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The Bungalows Furniture

Posted April 22, 2014 by admin with Comments Off on The Bungalows Furniture in Interior Decorating

If, after having been built with great respect for harmony and appropriateness, the bungalow should be filled with the usual collection of badly designed and inadequate furniture, the ensemble would be distressing, and the thought involved in the structure of the building thrown away. The term furniture implies, per se, movable portions of the building, and, as such, should be conceived by the designer. Otherwise, nine times out of ten, an unpleasant sense of incongruity prevails. The importance of unity between the furniture and the structure, in spite of the fact that every writer on the topic has insisted upon it, in the majority of instances is further from realization than it was in the Stone Age, when, by force …

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Efficiency in Home Furnishing 1921

Posted March 6, 2014 by admin with No Comments in Interior Decorating

ONE of the details of requirements in connection with the competition which has resulted in the series of designs presented in this book, is that the proposed dwelling should be for an American family of moderate means but desiring home surroundings in cultivated taste and comfort. It is plainly evident that a definite problem in connection with the development of such a home is involved in the question of furniture. While there are only limited facilities for entertaining in dwellings of this size it is interesting to note that it is possible through the medium of carefully selected furniture to greatly increase the efficiency of accommodation. As an example, there has been indicated in the living room of many of …

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Furnishing the Small Home in 1921

Posted December 19, 2013 by admin with No Comments in Interior Decorating

FURNISHING THE SMALL HOME: By Hettie Rhoda Meade MOST psychologists agree that the greatest influence on our lives is environment—that we react directly to our immediate surroundings. If this be true, how important it would seem to be that our homes be planned to bring out the best that is in us. A large part of the attractiveness of the modern home depends upon the taste and skill with which it has been decorated and furnished. Of course in countless instances the cost of the house itself has been so great that every available dollar has been devoted to actual building, and the matter of furnishing, coming as it does toward the end of the operation, finds the home treasury …

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Interior Decorating

Posted October 13, 2013 by admin with No Comments in Interior Decorating

Many homes of the twenties were decorated in the Arts & Crafts style, variations of traditional Georgian and Colonial styles, or Art Moderne which embraced the marvels of the Machine Age of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Movies had a big influence on homes by giving ordinary people a glimpse of the interiors of homes of the rich and famous, to which they then aspired. This led to a higher standard of interior decoration and created work for interior designers. The rise of magazines like House and Garden also inspired the rising middle class to higher standards of housing and decoration. For those who could afford it, bathrooms (and to a certain extent, kitchens) in particular increased in standard from a purely utilitarian space to …

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