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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 30, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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LESSONS IN FURNISHING ROOMS GIVEN BY
EXPERT IN COLLEGE COURSE
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Compact and Convenient Kitchen.
BY WINIFRED S. GOTTEMY
'(Assistant Professor Domestic Art,
Iowa State College.)
In the preceding lesson in house
furnishing, attention was given the
walls, floors, etc. In this lesson other
parts of the house are the subjects.
THE HALL The first impression
one receives on entering the home is
made by the appearance of the hall
It should not be overloaded with un
necessary furnishings, but at the
same time it should contain the nec
essary articles for convenience and it
should create an atmosphere of
cheer.
The walls are usually better in
rich, warm tints. Pictures are not
necessary in the hall. This is notihe
place for family portraits or photo
graphs; when pictures are used,
choose copies of famous buildings.
LIVING ROOM, The home should
not only establish moral standards,
but those of aesthetic quality as well,
and the living room, which is the
center of the home, should be given
the most careful consideration.
This is a year-round room and the
color, furnisihngs and pictures
should be such as will have a peace
ful, restful influence on all members
of the family and be of common in
terest and not suited merely to indi
vidual taste. ,
DINING ROOM. In many fam
ilies the only opportunity for all of
the members of the family to come
together is at meal time. Conse
quenly the dining room should be a
cheerful and. sunny place and not de
pressed or gloomy. There should be
no unnecessary pieces of furniture
and wall tones should harmonize
with adjoining rooms.
Dining room furniture is more apt
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