Across a career spanning nearly 70 years, it is fair to say that renowned interior designer and antiques dealer Jay Suiter has seen it all. When he transferred from the Art Institute of Chicago to UCLA to study interior design in the late 1940s, America was adjusting to a new normal after the end of World War II. A booming economy and a growing dominance in technology, business and the space race allowed Americans to return their focus to a more refined lifestyle. Not since the early 1920s had such an emphasis on luxury and comfort been possible. Now, as department stores across the country saw an increased interest in home furnishings, the budding profession of interior design took off. Wi
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