Putting the Pieces Together. INTERIOR DECOR - DOMESTIC DESIGN CHECKLIST.
Putting the Pieces Together.
Putting the Pieces Together.

Putting the Pieces Together.

Chicago. Montgomery Ward. 1960.
Booklet, color illustrations, loose sheet of Furniture Cutouts and graph paper in rear pocket, unpaginated, 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches, color pictorial stiff paper wrappers. Very good, clean condition. An illustrated booklet with short chapters covering a variety of home decorating topics; these include Theme ("each room should state its overall intent--such as, this room is colorful"); color scheme ("start with your favorite color"); floor plan ("architectural features and faults"); Budget ("It is a good plan to buy a few really good pieces"); etc. Sections on Style ("Contemporary," "Today's Traditional," and "Colonial") provide details pertaining to furniture and accessories. Linked to a photo of a room furnished in one of these styles is a column entitled "Typicals" which lists Fabrics, Floor Coverings, Furniture Finishes, Accessories, etc., associated with each style. Brief discussions of Kitchen Planning and Bathroom Planning bring the booklet to a close. In a pocket on the interior of the rear cover is a printed grid (1/4 inch = 1 ft) and a page of perforated furniture cutouts (beds, tables, sofas, chairs etc.) drawn to the scale of the grid. The parameters of a room can be drawn on the grid and the furniture cutouts pushed around until a suitable design is achieved. Endless fun. Overall, a cheerful booklet in very good condition that fails to address the thorny issue of lampshades. Item #47366

Price: $32.00