Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 10, 1959 · Page 27
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 27

Redlands, California
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Tuesday, March 10, 1959
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MODERN LAMPS STRESS HEIGHT IN SHAPES A decorative accessory, o practical necessity. . . today's lamps combine the finest features o f good lighting and fire design in n selection that's more colorful, more varied than ever! Yes, for Spring '5!), whether it's classic elegance, charming Early American, or brilliant Oriental, the lamp story is vividly new! Color Makos News Blazing color punctuates a n d enlivens every new lamp, whether used as a subtle accent for the traditional gold and white neutrals, or in combination with a subdued shade. Look for orange to emerge in lamps — a complement to the Oriental shadings used in related homc-fumishings. Dark green, which has been in limbo for some time is appearing again. Tlie fashion-wise blue-andgreen combination, as well as celadon green, blue, earth brown and yellow are all newly important. Creating a home-fashion furor are the newest Oriental and Colonial designs. However, the new Early American lamps are a far cry from what we have long-considered Colonial. While the bases reproduce water jugs, wheels, etc., the shades take off in a blaze of color that includes peacock blue, pine green, orange, sandalwood and ivory. This type of Early American lamp looks perfectly "at home" in a contem|)orary, traditional or Oriental-inspired room. In size, the trend is to both short and tall lamps, with the tall ones becoming taller, and the short ones shorter. The "Midas" Tooch The gold which decorates the base spotlights the Oriental-design lamps. The bases may be of metal or of fine dark woods, but all arc magnificently topped with shades so colorful, so beautifully decorated, they will bring a touch of exotic splendor into any living room. Ranging from 42 to 50 inches in height, the tall lamps encompass every design trend and color, while the 28 to 32 inch shorter lamps, particularly emphasize color and shn|>e as though to makeup for their lack of height. Between 32 and 42 inches is the great lamp void — a no-woman's land — with scarcely a lamp being shown in this category. Orient-Inspired Even the so-adaptable floor, pole and fixture type lamp has taken on an Oriental cast. Black wood bases, gleaming brass shades, and bright red or green trim predominate. Compared to the neutral tones and traditional bases of a few seasons back, today's lamps can serve as the dramatic focal point of any room. In fact, chosen wisely a single new table or floor lamp will add decorative excitement and at a modest expenditure, give your home a brand-new look! Obis Have Historical Past The obi-style sash-belt, s o important in spring's Oriental-influence fashion picture has a glamorous and fascinating history. Distinctly Japanese, the obi evolved ns a broad sash to be , worn with their traditional kimo- nn. Obis were, and still are, one of the most important items in a woman's wardrobe. Elaborately fashioned of the finest silk, hand-woven and often adorned with pure gold or silver thread, obis are family heirlooms, traditionally passed from mother to daughter. Many antique obis repose in mu- iscums and are valued at astronomical figures. Even today, a price of $500 is not uncommon for nn obi, which often takes months to weave and fashion. REDLANDS DAILY FACTS Tuesday, Mar. 10, 1959—Pafle 19 answer to a dream the Planner group designs by Paul McCobb you've dreamed of a contemporary furniture such as Paul McCobb has created for you in the Planner group . . . praised by architects and decorators for its simplicity, its scale and its refined lines, it's the answer to your dream of a coordinated group that is top- drawer in style, beautifully made, and sweet-and-low in price! In choice of walnut, natural tobacco, and black finish . . . see it soon — you'll love it on sight . . . and it's exclusively ours! * chests from _ 84.50 occasional tables from 19.50 desks from - 84.50 beds from ...39.50 dining table from 89.50 Only 10% Down 24 Months To Pay ENJOY PROFESSIONAL INTERIOR DECORATION SERVICES AT NO ADDED COSTI i elson -Hal es FURNITURE — DRAPERIES — CARPETS We Give Green Stamps FREE PARKING AT REAR OF OUR STORE 128 East State Redlands Dial PY 3-5665 — OPEN FRIDAY NIGHTS 'TIL 9:00 —

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