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Principles of Home Decoration

With Practical Examples

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Author: Candace Wheeler
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,754 / 105 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.5
LoC Category: NK
Downloads: 960
Added to site: 2008.01.05
mnybks.net#: 19618
Origin: gutenberg.org

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hat particular influence.

But a perfect home is never created all at once and by one person, and let the anxious house-mistress take comfort in the thought. She should also remember that it is in the nature of beauty to grow, and that a well-rounded and beautiful family life adds its quota day by day. Every book, every sketch or picture--every carefully selected or characteristic object brought into the home adds to and makes a part of a beautiful whole, and no house can be absolutely perfect without all these evidences of family life.

It can be made ready for them, completely and perfectly ready, by professional skill and knowledge; but if it remained just where the interior artist or decorator left it, it would have no more of the sentiment of domesticity than a statue.

CHAPTER II

CHARACTER IN HOUSES

"For the created still doth shadow forth the mind and will which made it.

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