DECORATION AND DECORATIVE MATERIALS

ONE of the great advantages of autumn decoration is that it makes possible cheerful rooms at a time when they are needed most. Some will be decorating rooms for the first time – rooms perhaps in new homes that have never yet seen the paperhangers roller or the painters brush. Others will be redecorating old … Read more

The Site

THE site is the first item for consideration. It should be chosen so that plenty of sunshine and open surroundings are obtainable. Modern conveniences must be available if possible, and shopping, educational, recreation and travelling facilities are also important. The site having been chosen, the plan must be drawn up so that the most is … Read more

Kitchen Furniture

PERHAPS the greatest revolution concerns the kitchen. No longer is it dark, drab, depressing, and cold. It has come to be one of the most important rooms in the house from the point of view of light, convenience, and comfort. Kitchen furniture is either stained or finished in white enamel, necessitating no more attention than … 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

Mating the Loft Useful

The word loft usually suggests that rather useless portion of a house to which access is possible only by means of rickety steps and unstable ladders. In fact, the whole apartment is definitely associated with insecurity and trouble, for when one gets to the loft there is the possibility of putting ones foot through the … 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 Lounge

The drawing-room, with its uncomfortable chairs and numerous ornaments, has practically disappeared, and the lounge has taken its place. As the name implies, the lounge should be a room in which to relax, a room which suggests comfort. Oak or parquet floors are the most effective, with a carpet that is neither so large that … 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