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The House in Good Taste by Elsie de Wolfe
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This is an extremely entertaining and to some extent instructive book on house decoration. It is chiefly based on the experience of the author and is extremely personal, but for this reason none the less interesting. Miss De Wolfe tells of the houses she has decorated in New York, of her city homes in New York and of her summer home at Versailles. The chapters on "The Dressing Room," "The Bath," "The Bed Room, Sitting Room and Boudoir" give a glimpse of contemporary life which is as valuable and noteworthy, though perhaps unintentional, as the descriptions of appropriate furnishings. An agreeable contrast to these is the chapter on a "Small Apartment" in which Miss De Wolfe calls attention to the fact that "the 'Model Tenement' offers compact domestic machinery, cleanliness and sanitary comforts at a few dollars a week that are not to be had at any price in many of the fine old houses of Europe." There is a chapter on "Antique Furniture," another on the "Art of Treillage" and finally one given up to "Notes on Many Things." From first to last the book makes pleasant reading. -"Magazine of Art," Vol. 5 [1914]
Release date Australia
November 3rd, 2015
Country of Publication
United States
black & white illustrations
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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