Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In With The Old

Bookplates are just one of the topics
covered in the book.
Image from The Peak of Chic blog
"Classic design never goes out of style.."  Those are the first words in the Introduction to IN WITH THE OLD: CLASSIC DECOR FROM A TO Z by Jennifer Boles.  And that is certainly the motto of The Devoted Classicist.
Image from The Peak of Chic blog.
Starting with acrylic furniture and going though woven zebra rugs, Jennifer takes the most chic and classic home furnishings from the 1940s through the 1970s and shows how they are effectively being reused today with such admirable results.
Jennifer Boles
Image via the Albany Herald newspaper.
A not-to-be-missed event for all those in the Memphis area will have Jennifer Boles making a presentation on the enduring qualities of classic décor followed by a sale and signing of her terrific book on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Brooks Museum of Art, 2:00 pm.  As an educational program of Decorative Arts Trust, the talk is open to the public and free with regular museum admission.

Jennifer is one of the relatively few fellow Bloggers that I have had the opportunity to both meet and attend a presentation; she was a guest of D.A.T. several years ago as the moderator for a panel discussion and I can vouch that she is indeed The Peak of Chic.