I love decorating books, it doesn't matter what era they are from. I feel you can always learn something new and get ideas from them. This book was published in 1991, as such it is a little bit out of date as far as the decorating goes. But the information it gives you concerning choosing furniture, color schemes, fabrics, the little tricks about how to care for furniture, buying 2nd hand furniture and restoring it are great and never go out of style. It shows you the difference between brocade and falle fabric. I enjoyed this book and I am sure you will too.