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Distinctive Homes of Moderate Cost, Henry H. Saylor (1905/10):  Henry H. Saylor's Magnum Opus.  This really is a special book and there are over 450 illustrations.  It covers  many aspects of the homes of the period from construction to decoration.  Reviews of  actual homes of  the period are also presented. Chapters discuss drapes and portieres, fireplaces, porches, lighting fixtures, furniture, built-ins, garages, floors, oriental rugs, hanging pictures, ornaments, wall coverings, construction details, etc. There are also 37 case studies of private homes with descriptions and pictures.

Soft Cover, 8-1/4" x 10 3/4" , 173 pages, over 450 pictures and illustrations!  $19.95

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Inside the House of Good Taste, Richardson Wright (1915):   Another rare title is the 1915 decorating classic, Inside the House of Good Taste. This book is a perfect companion to our Mission Furniture & Bungalow Decor - 1908 (another of our vintage reprints). This book will step you through the decorating of your vintage home. Mr. Wright was a well known decorator and author/editor of the early 1900's, must read if you are decorating in period style.

Soft cover, 6-1/2" x 9-1/4", 155 pages, contains 7 chapters and is profusely illustrated with 170 photographs and illustrations. $15.95

Your Home and Its Decoration, Sherwin-Williams (1910):  Written by the Decorative Department at the Sherwin-Williams Company in 1910, "Your Home and its Decoration" is a classic of period home decor.  Floorcoverings, woodwork, interior and exterior paint and stain and even Oriental rugs.  All of this is from an original 1910 perspective and the 12 color plates add just the right touch to this early work.  A professional approach to home decoration that is not limited to just paint.  We were very fortunate to obtain a wonderful example of this rare first edition in phenomenal condition. !  Soft cover, 6-3/4" x 9-1/4", 204 pages, 12 color plates, 47 illustrations. $24.95

The Furnishing of a Modest Home, Fred Hamilton Daniels (1908):  An excellent guide to Arts & Crafts Movement / Mission decor. This book was first published in 1908 and is full of wonderful illustrations of movement inspired decor. At the time, the Bungalow was considered a "modest home" (try pricing one nowadays either in St. Paul, MN or Denver, CO). If you are interested in decorating your bungalow in an authentic manner, you will love this book.  This is a very early guide to decoration in true Arts/Crafts Mission style.

Soft cover,  5-1/2" x 8", 114 pages, contains 10 chapters with 48 photographs and illustrations. $14.95

 

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