London. Country Life Ltd. 1926. First edition. Patterned-paper boards, backed with ivory buckram, pink dust jacket. xiv, 81 pages. 8 colour and several black-and-white hors-texte plates. 255 x 195mm (10 x 7¾"). 0.55kg. . English. Very good; jacket has light ruffling to edges, a small tear to top edge of rear jacket with very slight loss, small nicks at head of spine, 3cm tear at base of spine with slight loss, some light soiling to jacket, spine faded; boards very good, previous owner's signature to front free-endpaper.
Basil Ionides's influential book on the use of colour in interiors, very scarce with the dust jacket. Ionides was an Art Deco architect and interior decorator and contributed to the Savoy Theatre and Claridges. Each chapter in Colour and Interior Decoration focuses on a single colour. Ionides gives complete decorative schemes based on the colour and prescribes complementary shades for walls, woodwork, ceiling, floor, curtains, covers, cushions and ornaments. A handbook that is still relevant today.