Interior Design

Edwardian Housekeeping: Choosing a Color Scheme

The aristocracy changed the color schemes and furnishings in their homes much less than the upper and middle-classes, but the brushing away of Victorian fustiness and fussiness to welcome the elegant, cleaner lines of the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau was infectious (led, of course, by the King). The building boom of the …

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Interior Design

Edwardian Housekeeping: Furnishing the Shooting-Box

The Edwardians had clothing for every hour of the day and every activity, and they also had houses suited for individual activities as well! Shooting-boxes were residences either owned or rented for the sole purpose of housing a party of people gathered for the shooting season. Some were small estates, and others–typically in Scotland–were of …

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Interior Design

Edwardian Housekeeping: Furnishing the Home

Methods of Furnishing The Hire-Purchasing System, wherein the buyer paid for their furnishings on an installment plan (rather like Rent-a-Center). The Stock Furnishing System, wherein the buyer took a list of what they wanted for each room, and purchased it all at once at a discounted rate. The Craftsman’s System, wherein the buyer commissioned artist-craftsmen …

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