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August 14, 1964

The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 64

Ottawa, Canada
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Friday, August 14, 1964
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H 8 mbw. "MM "v . -AX''-Winii,jaati iw1.w A SA1ALL YARD can become an outdoor' living room, with 'structural ' ma- l . . terlals creating a patio,' jsoftened by greenery, and, a handsome shelter at one side. '. . - By PAULINE GRAVES a Here, is small yard that Is ; -j a Joy to use,' attractive to see, . and easy to maintain. And ther . is a wealtdt of ideas front widen .' to choose! to adapt to your own ' home. " Instead of a lawn that re t ; quires watering and mowing,' three foot squares of 4 exposed; aggregate, with redwood heady": ' ers, covers - the. ground. ; Well - rounded pebbles are used for the aggregate, ' so , that ' when . " : the top layer of concrete U Today's youngsters may be to -morrow's astronauts but, meanwhile they 'still have feet ol . - . -' - ... -. - - i- etay. . - , ' This is literally so when play time ' activities ' are . centred : around, perhaps, a "rocket sta tion" of packing cases anchored in the dirt and grime of a back yard made i muddy - by : rain ' That's why a. clever homemakr er will make provisions for the count ' -down team "tracking" ; through the .back door without inhibiting . their - play by par ental. ."dont'sA";;..-:. "j-yii.-' A solution to the problem-of marks - left;' by,-wet .and dirty'; shoes-: and boots - is a. "mud room," where children may discard their outer clothing . .. ' . ' - :. ; Y - v til I I tpwVBMiQ'iMj, - : t ; - washed away exposing, the aggregate,; the squares look like mosaics. For ..those who do not like to .walk on this . typer of turface, a walkway of 2" - A" , leads from the house and borders the edge. With. well located drains, it's an. easy matter to hose away leaves and debris, v .Too much structural material leeks Stark, and to avoid this end ' to maintain a garden ef- feet,;' plant boxes border the -area,' and a large tree in the centre was carefully preserved. without harming floors or walls. If your home has a rear porch,' -.for instanceyou might surface the floor with quarry tile that can simply be hosed down to erase puddles and dirt Or if your laundry Is adjacent to 4 door near the play area, , why not designate it as the mud room and encourage small fry. to drop their . soiled ' belong-- ' ings right into the washing ma-' chine? . - - With a little , imagination,-it's .easy to : remodel the . selected ' area as an attractive and prac- tical place, handy for adults s well as children. '; 1 You will minimize clean-. Ing chores if the floor is sur-faced' With durable ' material like ceramic tile that needs no special care other than a light - '.-'.' ' . ' . ; - :v " HOME SECTION JUWiy -) , ... r n - ' Focal point' of .the area is . the shelter - at one side which performs: the function ; of . fence, 'creating privacy, 'and of e windbreak, and is a delight h& spot . for relaxing or for outdoor entertaining. The floor v. of 2". x 4"s, Is six inches from . the; ground, eo set it apart from the yard, and 4" x 4 posts - support 2" x 10" beams across the top. -The "solid back is of "v 2" x tongue and groove sid " tog. It Is a simple design, well executed.. . " mopping. Tile can be used, too,. for walls and countertbps for '-' swift cleanup of splashes, l i ; 2. Install a few inexpensive .shelves on the wall to hold toys Vand games. ; .This wUl .pro '"- mote neatness and will keep equipment out of the way when ' not in use. ' .; , 3. It's a good idea to. have a . tiled shower and toilet combine-- Won near the mud room to re-; lieve the traffic through the house to the main bathroom 4. Use part of the waH space for sliding door closets, in which .' outdoor clothes, such as coats,' snowsuits and so on may be : stored. And fit the closets with bathrobes and slippers so that ' . the youngsters may change into" - them before entering the main part of the house. A ': Dtj Etfa IF ;YOU HAVt; ' jrr Victorian : chair " stashed' " away, bring it' Vut;'migh like'to" spend i a day browsjngi through antique and .second hand;shops look- ing for sonothing; Vlcteriaa, be- cause. tWf J&th- century -style'is , gaia vumiiig Of jib-. lure.! j Typically -the frames' srt of - solid walnut although- now- and then you'll find some mahogany,; particularly : in, copies of , t h e earlier pieces. But also in step; with the vogue for pain' ed furni 1 5 f iii ture, you'll find reporduction of the enclosure problem - where -Victorian - pieces 1 finished in - there isn't room for either l d-such un Victorian colors ring qr swinging doors. -Verdi green, Italian red. ebonv.v?-. ' The shades are set behind blond mahogany and white, with ;the framing and tl fixtures are an effect , whichvW unexpected- . . attached to the backs of the to ry; charming.-. .;v'-;. 1.'; .-. A cross pieces.. Narrow moldings ':V-'-1k'k'r-'' :V'X' ?"1 'could be tacked up and down In-; : - " Trr " : ""side, to serve as guides if there jum n A .itim line, ot distinction being drawn between r eeeaslenal and accessary furniture. In the simplest of terms' occasional pieces are more often ; than not, related by design, to the basic furniture, in a room. . -it- i An accessory piece on the other. 'hand, is that extra piece' which adds interest' and convenience without any intentional style relationship. And more often than not its finfsh' is different end eye catching, as welt. By way of example the little table in the sketch ' cannot be ; tagged as belonging to any given period. And it assumes even more individuality due to the fact that the frame with its graceful arches, ' is finished in white lacquer while the top is of rosewood, warm in tone and' richly marked... s ' ; Sum tin ":, -. FRIDAY,' AUGUST 14, 19G4 ."ft .' A Drown WITH A MINIMUM of .car-. ,'Tpentry you can fcave a a'r 'of rnuob" needed closets, In your Summer cottage and achieve- ; first rate decorating job In the: '.' bargain, as shown in th sketch. As you will - note the narrow waJtTspaces flanking the door-way have been built - out and framed ' to . crake p a j r of closets, : with : i pretty . window shades In place of doors 'J." '', The ise of shades -that roil : Up and down convenietly solve is the possibility of careless - handling. " v ' . - , CEHX'3 FIXTURES pattern- . ed after old lanterns, are now in the limelight. -They. are. particularly recommended for llghu ing - foyers and dining alcoves-where there is room, for little , other decoration. Some ef these fixtures are de signed after old English lan- terns.- Others, patterned after, antique Venetian lanterns, are quite ornate In design, with rip . pled and tinted glass panels to '. pleasantly influence the- light:" " For a ' small - dming' alcove -; where efficient and attractive lighting is desirable, our sketcn ; suggests a lantern fixture with -; clear glass sides set in a black .'i metal frame. The lighting ranit resting on red base. .v ,.v( .. .;..;.... ;;;; (

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