Beauty in the Home


Ephemera Record: 1E-A3-E61

Ephemera Object Description

title
Beauty in the Home
creator
  • Crumb, Edith
InstNameF003
  • Michigan State University Museum
description
This is part of Edith B Crumb's Quilt Club Corner column of the Detroit News. This particular column speaks of the decoration of a sitting room.
dateOriginal
01--1931
timePeriod
1930-1949
city
Detroit
state
Michigan (MI)
country
United States
source
The Detroit News
type
Text
textType
  • Article
language
English
InstProjNameF003a
Detroit News History Project
rights
Contact MSU Museum.

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The French provincial style, which so successfully combines simplicity and comfort, has been used for the decorative treatment of this pleasure and sewing room.

The walls are covered with a gray glazed paper with a lattice design, and the wood trim is painted soft gray.
Hooked rugs in pink and grey cover the floor.

The window treatment is quite unusual. Instead of a wooden valance with side curtains the entire window with side curtains, the entire window drapery is made of wood. The scalloped edge of valance fits in with the period.

Of course, anglings could be substituted made of pink chintz edged with blue. The glass curtains are cream colored net.
The sewing table which is quite spacious and sturdily constructed is placed where it gets a good light from the window. The provincial chair is of maple, and has a rush seat.
The soft colors used in the decoration of this room, combined…

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MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum
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