D is for Dining Room

dining room

In the dining room of Mr. W.B. Tuthill, the design is to be executed in dark mahogany with slight lustre. The fireplace is to be framed with brass and small vitreaous tiles of a dark turquoise color. The hearth…is laid with glazed tiles in Venetian red…Above the shelves are two lateral windows in stained and jewelled glass.

The text is from Interiors and Interior Details: Fifty Two Large Quarto Plates, Comprising a Large Number of Original Designs of Halls, Staircases, Parlors, Libraries, Dining Rooms, &c, by William Burnet Tuthill, (1882). Click here to read the book online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2013

C is for Cabin

cabin

No material equals the log, and no cabin or cottage looks so well as one built of logs. One essential of a log cabin or a cottage and its furniture is that, as far as possible, they should be made on the spot and with the material at hand.

The text is from Log Cabins and Cottages: How to Build and Furnish Them, by William S. Wicks, (1908). Click here to read the book online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2013

A is for Apartment

apartment

The invigorating air from the river and the cliffs is no small factor in making this locality very desirable as a site for a home…the situation of these apartments can honestly be regarded as being among the most favored.

The text is from Apartment Houses of the Metropolis, by the Hesselgren Publishing Co., (1908), page 38. Click here to read the book online, or download it free from the Internet Archive.

artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2013