Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Magical Charm


The March 1965 issue of House Beautiful which I featured yesterday is titled, "The Individualist."    It's delightful even forty-six years later.


Besides the Mathews' home there is an entire section of "applied individualism."  These images are of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Duquette's bed-sitting room in Los Angeles.  If you described the palette it might sound like you were describing a bruise, but there's nothing painful about it.  It's hauntingly beautiful.

Images, House Beautiful, March 1965, design by Mr. Duquette, photography by Danforth-Tidmarsh.  The title of the post is a description of the room from the article.

11 comments:

farnorthcarrie said...

Magical in a Cocteau sort of way. Thank you.

quintessence said...

What a fabulous issue!! This feature is equally beautiful!

The Devoted Classicist said...

All Duquette interiors had a great look. I could not live with the bed on a platform along with what looks like a second bed in a niche. But it is very attractive still today.

Lee said...

These designs are timeless - and the bed is enchanting.

Victoria said...

The Duquette niche beds remind me of Monticello. Jefferson had all the beds built in alcoves.

Erica said...

This feature is equally beautiful!

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Topaz said...

My mother used to have just about every issue of house Beautiful and House & Garden from the '60s and '70s, which she kept in her "magazine closet." When she moved and downsized, they all had to go and I still regret not being able to go through and save some. Seeing your post just brings that home. Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures.

JWC said...

Dying for this room... love the wall treatment and that canopy on the bed is fabulous.

The Down East Dilettante said...

I was a wee lad of 12 when this issue appeared, just really awakening to design, and I remember well this issue when it arrived. Went through me like a lightening bolt, that spread. Practically wore the issue out looking at it over and over.

Thomas said...

Too late for Paris suggestions?-the "Centre for Aid Through Work" exihibition of mentally challenged artists-also a snack on the roof of La Samaritaine- not much charm but what a view- Creme brulee for breakfast- a Kir Royale before lunch (It's PARIS)-dinner at "Les Philosophes" Mid afternoon breather at Fauchon

VICTORIA said...

The features are Fabulous...It's hauntingly beautiful indeed!Love your site! So inspiring