The Craftsman; An Illustrated Monthly Magazine in the Interest of Better Art, Better Work, and a Better and More Reasonable Way of Living Volume 7-9

The Craftsman; An Illustrated Monthly Magazine in the Interest of Better Art, Better Work, and a Better and More Reasonable Way of Living Volume 7-9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...In the library the ceiling tone, which we should have of old ivory throughout the entire first floor, could be brought down to form a dado. The Navajo rug would be entirely appropriate in the library and we should have the window draperies a_ raw silk in a clear golden tint harmonizing with the greens and blues of the rug and carrying out a touch of orange in its border. _ "The wood work of the living room we should stain a rich green rather dark and introduce on the walls a tan with a decided pink cast. This will at once bring out all the richness of the mahogany and rosewood of the furniture to be used in the room. The pink tone would be further accented by window draperies of figured linen with the ivory background and the decorative motif in an old pink. "For portieres between the living room and hall, as well as between the living room and dining' room, we think that you will find nothing more beautiful than raw silk, which is a fabric lately imported by us for this purpose. Such portieres may be left quite plain or will be very much enriched in effect by the addition of a broad band of velour in a harmonizing tone. "In the dining room, we should have the woodwork a dark brown, repeating the finish of your furniture. Walls in a soft green will form a nice contrast with the other rooms just described and will be quite appropriate since this room has the south exposure. An effect of sunlight and a Warm color will be given to the room by some sash curtains of corn-colored silk. We think in the living room it would be well to introduce a dado and this might be plaster or one of the beautiful English borders, showing a simple adaptation of a landscape motif. "White enamel in the bedrooms will be dainty and...show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 889g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969529
  • 9781236969521