My one criticism of the book is almost all the houses seemed to run on the side of "great" houses, i.e. those with numerous huge rooms that most people couldn't afford. However, the decor ideas would work for inspiration. I do wish the scan was a higher resolution.
The book went over a series of rules for papering or coloring walls, depending on the exposure of the room, season of use, and the height and size of the room. Probably still sound advice, but too many variations to include here.
Then it went over many furnishings one might want to purchase for their home, discussing the quality of some of the current brands available at the time.
There isn't actually a lot of text in this book. Each chapter has a fairly short—a page or so—of decorating ideas and then the rest of the chapter is pictures.
Here are some of the photographs and drawings I liked best.
|A Living Room finished in Pine, stained a soft brown|
|An attractive design in Roman brick with an added touch of inlaid English lustre tiles|
|Facings of green tile in living room mantel|
|Wide fireplace, faced with morovian tile in dull reds, hearth the same, raised 6" from floor.|
|The heavy craftsman furniture is lightened by a few good wicker pieces|
|A place for everything and no waste space|
|A real tile floor is a luxury|
|An ideal kitchen in cream and brown|
|A spacious and comfortably furnished library|