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August 14, 1964

The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 63

Ottawa, Canada
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Friday, August 14, 1964
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I- FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 1964 HOME SECTION 117 .1 By WILLIAM PAHLMANN ONE ROOM in the house which always leads itself . to 1 sprightly or off best treat-. ments is the dining room. . The ' dining room is concerned with ( convivialty and eating tad should always put you m a " cheerful frame of mind.' If you ; still have a dining room "(I hope you have,' though contemporary architecture has eliminated jt from many modern apartments and houses) you do not, have -to be serious or stodgy when ; it comes to its design. m . . i . " ' ' ' " 11 '. , ' GIVE TOUR DINING ROOM a special spirit. Its requirement should be comfort, but why not give, ent to your imagination and experiment? , ' '.' Sophistication -and practicality are combined ia this - contemporary living room designed for the Pavilion of i American t Interiors at the New York World's Fair., ' ( J ' It has such features as slate Boor, a window wall and unique panel wafl of plywood. A bronze abstraction of a rubber tree and distinctive wall hangings give the room a modern stamp. .. The flowered chair ia the ' foreground is an elegant adaptation of the familiar office swivel, chair. The roomy sofa and loose-cushion - easy chair snake a relaxed background for 'comfortable living. ; The color .scheme emphasizes natural earthy colors giving- the room feeling of warmth.' ' You can be original and' dap ing, once you have satisfied the need for a service routine, eon- - venieat storage, proper lighting ; and availability to the kitchen. " The door to the kitchen should swing inward so. that dawn do not view the interior of the t kitchen ' while dinner is beng served. (A fokiing screen wiB get rid of this hazard if it can- ; not be avoided otherwise.) The dining room should be softly ; lighted, to encourage conversa-tkm, but should never - be. too dim to see thefoodi A dining room should be easy to keep irlean . .V - . 1 .1 i fflnnaunagn W&cDijnz This ream can be with bare, polished wood, with colorful vinyl, Iratiitiaa. or ter-razaa. or it can be treated with rags. CWall --to waS car peting seems to be leas suitable in a dining 'room, where At is impossible to keep food where traffic patterns are apt to wear oat a carpet which cannot be moved around. THE WALLS can be decorated with . trompe ' doeO. murals, scenic wallpaper panels.' , stripes, florals, wood panelling, . painted boiserie screens, grifls '. or practically anything which ' . takes your fancy, with the pos-'sible exception of fabric, fabric walls seem to be likely -to at- .tract and . bold the odors of cooking. " " . ' It is not necessary have" matching suites of furntkare. If -you. find a' beautiful table; year : chairs do not have to match -H fat period or material. If you Tad a beautiful set of chairs, you may want to look further - for a distinguished table. A din- ' ing room ; requires a t a b 1 e , . chairs, storage and an wndut-. tered surface for serving. This does not mean that it has to f ' have the routine table and eight -' matching - chairs, a china closet and buffet. . You can use a modern table with old Spanish chairs, a paint-, ed chest for storage and a pair : of consoles for service." Chairs painted vermilion or turquoise in the Venetian manner-can be perfectly suited to a mahogany or walnut table.' The table does not have to be in the centre of the room. If you like a refectory table along the .wall, yon may want to put a banquette against ' the wall and place chairs around the exposed side of the table. If voa want table, you can easily have ing for four at two the dining room. (It is a ood idea to have pedestal tables that v- fit together, just, m case yon ever want one long table.) IF YOU HAVE long table m the centre of the room and there is aa unusually pleasant or vista n the dining you may want to install a small table for two or four . there, where you caa eat breakfast or lunch without setting the big table. You can have a sofa in a large dining room,,, with a tea table before it. Yew v-can have a fireplace, if you are . lucky. -. ,' window treatment fat the dining room caa be unconventional. Simple treatments with bright. informal .fabrics look spirited. i ' Louvered' blinds, screens ,,-shades and a variety of other " casual treatments are equitable. Lighting effects can range from . a spectacular chandelier lo'ta- - - obtrusive lighting from a down-can fat the ceiling, or recessed light over the curtains, depend- y ing on the style of the roomT A touch of fantasy is always ' welcome to the dining room. It ' , is nice to look into a small - conservatory full of flowers and hanging baskets or an. adjo'm-ng pavilion room with a clear plastic ' roof, or some special vista." Potted palau, tree-sized green plants or floor - Jars of." glossy greenleaves tmpart a light hearted look. -- The dining room should be colorful, never stereotyped. 'The ' atmosphere of the room should raise your spirits ' whea : y u come into it, so doat 'settle for - anything somber, dull or rou tine. This is the place to ase your imagination and experi- . meat. ''' '' . - -4 WHnatt's. MIEW NEW YOltK (UP1) New ami amuiual for table and try You'l soon be using a lea mam sodas from the frees-ar. Froaen units containing ice cream, syrup and carbonation needs only tap water to release froeea bubbles, mix syrup and ice cream -r peanut butter and Jelly from an aerosol container jeUy in celery and mixed vegetable flavors for easy-to-make gelatia salads. Already oa the market is a fresh fruit and cereal combina- : Horn, corn flakes and peaches or - core Bakes . and strawber- ries. Needs no refrigeration. Pour from box. add mUk and freeae-dried fruits are restored "to original state of freshness aa v3t seconds. ' ; y . . : ' . Fruits for salad, shortcake, caacking caa be prepared and stored m refrigerator h ou r s ahead of time with no fear of : the usual diKcJoratkm. thanks to a new ascorbic acid product. Ideal for canning and freezing Keep ke cold milk oa Up in j the refrigerator with a handy new dispenser Chat utilizes the gallon or half - gallon milk bottle itself as its container. Jug, turned oa its side on shelf, is drained completely by automatic sypboa action at the turn of a non . drip tap. Good, too, for ice water. ..J. 'it Beer oa tap, too, with a plug-' fat, portable on wheels that accommodates any greater keg; will keep it in prime condition up to two months. Steel cabinet 37 by 23 by 2H inches, has extra refrigerated space; is great for recreation or dub rooms.,. ' c. . . J: . For easy baking of the popu-' lar frozen bread packs; there's a special -black bottom fod. pan that increases rate of beat absorption to produce crisper crusts and better-tasting bread. ' : : ' Electric mixers are old stuff, but not a newly designed one that -features a rocking beat , thanks to a rectangular shaped . - bowl. Beater unit is suspended' from supports on either side of.. .f bowl; moves in a back and forth action that assures continuous, beater contact for all - - ingredients. . At last, an easy-to-use cooking . Chermometer, incorporated in a . stainless steel serv i n g " - spoonC Thermometer element is enclosed In phenolic handle wit . easy - to - read dial at the tip. -xi . - : For devotees of Swedish "flat ' bread, there's a new butter , spreading machine (what more could you ask of automation?) Flat bread is stacked on one aide, butter on the other. A turn of the handle and bread comes out buttered. " ' - For dyed-in-the-wool baseball fans, a new score sheet of white Vinyl film backed with stiff cardboard. Packed with a black marking crayon that1 caa be ; ' wiped away with tissue or cloth , - for correctioa or reuse. .

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