Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 6, 1965 · Page 16
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 16

Redlands, California
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Thursday, May 6, 1965
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16-Thursday, May 6,1965 Bedlands Daily Facts ru o Today's smart young homemakers follow a simple sfep-by-sfep plan in choosing carpets and rugs. The first step is a look at all the wonderful colors now available — dozens of variations in every major color family, including reds, blues, greens, golds, browns and beiges. Check carpet samples in your home, to be sure Should you shop at home for carpets? By all means, U you're dealing with a reliable store offering this convenient service. Many retailers across the country now offer "at-home shopping" so that homeowners can choose carpets conveniently and avoid guesswork about the nay colors will look under home lighting and in relation to other furnishings and fabrics. It's a good idea to visit the store first for a broad look at all possibilities. Once you've narrowed your choice to the color family you prefer and the type of carpet most suitable for your home, you can then make an appointment to have samples brought to your home for the final selection. Salesmen who are framed in decorating can offer helpful advice in the home and assist you in co-ordmatmg carpets with draperies, upholstery fabrics or wall treatments. At the same time, he can measure rooms ac Plan your co/or schemes with ease and confidence Plarming carpets and rugs for a new color scheme In your home? Decisions will come more easily if you remember that there are three basic kmds of color chemes — monochromatic, related and contrasting. Choose the one you like best, and see how your carpet or rug color fits into each one. Monochromatic — or "one- color" schemes—are often used for small rooms, since these schemes result in a unity which provide a more spacious look. For example, you might use an olive green carpet, a lighter shade for the walls and a light- and-dark green print for upholstery or drapery fabrics. Use an accent color, such as red or coral, in accessories. Related Colors Related color schemes are built around two or more colors in close harm>ony—such as blue with green, red with orange, yellow or gold with yellow-green. Related color chemes are flexible and provide a wide range of choice in carpets and fabrics. One of the colors used could be emphasized in several areas of the room. Contrasting color chemes are based on two directly opposite hues — red and green, for example, or variations of these tones such as olive green with copper. Various light and dark tones of either color could be chosen for accessories. In a contrasting scheme, it's generally best to let one color dominate so that decor look "organized," rather than violently contrastuig. Balance Colors Another general principle — not an iron-clad rule — is that carpets are used in a color darker than that of the walls. This teen-ager's bedroom is lively in appearance, practical in use. Keynote is a fringed wool rug with a "braid' pattern, its colors repeated in furniture finish and checked spread. curately for wall-to-wall carpet installations and determine exactly how carpet should be installed in j'our rooms. You need not hesitate to Inquire about this method of shopping in your own community. In-home shoppmg, remember, is not the same thing as buying from a door-to-door salesman. Reputable stores offer these services with their own store personnel and are prepared to follow up on store services such as delivery and installation. If there's any doubt about the reliability of salesmen or in-home shopping service, check with your local Better Business Bureau. (CUT OUT AND SAVE)" Choose Your Carpet or Rug the Easy Way! Use this planning sheet to lave time and effort in choosing a rug or carpet. Moke notei ot home, then take this sheet to your retail store, along with fabric swatches, color samples, etc. Name Address Room or areo to be carpeted Approximate size: feet long, wide (Multiply then divide by NINE to get totol square yards) Appearance Preferred color family Preferred texture or pattern Type of color scheme Wall color or pattern Draperies Upholstery colors, patterns Furniture ftyle window exposures, lighting Performance & Value Amount of use room gets (daily, occasionally, etc.) Room used by adults (how many?) children? pets? Unusual soil or wear factors Quality needed: Top quality for heavy or medium use ; medium for normal use ; economy for light traffic, short-term use (If you are buying carpet for wall-to-wall installation, it is recommended that you choose from the middle range up.) Individual preference on brand name Fiber felectiom Preferred color has been seen in (list fibers) ; preferred texture, pattern In ; desired quality In Price range noted In local stores for desired quality Payment plan preferred: Cash ; 30-to-90 day charge ; credit Estimated cost of carpet or rug purchase: (Note: To estimate cost of purchase, multiply total square yards by price per square yard. Your retailer will take accurate measurements and figure cost of padding and installation.) HERMAN'S Presents by Alexander Smith DIVISION OF MOHAWK INDUSTRIES There are plenty of nylon carpets on the market, but never one like brand-new Home Glow. Made by Alexander Smith, famous since 1845 for finest carpets and rugs that guarantee honest value. Home Glow is the luxury nylon carpet you always wanted but thought you couldn't afford. It's got everything. COMPLETE DRAPERY SERVICE . . . measured in your own home. Also — Professional Decorator Service at your disposal with FREE ESTIMATES on Draperies, Carpets and Home Furnishings. HERAAAN'S Corner of & State Sts. REDLANDS

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