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Polka dots can be elegant.
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Polka dots can be fashionable!
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At Christian Lacroix’s fashion house.
Polka dots can be fantastical!
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And they sure can be persistent!
How about this mid-century house first published in Life.
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But it is certainly not the first house to feature polka dots (ok, ok maybe it is the first to feature them on the outside :-)).
Josef Hoffmann, the noted Wiener Werkstatte designer in the early 1900’s, loved polka dots also. Here is a shot of the Neue Gallery entrance for an exhibition of his interiors.
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And then there is the polka dot grand daddy of them all. How about this room in the Peter Wentz farmhouse in Worcester, PA. It is open to the public. That bold graphic wall treatment was in place in the mid 1700s!
Are you dotty yet?
Photograph of the Peter Wentz farmhouse from American View by Waites, Martin and Skurka. Unless otherwise identified, all other photos are linked to their sources.