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Identifier: cu31924016493417
Title: Book of home building and decoration, prepared in cooperation with and under the direction of the leading manufacturers of the country
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Brown, Henry Collins, 1862-1961 Lyman, Clara Brown
Subjects: Interior decoration Furniture House furnishings
Publisher: Garden City, N. Y. Doubleday, Page & Co
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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rose or other flower adapted for use on aflat surface; not a confusion of life-like flowers bulging from the wall. Naturalforms should be conventionalized, either in size, form, color or all three, before theyare good decoration. Conventionalized means simplified, flattened and applied tosome definite orderly arrangement. Scenic borders are often good if not toorealistic. About seventy-five per cent of figured wall papers are on the wrongprinciple. Therefore, when in doubt about a pattern choose a plain one. All geometric all-over patterns or conventional flower designs in two or threetones of the same color or harmonious colors are apt to be good. An all-over pat-tern which connects or interlaces is usually more pleasing than one composed ofseparate spots. Most scroll patterns are frivolous, meaningless and apt to be bad.Large medallion or shield-shaped designs with scrolly outline form a common typeof distressing pattern. Figures of a pattern should not be too far apart, else we 36

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Miiy bcniadr by hlnidi]!.].■ Hill linMi I!- iiilrri (Icio.l Tcim-^ fnr Iiitrncirs: primary uitli whiti-. Iliosc sliowii lirre i-n- made from Uic sLaiidardi, luaiiiilaclured !■)■ Ilu Lc.wr UmlluTs Company, I)a^■l(m, O. ilurs of ■■Mellotiiiie,a \yasli- are surprised at each repetition and never get used to the idea. Striped pajjersare good if the contrast is not too pronounced nor tlie stripes too wide. There isusually a splendid selection in these. Foliage papers, soft in color and indefinitein design, are excellent used with plain paper, either in panels, or high in the ro<jniabove the line of the eye. Unity of the entire effect is essential. To look from a green room into a redroom and from there into a yellow one is distressing. It also breaks up the feel-ing of space for which wide openings were originally devised. Contrasts in colorshould not be equal in bulk. Woodwork and floors are usually finished before the walls are decorated.This restricts the choice o

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Date: 2014-07-28 09:29:40

bookid:cu31924016493417 bookyear:1912 bookdecade:1910 bookcentury:1900 bookauthor:Brown__Henry_Collins__1862_1961 bookauthor:Lyman__Clara_Brown booksubject:Interior_decoration booksubject:Furniture booksubject:House_furnishings bookpublisher:Garden_City__N__Y__Doubleday__Page___Co bookcontributor:Cornell_University_Library booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:56 bookcollection:cornell bookcollection:americana

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