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classic Cliched would be a better title
on 10 October 2010
Very disappointing book. The interiors for the most part are absolute cliches, "cream-on-beige" interiors with expensive furniture and accessories. Absolutely predictable interiors designed by professionals for people with no taste/imagination but buckets of money who want it to show. 'Chic' for me means something more than just 'rich'. The only two apartments/houses that are vaguely interesting are two architecturally stunning old buildings, which probably couldn't be ruined anyhow. Ros Byan Shaw's book Old House New Home is far superior and has truly inspiring homes, some even created by the people who live in them, in it.