Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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The Drawing-room Is in Coral-pink and Ivory-white whiteof the Egyptian andRoman benches and settees. This piazza very wisely se-cures the one thing whose ab-sence is most grievous tomany American homes—thatis privacy. Our homes arebuilt mostly, not to live in,but to be seen, and we are tooself-conscious to enjoy thepublicity we court. It is inthis cloistered seclusion tea isserved every afternoon, andit is at this time the realcharm of the house is felt. At the extreme southeastend of the piazza, oppositethe main dining-room, is thebreakfast-room, where a de-lightful fountain plays amidferns and palms. The halland music-room also open outon this enclosed piazza. The dining-room is awholly classic, Roman room.The walls are paneled inivory white and gold, se-verely finished with a Greekpattern in raw sienna. At
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An Enclosed Piazza in Which Effective Use Has Been Made of Replicas of Ancient Statuary January, 1907 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS one end is a large portrait inoil of Master Donald, theonly son of the house. The dining-table, the con-sole, and serving-table are ofstone and marble in Romandesign, as are the chairs andbenches of ivory white withpink cushions. The ensembleis the contrast between theivory white of the walls andthe exquisite pink of the dra-peries and the pink rug withits wide black border. The one color scheme hasbeen used throughout thehouse, that of ivory white andpinks, from the rich rasp-berry to the palest shade ofpink; all the outside windowsand doors have Frenchshirred shades of pink silk,giving a most fascinating ef-fect when the house is lighted. The upper loggias havea singularly restful charm.They form open rooms insummer and can be enclosedin the cool weather.
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