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Home Furnishing, Practical And Artistic | by Alice M. Kellogg



The progressive spirit of the new century and the rapid artistic development throughout our country have awakened a widespread, intelligent interest in all matters relating to the Art of the House. The interior of the home is naturally a reflection of its occupants, and the possibility of achieving satisfying results has created an ardent desire for adequate knowledge. Even in homes of moderate cost an effort to unite beauty and utility has become remarkably apparent, and, fortunately, artistic surroundings are not dependent on large outlays of money...

TitleHome Furnishing, Practical And Artistic
AuthorAlice M. Kellogg
PublisherFrederick A Stokes Company
Year1905
Copyright1905, Frederick A Stokes Company
AmazonHome Furnishings, Practical And Artistic

With fifty-five illustrations from photographs

Home Furnishing Practical And Artistic 2A Wlllow Table For The Porch Or Living Room

A Willow Table For The Porch Or Living Room.

-Preface
THE progressive spirit of the new century and the rapid artistic development throughout our country have awakened a widespread, intelligent interest in all matters relating to the Art of the House. ...
-I. The Hall, Vestibule And Stairs
The impression that a hall leaves with one is not so much of detail as of a hospitable or inhospitable atmosphere. The furnishings are the fewest that are gathered into any room in the house, the deco...
-The Hall, Vestibule And Stairs. Continued
The colour for the wall hangings in the hall may be considered in relation to the two stationary features, - woodwork and exposure. An absence of sunlight may be atoned for by the use of yellow in a d...
-II. The Reception Room Or Parlour
The keeping room of our ancestors that was reserved for formal entertaining is not sufficiently in accord with our comfort-demanding age to be, like some of the furniture of its period, either resto...
-III. The Dining Room
Originality and taste are often expended in the different parts of the house to the exclusion of the dining room. As a place to go to at meal times this room is provided with a table and chairs, a sid...
-IV. The Living Room
A strong plea for the living room is made in these words of an English architect of reputation : Let us have in our houses a room where there shall be space to carry on the business of life freely...
-V. The Library
Although the distinguishing mark of the library is its collection of hooks attractively arranged, one sometimes finds a room designated by this title in which there is a conspicuous absence of well-fi...
-VI. The Den
The den has become a permanent feature in the modern home, its adaptability to the special needs of each household warranting its continued popularity. In recalling the primitive styles of furnishi...
-VII. The Music Room
A music room, to deserve its title, should be furnished with a sympathetic understanding of the art for which it stands. The first provision is, naturally, for the performer. The placing of the piano ...
-VIII. The Bathroom
The Order of the Bath, as a military honour, was instituted by King George I in 1725; the earlier Order of this name, however, dates back to 1399, when the knights who received it were really treated ...
-IX. The Kitchen And The Housemaid's Room
A GOOD word has been spoken for the kitchen by one who has given inspiration to all departments of the house - William Morris. In a country farm-house, he says, the kitchen is commonly pleasant and...
-X. The Bedroom
Fashions in bedrooms have not altered very much during the past century, but previous to that time they had a changeful history. In mediaeval days the mattress was laid on the floor, and afterwards ra...
-The Bedroom. Continued
The three pieces of furniture that are usually included in the furnishing of a bedroom that is also used for dressing are a bureau, dressing table and chiffonier. Sometimes the chiffonier and bureau a...
-XI. The Child's Room
The element of interest is not always considered in furnishing the child's room. Comfort, of course, should be of the first importance, and an artistic selection made whenever possible, but a touch of...
-XII. The Guest's Room
A perfection of details is the high-water mark in a room devoted to visitors. In the other rooms of the house any deviation from comfort receives compensation by the individualising charm of ownership...
-XIII. The Veranda
A large degree of comfort in warm weather depends upon the piazza space that is available for fitting up as a sitting room. When the porch opens from a living room the interior furnishings may be used...
-XIV. Furniture, New And Old
Although an eminent English architect has said, The art of our houses should speak the language of our own day, and not be a reproduction or imitation of the art, no matter how beautiful, of other da...
-XV. Coverings For The Floor
The products for the covering of floors have never before been so interesting and varied. We have not had the creative force of a William Morris to direct our national accomplishments in this line, bu...
-XVI. Hangings For The Walls
Amateur attempts at selecting wall papers are usually disappointing. Taste and experience are imperative in this department of home furnishing and, in addition, the capacity to imagine effects before ...
-XVII. Curtains And Portieres
Windows, although they seem to perform a subordinate part in the Furnishing of a room. are, in fact, most important and ting. Many of the practical difficulties of window furnishing are occasion...
-Curtains And Portieres. Continued
When lace curtains are bought by the pair any amount of money may be expended on the handwork and materials. The refinement of a room, however, is not increased by heavy ornamentation of a thin fabric...
-XVIII. Beds And Bedding
The selection of beds and the details of their equipment are the test of the competent home maker. A provision for comfort in sleeping rooms would, perhaps, receive more attention if we realised that ...
-XIX. Mantels And Inglenooks
Fireplace history, from the earliest home life to the present time, shows many changes and improvements, the most radical being the inclosure of the chimney between the walls where formerly there was ...
-Mantels And Inglenooks. Continued
The hearth stones may be of tiling or bricks, the bricks giving better service than a smooth, glazed tile. The selection of wood for the mantel is sometimes a puzzle to the home builder. A good rul...
-XX. Bookshelves And Bookcases
Books appeal in a practical manner to the home maker as a help in furnishing the house. When this fact becomes more generally recognised and better understood there will be a freer and more generous d...
-XXI. Window Seats And Cushion Covers
Window seats are not a modern invention. In Queen Elizabeth's time the wide, protective walls pierced by narrow windows often inclosed the built-in seat. In the architecture of later, more peaceful ce...
-XXII. The Plate Rail And Pottery Shelf
China and pottery are to be had in these days for so little money, and their collection is a source of so much pleasure, that their care and arrangement is a matter of considerable interest in the hom...
-XXIII. Lamps And Candlesticks
Lamps and candlesticks, even with the perfection attained of late years in other means of artificial lighting, still retain a wide popularity. The sentimental charm that attaches itself to many antiqu...
-XXIV. Pictures And Bric-A-Brac
Besides being works of art, pictures have an important office to fulfil in the home as decoration for the walls. A room may be perfectly equipped with all the required furniture, its floors covered wi...
-Pictures And Bric-A-Brac. Continued
Two methods of hanging pictures with a wire cord are followed. One is to use one hook for the picture and have the cord form an acute angle at the top where it falls over the hook. The other plan is t...
-XXV. Baskets And Jardinieres
Baskets will always, by their office of utility, claim a certain amount of attention in the home. A few years ago the selection of a basket for household use was quickly made; in fact, the variety to ...
-XXVI. The Afternoon Tea Table
The serving of a cup of tea is an interesting office for the home maker, who finds in it, beyond the simple act of hospitality, a field for practical and artistic furnishing. The evolution of the a...
-XXVII. Summer Furnishings For The Country House
IN the country home that is occupied only during the summer months the conventional rules for furnishing and decorating may be set aside for something more original, characteristic and unique. In each...
-Summer Furnishings For The Country House. Continued
An informal arrangement of prints may take the place of pictures which, in a town house, would need to be regularly framed and hung. A set of black-and-white sketches, a number of hunting scenes or so...







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