• Apartamento Magazine
  • issue 10, Autumn/Winter 2012-13

Thoughts about home

The final chapter of Home describes an important distinction. The way that we arrange and use our homes is governed by fashion, by custom, and by culture. Fashions change relatively quickly. Chintz, for example, was fashionable in the 17th century, distinctly unfashionable in the 19th (‘chintzy’ meant cheap or vulgar), and fashionable again in the…

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