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Identifier: artofinteriordec00wood Title: The art of interior decoration Year: 1916 (1910s) Authors: Wood, Grace Burbank, Emily Subjects: Interior decoration Furniture Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and company Contributing Library: New York Public Library Digitizing Sponsor: MSN View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: r-acter of each room, introduce different colours inthe furniture covers, the sofa-cushions and lamp-shades. Our point is to urge the repetition ofa main background in a small group of rooms;but to escape monotony by planning that theaccessories in each room shall strike individ-ual notes of decorative, contrasting colour. What to do with old floors is a question manyof us have faced. If your house has been builtwith floors of wide, common boards which havebecome rough and separated by age, in some casesallowing dust to sift through from the cellar,and you do not wish to go to the expense of all-over carpets, you have the choice of severalmethods. The simplest and least expensive isto paint or stain the floors. In this case employ PLATE II A room with modern painted furniture is shown here.Lines and decorations Empire. Note the lyre backs of chairs and head board in day-bed.Treatment of this bed is that suggested where twin bedsare used and room affords wall space for but one of them. Text Appearing After Image: p ^ ^!o*»^ *^^;*^f^ How to Rearrange a Room 9 a floor painter and begin by removing all oldpaint. Paint removers come for the purpose.Then have the floors planed to make them even.Next, fill the cracks with putty. The most prac-tical method is to stain the floors some darkcolour: mahogany, walnut, weathered oak, black,green or any colour you may prefer, and thenwax them. This protects the colour. In a roomwhere daintiness is desired, and economy is notimportant, as for instance in a room with whitepainted furniture, you may have white floors anda square carpet rug of some plain dark toned vel-vet; or, if preferred, the painted border may bein some delicate colour to match the wall paper.To resume, if you like a dull finish, have thewax rubbed in at intervals, but if you like aglossy background for rugs, use a heavy varnishafter the floors are coloured. This treatment wesuggest for more or less formal rooms. In bed-rooms, put down an inexpensive filling as abackground for rugs, or sho Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

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