Subtitled “The Industrial Style and Source Book for the Home,” “High-Tech” cataloged the early appearances of hardware-store elements like pipe racks, Pirelli rubber flooring, and track lighting in downtown lofts. It also suggested an attitude toward the off-the-shelf that was in stark contrast to the sensual, upholstered, domesticated interiors of other books from the period. The book “High-Tech”, subtitled “The Industrial Style Source Book for Home”, cataloged early hardware-store items like Pirelli rubber floors and track lighting, as well as the first appearances in downtown lofts. It also suggested a different attitude towards the “off-the-shelf” compared to other books from the period, which featured sensual, upholstered interiors. It was beautiful. The paint was peeling off and it looked rusty. It had been painted a woodsy-green. She said that the book encourages people to use more accessible industrial items to decorate their homes. “Try to think creatively and try to make a design flourish from it,” she added. He said: “I don’t think this style will be back but I do know that there was a 2001 book called ‘You Deserve Beautiful Rooms’. The style, which is McClectic, is something else entirely. “Bronzy Silks on the Bed, a Million Pillows, Ivy on The Walls.” Professor Kaufmann Buhler from Purdue said, “I teach Eastlake with Candace Wheeler, an author that I love.” “One of the things she makes clear is that every house should have its own character, and the family should define that character.”
Ms. Wheeler, author of “Principles of Home Decoration” in 1903, even tackled the McMansions, or “builders’ houses”, built to order and in large quantities. How do you personalize it? How can you fix these flaws?” Professor Kaufmann Buhler asked. This is why people turn to advice books and what they say. The most beautiful home is one that you enjoy.