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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ieces, of whichthere are two in the room, one at either end of the roomfacing each other. The dominant tone that runs through theupholstery fabrics, carpets, pillows and hangings, is a very___________ beautiful, dark, Italian red. This color was evidently used to counter-act the effect of the white back-ground. The furniture is mostlymahogany, suggestive of Colonialmodels, and combines beautifullywith the cream-white background ofthis paneled room, and the dull redfabrics which have been added togive warmth and color. The floor is covered with a dullred plain carpet rug, having a self-toned border, and over it have beenplaced a few bear skin rugs. Infront of each of the mantelpieceshas been placed a long mahoganylounge, plentifully supplied withcushions, which make a cosy nook infront of the open fire. This is acommendable arrangement when theroom is large enough to permit ofits being adopted. The fender-seatsin front of the open fireplace are June, 1913 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS 197
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Reception-room worthy of consideration, and an English fashion that canbe followed to advantage. They are made of simplewooden upright holding a seat which is upholstered inleather, and enables one to sit with ones back to the fire. Two handsome brass candelabra, holding candles, aresuspended from the ceiling. The illumination is from thebrass side lights, the two pottery vases and the large silvercandlesticks which have been made up into lamps, and fittedwith red silk Empire shades. This is a homelike, comfortable room and the furnitureis so placed that the occupants are divided into little groups,and the lamps, the books, the flowers and the writing tablemake it an agreeable dwelling place. The hanging at the doors and windows are of red velour,decorated with bands of gold galloon and hung in straightfolds. They are drawn far back from the windows, so asnot to shut out the beautiful nature pictures of the surround-ing landscape which are to be seen from the windows.French windows le
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