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HISTORIC VALUES FOR HOME DECORATING

Historic Values for Home Decorating

While there is no doubt that the idea of home is a dynamic and evolving concept, many thoughts and concerns that are on our minds today have accompanied those interested in homemaking since the industrial revolution changed the nature of home. In ‘Hints on House Furnishing’ Sparrow highlights three values which he deems essential for good design that hold as true today as they did 110 years ago…

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SIMPLE, NATURAL FESTIVE TABLE DECOR IN GREEN AND COPPER

simple natural green and copper festive table decor

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ON THE VALUE OF THOUGHTFUL DESIGN

the value of thoughtful interior design

British author, illustrator and painter, Mary Eliza Haweis, wrote a series of essays subsequently captured and elaborated on in her books titled ‘The Art of Beauty’ and ‘The Art of Decoration’ published in 1878 and 1881 respectively. What about Haweis's work is the relevance that some of her ideas still have for our current experience. In particular, her discussion on the importance of thoughtfulness in design seems as relevant today as it was 140 years ago...

 

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