Interior Design

The Morning Tea Tray

The essential characteristic of the early morning tray should be its dainty freshness. A pretty blue-and-white tea-service is shown in the first illustration. For those who prefer coffee, a charming tray can be arranged as in our central illustration. The covered cup in the third illustration provides a really hot cup of tea, while the …

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Interior Design

Edwardian Interiors: An Edwardian Town House

For the wealthy and socially aspiring Edwardians, life in London, according to Alastair Service, was often hard work to get idle pleasure. During the season, society descended upon London for three months of socializing, networking, sport, pleasure, and otherwise strengthening ties between families and acquaintances. With so many aristocrats and moneyed people taking part in …

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Interior Design

Edwardian Interiors: The Boudoir

The great country houses and the homes of the wealthy were full of rooms. Rooms for eating, rooms for sleeping, rooms for business, rooms for sport, and so on and so forth. A few weeks ago on Word Wenches, Nicola Cornick discussed the historical concepts of privacy, and “privacy and status being inextricably linked.” The …

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