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Identifier: homestheirdecora00fren
Title: Homes and their decoration
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: French, Lillie Hamilton, 1854-1939
Subjects: Interior decoration
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and company
Contributing Library: Brigham Young University-Idaho, David O. McKay Library
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n elaborate scale, when it represents nothingmore, in fact, than a transfer of social obligationsfrom a town house to one by the ocean or in theHighlands, the dining-room must be treated with agreater consideration. The informality and make-shifts can have no place in it. Indeed, when oneascends in the scale of sumptuous living, townand country-house dining-rooms differ but little.Nobody in town wants stuffy hangings in a dining-room. They are quite as objectionable in the coun-try. Wood is used on the walls in either place, soare marbles and costly tapestries. The room ismade to stand for itself, to suggest in every detailthe fact that it has been made to dine in ; that it isnot an ordinary chamber transformed into an eatingplace by the presence of some chairs, a table, and asideboard. The back parlors of ordinary city houses are notnecessarily dining-rooms — a chair, a desk, and acase for instruments, and the office of a doctoror a dentist appears; .a few book-shelves and wide J54

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HOMES AND THEIR DECORATION table and lamps, and we have a reading-room.At the same time these rooms may be made intolovely dining-rooms; but they must be treated withdignity. The sideboard shown in one of the illustrationsstands in a conventional town-house dining-room.A burlaps of exquisite apple-green hue covers thewall. The wood-work is white. The curtains areof fine green corduroy with silvery lights. Theeffect is cool and refreshing. A dinner in this roomis a delight. Candles are used everywhere, on thetable, the sideboard, and mantel ; none of the oxy-gen in the air is consumed by gas. In another dining-room with white wood-workand green walls, the hangings are of rose silklooped over brass rods. The rods, imitating anold fashion of a half-century ago, are huge giltarrows, good in design because simple. No lover of color will be content unless a dining-room is arranged so that every detail of light andcolor is made harmonious. This, of course, canonly be accomplished after much

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Image from page 80 of “Color schemes for the home and model interiors” (1919)
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Identifier: colorschemesforh00froh
Title: Color schemes for the home and model interiors
Year: 1919 (1910s)
Authors: Frohne, Henry W Jackson, Alice Fanny, 1877- Jackson, Bettina, 1880-
Subjects: Interior decoration
Publisher: Philadelphia and London : J.B. Lippincott company Grand Rapids, The Dean-Hicks company
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University

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83 I GREEN AND IVOKV Foil THE Bed Room AS THE green and ivory scheme illustrated on the following page- is cool in effect, it would best ])e applied to a room of southernoi western exposure. It is especially attractive for a bed room in asummer home and may easily be adapted to an inexpensive treatmentif desired. The floor shoidd be hght, natiual finish and waxed, with a phiin greenlinen rug upon it. A Scotch wool rug in the same shade may be usedif J)referred. Ecpially suitable are the quaint old-fashioned braidedrag rugs, oval in shape, with ])lain green centers and mixed bordersof green, ivory and other colors. The best results are obtained bybraiding strips of the same cretonne as is used for the hangings. The plain wall paper suggested is an exquisite light green and shouldhave a ceiling of the palest tint of the same color. AVith ivoryenameled woodwork the whole effect of walls and trim would be airyand refreshing and tend to make the room appear larger. Dainty ruffled curtains

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Image from page 68 of “History of the Y. M. C. A. in the Le Mans area” (1920)
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Identifier: historyofymcainl00youn
Title: History of the Y. M. C. A. in the Le Mans area
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: Young Men’s Christian Associations. Le Mans region
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918
Publisher: [Portland, Or., The Arcady Press and mail advertising co., inc.]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

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^ left American shores. So much for the matter-of-fact description of one of the finest bitsof Y service to the A. E. F. in France. But let us wander into thishuge building and see for ourselves what it is that so appeals to thedovighboy and brings him back—and back—and back. AVe enter thegrounds—large, wide spaces, lovely, shad^^ trees—a sense of coolnessand cleanliness very soothing to the tired, dusty doughboy who has justcovered weary kilos with his pack weighing heavily on his back. Justa fitting setting for the cafeteria itself. We cross the threshhold andsee a huge room, high ceiling, cool and clean, a sense of good cheerwhich then analyzed, is easily traceable to the masses of light yellowand blue used in decorating the interior. And those tables ! Row on

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C/3 S I Q ^ < ^o -aO uI—I ^ , o CO c« < c W3 Q 6C 1-1 •+:^1 O .5 60 History of the Y. M. C. A. row, white and clean—a flowering plant in the center of each one—while the delectable odor of coffee—American coifee! and pies bakingto the home-loved crispness and brownness—creeps into the senses.Without a thought the pack drops from the doughboys back—a sighof contentment comes from his very innermost being—and the tiredlines smooth out to an appreciative grin as he flies past the counterand takes his seat—only one of several hundred like him-—his trayladen with good, wholesome, home-like food which just touches thespot! Hunger satisfied he begins to take stock of what is going on aroundhim; its funny—^but he just begins to realize that that orchestra onthe platform is playing some pretty good music; what was that lastpiece they played? He leans over and asks his Buddie.—Oh, yes!That was the piece his sister used to play back home. Gee! TheseFrench know some

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