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Modern Eclectic: Create Your Own Eclectic Haven [Hardcover]

Orianna Fielding-Banks , Michael Banks

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18 Oct 2001
Beyond minimalism there is a more ornamental approach to modern interiors. By combining interesting antiques and modern design classics with today's furniture we can satisfy our yearning for individualism while retaining a thoroughly modern look. Modern Eclectic is the ultimate guide to modern eclecticism. Using actual examples of eclectic interiors, including her own, Orianna Feilding-Banks explains how inventive use of unusual textures and colours and the use of one-off, commissioned pieces as focal points can create unique and individual interiors. Combine an antique chandelier with modern aluminium blinds or a generous red sofa with a unique modern sculpture; there are no rules, if you like it and it looks good - mix it. More than 200 photographs, especially shot in Europe and America by photographer Michael Banks and a comprehensive source guide will help to guide and inspire.

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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; First Edition edition (18 Oct 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840003413
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840003413
  • Product Dimensions: 28.7 x 23.9 x 1.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 756,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Orianna Fielding-Banks has an interior design practice and contemporary furnishings gallery called Pure in London's fashionable Shoreditch. She lives in Belsize Park, London. As well as showcasing her own furniture designs and the work of other young designers, the gallery sells modern classics from the 20th century. Orianna is co-author of Loft Living and is resident designer on ITV's Better Homes and This Morning shows.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational! 6 July 2006
By Until Dawn - Published on Amazon.com
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"Beyond minimalism there is a more ornamental approach to modern interiors." This statement couldn't be more true and this book is a great guide on navigating the marriage of the contrasting styles. I've often felt that contemporary design was visually a work of art that was cold, but when one chooses the perfect peices it can lead to the most accurate embodiment of personal style.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting photos, art is not always comfy living... 10 Jun 2010
By Mcfynnan - Published on Amazon.com
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Striking photographs of interiors, few would want to live inside. These are eclectic photos of intriguing items with no thought to function or comfort. For example, throwing a sofa, a huge piece of art and neon sign with nothing else and a house full of such rooms implies the rooms are for a gallery and not for living, sleeping, working or interacting. These are not added to with any advice for decorating or informative data about the items either. For instance, I love a chair inside but it's described as "antique chair". How is that going to help me find one like it? This is a coffee table book, not a how-to book at all.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 22 Aug 2005
By C. Gettig - Published on Amazon.com
I loved this book. The images and narratives were great. Highly recommended.
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