Category Archives: The California Look

Throwback Thursday: Mimi London 1973

Posted September 25, 2014. Filed in Elemental Design, The California Look, Uncategorized

The year is 1973. Imagine receiving your January/February issue of Architectural Digest in the mail and laying your eyes on these rooms for the first time. Had you ever seen anything like it? Chances are you were witness to the inception of the California Look attributed to Michael Taylor. Alongside Taylor was interior designer Mimi […]

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Throwback Thursday: William Gaylord

Today’s Throwback Thursday post features a long-standing favorite designer of mine from the 1970’s, William Gaylord. His style defined the clean, crisp, classic and contemporary aesthetic of California design at the time, a style that would usher in a new American chic with the advent of the California Look, made popular by Michael Taylor. For […]

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Favorite Vintage Ads Friday: J. Robert Scott

I have retained a rather large lot of “vintage” issues of Architectural Digest that dates back to the 1970’s but it appears that there were not many ads taken out by J. Robert Scott until the later 1980’s, a company who usually exclusively advertised in the Los Angeles based magazine. I use the word “vintage” […]

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