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Stickley, Gustav, 1858-1942. / Craftsman homes
(1909)

The living room: its many uses and the possibilities it has for comfort and beauty,   pp. [unnumbered]-136


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                                 TIlE LiVING ROOM
                                                                       -~--~-
                                        <       1~C-i~~           ~
A FIRESIDE NOOK THAT IS DEEPLY RECESSED FROM THE LIVING ROOM.  THE CEILING
OF THE NOOK IS MUCH LOWER
THAN THAI OF THE MAIN ROOM. GIVING AN EFFECT OF COMFORT THAT IS HARD TO OBTAIN
IN ANY OTHER WAX.
(lignified manner, not disguised.  If servants
cannot be afforded without too heavy a tax
upon the family finances, build the house so
that it is convenient to get along without them.
It is astonishing how eaXy the care of a house
call he made by the silTiple process of elimi-
natilig nnnece~sary things.  The right kind of
a home does not drag out all that there is in
a man to keep it going, nor is the care of it
to) heavy a burden upon a woman.     It should
be so planned    that it meets, in the   most
straightforward  manner, the acttial require-
ments of those who live in it, and so furnished
that the work of keeping it in order is reduced
to a minimum.
  It is the first conception of a room that
decides whether it is to be a failtlre or a suc-
cess as a place to live in, for in this lies the
character that is to be uniquely its own.  In
every house, however, modlest, there can be a
CORNER OF A LIVING ROOM THAT IS ALSO USED AS A WORK ROOM.   THE PANELING
ON EITHER SIDE OF THE CHIM-
NEYPIECE EXTENDS TO THE CEILING 50 THAT THE ENTIRE WALL SPACE 15 LINED WITH
WOOD.
Published in  The Craftsni an, L)cccni bee, s95.
Published in  The  Craftsman,  D eceni her, 19n5.
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