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

The dining room as a center of hospitality and good cheer,   pp. [unnumbered]-141


Page 141

               TIlE DINING ROOM
Almost all the decorative quality of the room
depends upon them.     In addition to wainscot
and ceiling beams,<or instead of them if the
room be differently planned,<the charm of
\Vell  placed windows,    large and small; of
built-in cupboards, sideboards and cabinets for
choice treasures of rare china or cut glass; of
shelves and plate rack; of \VindOw ledge and
window seat; and above all of a big cheery
fireplace, is as never-ending as the ingenuity
which gives to each really beautiful room ex-
actly what it needs.   And always it should be
remembered that, in the (lining room as in the
living room, there should be one central struc-
tural feature which (lominates all the rest.
  Some examples of these ruling features are
given in the accompanying illustrations.  In
one there is the wide sideboard built into a
recess surmounted by three casement windows
and  flanked by a   small china cupboard  on
either side.  In another a wide window is re-
cessed, giving a broad ledge for the growing
things that always add beauty and life to a
room.   Still another recessed window shows
a row of small-paned casements with plant
ledge and a well cushioned seat below.
A GROUP OF CRAFTSMAN SHO\VER LIGHTS SWINGING FROM A BEAM OVER A LONG DINING
TABLE.  THIS IS ONE OF
TUE MOST EFFECTIVE 1\IETHODS WE HAVE FOUND OF MANAGING THE LIGHTS IN A DINING
ROOM.
Pu bUshed in TO e Ceo ftsnwn, July,  1906.
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