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

Furnishing of the Guests Room

The same remarks regarding the furnishing of the guest s room apply to the other bedrooms, excepting that the secretaire may be dispensed with. Three-cornered wardrobes are wonderful space-savers. Everything must invite and entice rest. In fairly large houses it is customary to provide the maid or maids with a sitting-room. This is not always … Read more

The Dining-room Fireplace

It is perhaps needless to add that all the furniture should be of the same kind of wood, although such a reminder may be necessary for people who prefer to buy individual pieces instead of having everything to match. Tastes differ regarding the fireplace, which should obviously be in keeping with the other contents of … 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