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20th Century Home Decorating

The bespoken of pertinent and harmonious communication of home decorating, inland decorations and fit furniture, seems to have been in a great measure abandoned during the present century, owing perhaps to the passivity of architects of the instance to this subsidiary but needed assets of their work, or perhaps to a desire for economy, which preferred the cheapness of painted and artificially grained pine-wood, with decorative effects produced by wall papers, to the more solid but pricey though inferior showy wood-panelling, architectural mouldings, well-made panelled doors and chimney pieces, which one finds, down to quite the end of the last century, even in houses of medium rentals. Furniture therefore became independent and \"beginning to account herself an Art, transgressed her limits\"... and \"grew to the pridefulness that it could stand by itself, and, as well as its betters, went a way of its own.\"

Interior Conservatory Finishing

The interiors, handed over from the builder, as it were, in blank, are filled up from the upholsterer's store, the curiosity shop, and the auction room, while a large contribution from the conservatory or the nearest florist gives the finishing touch to a mixture, which characterizes the present discernment for furnishing a boudoir or a drawing room.

There is, of course, in rattling many cases an individuality gained by the \"omnium gatherum\" of such a mode of furnishing. The compartment which reminds its owner of a journeying in Italy, the stylish stool from Tangier, and the embroidered piano cover from Spain, are to those who travel, pleasant souvenirs; as are also the presents from friends (when they have discernment and judgment), the screens and flower-stands, and the photographs, which are reminiscences of the forms and faces distributed from us by indifference or death. The effort of the full question of such an arrangement of furnishings in our living rooms, is the amount of judgment and sagacity displayed. Two favorable examples of the present fashion, representing the inland of the Saloon and Drawing Room at Sandringham House, are here reproduced.

How The Gather Inheritance Influenced On The Home Decorations

There is at the present instance an ambition on the part of many well-to-do persons to reproduce the effect produced in houses of older families where, for generations, priceless and memorable articles of decorative furnishings have been accumulated, just as pictures, plate and china have been preserved; and imperfectness the acquisition of such household gods, it is the practice to acquire, or as the recent term goes, \"to collect,\" older furnishings of different styles and periods, until the room becomes inconsistent and overcrowded, an evidence of the wealth, rather than of the taste, of the owner. As it frequently happens that such collections are made rattling hastily, and in the brief intervals of a busy advertizement or political life, the selections are not the prizewinning or most suitable; and where so such is required in a brief expanse of time, it becomes impossible to devote a sufficient sum of money to procure a rattling priceless specimen of the kind desired; in its locate an trenchant and low priced reproduction of an older pattern (with all the faults inseparable from such conditions) is added to the conglomeration of articles requiring attention, and taking up space.

The limited improvement of houses built on ground which is too priceless to allow spacious halls and large apartments, makes this want of sagacity and judgment the more objectionable. There can be no uncertainty that want of care and restraint in the selection of furniture, by the purchase public, affects its character, both as to design and workmanship.


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