Creepers on the House

It cannot fairly be charged against the self-clinging creepers, ampelopsis and ivy, that they make walls clamp, for the screen of downward-pointing leaves which they present does a great deal in preventing rain reaching the brickwork or masonry to which they cling. There is no doubt, however, as to their capacity for doing damage if … Read more

Colour in the Dining-room

SHADES of brown and orange are much – favoured for the modern dining-room, with its weathered-oak furniture. Presuming the floor is of oak or parquet, the carpet can be of tones of autumn. If a plain carpet is to be used, either brown or green is pleasing. Lighting should be in shades of orange to … Read more

THE ARRANGEMENT OF A ROOM

Individuality and Comfort Should Be Outstanding Features Human nature seems loath to drag itself away from everyday ideas. Because a woman living in one of a row of houses, each unit of which is architecturally identical in every detail, has her piano against one wall and it looks very nice, it does not necessarily follow … Read more

Heating the Hall

There should be some means of warming a hall. It is only comparatively recently, other than in large houses, that architects have given attention to what is really a very important matter. If central heating or electric power is installed, no problem arises. If a flue is available, a small gas-fire in a plain setting … Read more