I can appreciate having a teen book focusing on decorating and design. Art, craft and design books are usually a hit at most public libraries. This one is NOT that book. I am not even sure it was that book in 1977. As a teenager in the 1970s, I did have a passing interest in a canopy bed, but having 3 sisters puts a damper on a family budget and bedroom space. So, no to canopy beds.
Decorating books are really quite interesting and give everyone a peek into what was considered “fashionable” back in the day. As a teen in the 1970s, I am here to tell you no one I knew had rooms like this.
Submitter: I have attached copious images to truly understand how scary the designs of these rooms are. Creepy dolls galore.
Holly: Wow, those are some extremely overstimulating designs for sleeping children!
Mary: Now I am going to have nightmares. Just no.
Yes this is THE Barbara Taylor Bradford. Before she hit it big with A Woman of Substance and the subsequent Emma Harte books, she was a home decorating/style expert. So do we weed or keep? After all, it is Barbara Taylor Bradford.
Before you give your answer, take a look at some of these decorating ideas and tell me that we need to hang on to this in a modern public library. An archive should keep this for posterity, for the rest of us it is a weeder. On a personal note, the cage style bedroom evokes a certain charm.