Fashions change, style remains the same. So said Yves Saint Laurent and Coco Chanel, and I am assuming most of us will agree. To look at what was 'modern' in the late seventies will further prove that those with style had a way of gently suggesting what will always work in the future...SIMPLICITY. Through the examples set in their life's work, and their artful way of living, Halston, Billy Baldwin, Giorgio Sant'Angelo, Michael Taylor, to name some of the greatest exemplars, are still turning heads.
The airwaves are saturated with opinions and philosophies on elegance, simplicity, luxury and comfort. Ask any designer to define their style or what is important in decoration and 'bingo' one or more of these words will surface, it is difficult to avoid. I will spare you any opinions here.
What I have done, however, is to mine through my collection of HOUSE & GARDEN magazines of the 70's to find examples, 37 years later that still define elegance, luxury, and comfort luxuriously wrapped up and tied with style.
"Real luxury is space and time..."
"Keep everything simple, that's the secret"
"My furniture is the unfinished canvas against which people and art provide the vitality..."
"The most beautiful rooms are those that retain a feeling of not quite being finished, meanwhile the room stays alive, young and growing."
Here's to the clean, colorful, stylish seventies.