of the first decorators' showhouse in which professionals decorated a townhouse using black culture as the design inspiration. The Harlem United Showhouse featured black designers from all regions of the country and some Caribbean nations. He lives in New York City Jorge S. Arango is the Lifestyle Editor of Essence magazine, where he writes primarily about home design and entertaining. He lives in New York City. Star Jones, a lawyer and former prosecutor, is currently a co-host of The View. Ms. Jones recently united with ShopNBC, a leading national shopping network, to serve as host and co-producer of a new program, titled It's All about You With Star Jones. Ms. Jones' show is shot in a casual studio resembling her Manhattan apartment (which has been decorated by the author, Rod Shade). Peter Madero's work has been published in House & Garden, Metropolitan Home, Architectural Digest, and Casa Vogue.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9607edd4) out of 5 stars 14 reviews
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96136ea0) out of 5 stars Harlem Style - a great book! 25 Nov. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you enjoyed Spirit of African Design, then you will love this book. There are nice room pictures showing african art in primarily a contemporary design style.
It's a great coffee table book for anyone who loves both African Art styles and contemporary interior design.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4a0d5e8) out of 5 stars Finally, a book about urban living!! 27 Aug. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This wonderful coffee table book won't be on the coffee table long! It is chock full of beautiful pictures with practical ideas. Although many of the rooms are decidely high-end, there are several ideas that can be applied to more moderate tastes.
I highly recommend that this book be added to any home design library.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x961b0ee8) out of 5 stars Harlem Style 21 Jun. 2011
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This is a great addition to anyone that is looking for information on Urban Style. It is a older book, but it has so many pictures and discussions on the Urban style that are still holding today. I am happy to have it in my library of books on interior design and will refer to it often.
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HASH(0x9646b678) out of 5 stars This is what you can do if you have a few bucks... 30 Aug. 2013
By Nedhera Landers - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't have the kind of money just about ANYONE featured in this book seems to have but I can certainly say that I love the eclectic styles and the warmth of these homes.

Good job!
HASH(0x961b0c9c) out of 5 stars A wonderful addition to my library 5 Jun. 2015
By marcia - Published on Amazon.com
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A wonderful addition to my library. The photos are absolutely gorgeous. What I did not expect was the accompaniment of the rich fascinating historical commentary of Harlem. Kudos to the author! I use the book for design references as well as a beautiful accept piece in my home.
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