Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on March 3, 1964 · Page 36
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 36

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24 — Tuesday. March 3, IW REDLANPS DAILY FACTS Decorative Excitement Added With Venetian Blinds Inlcrior designers are showing growing interest in the use ol \'enetian blinds in color as an effective way to add decorative excitement to rooms, according to tlic Venetian Blind Institute. "Tliis may be partially a result of the wonderful reaction we have had from important designers to the colorful laminated Venetian blinds which have been introduced in the past two years," says Sam E. Gold, president of the Institute. He notes that the use of colorful fabric laminated blinds has opened the eyes of many interior designers to the wonders that a colorful window treatment can add to a room. A number of decorators arc using laminates on Venetian blinds. . . others are turning to colored Venetian blinds. For years they have been available in colors, but the usual route for designer or home owner has been to take the "safer" decorative road by using standard white or off-white blinds. Now, however, several trends are beginning to make themselves evident. For example, a number of manufacturers report heightened interest in vivid colors. Others note that white blinds with a bit of color — in a brush stroke or other pallcrn— are drawing strength. With a dash of imagination, and a bit of boldness there is virtually no limit to the decorative effects one may achieve by using Venetian blinds in color. They are offered in an exceptionally wide range of hues. They come in as many as fifty colors, tones and patterns. . . with slats, tapes and cords either matching or contrasting, as desired. Colors range from pleasing pastels to such vivid colors as Chinese red, lime green and forest green. Patterns include simulated wood grains, ideal for wood-paneled dens and recreation rooms; and lace, linen and pearl designs popular for kitchens, bathrooms and b e d- rooms. Even blinds in special and unusual colors are available through custom fabricators. A decorating trend popular with interior designers today is to integrate tlie color of t h e blinds to the total decorating scheme. This can be achieved by using the same color for the blinds as for walls, woodwork, floor and/or drapery and upholstery fabrics. This color continuity also assists in creating an illusion of spaciousness. . . particularly desirable in small rooms. An example of this decorating device was employed by Ellen JlcCluskey, A.I.D., in a room designed for young marrieds at the 1964 Decoration and Design Show in New York. In this room three- large windows set in a wood-paneled wall were outfitted with deep aqua Venetian blinds, matching the color of an adjacent wall and the tile floor. As an added fillip. Miss JlcCluskey put to use yet another popular technique. . . using tapes in a bold, bright stripe fabric. . . a repeat of the print used to upholster a lounge chair and bench. A "Lord of the Manor" room designed by Paul Krauss for the same show featured floor length Venetian blinds, suggesting the look of French doors. The blinds, flanked by bookshelves, are in a dull olive green to match the color of the woodwork and the book shelves. . . creating a restful unity and harmonizing with the masculine color scheme. The green is further repeated in the print drapery and wall covering. Bright red blinds accented with black tapes add a lively contemporary nole to the sitting room of an old Southern mansion designed by James Morse, A.I.D. The color of the blinds relates to the floral wall covering. . . repeating the dominant color of the print. Another effective decorative device to consider with Venetian blinds is to vary the colors of the slats, creating an interesting pattern. Two, three or even more colors in alternating groups of slats will achieve a striking stripe or checkered design. The colors may be such subtle contrasts as beige and white or bold combinations such as red, white and blue. Also, gradient tones of one color may be used for great interest. Duplex slats and tapes. . . DECORATOR DESIGNED — Here is a stereo console in handsome walnut that can be hung on the wall or displayed as shown. Either way it finds a natural place in the beauty of a traditional living room. This unit also offers spectacular stereo sound through both its record player and its FM/AM multiplex radio. Venetian blinds with a different color on each side. . . are also available. These are particularly welcomed if a uniform color, such as white, is desired for exterior of the house. The outside appearance may remain uniform in color yet the interior of each room may boast the decorative asset of color coordination. Deodorize Jars Deodorize jars or bottles with a strong solution of dry mustard and water. Poisoner A common poisoning around the home is caused when small children chew on wooden objects covered with lead-base paint. Remove peeling, flaking or blistered paint from woodwork or furniture and repaint with paint that does not contain lead. Just Right Cake A cake layer is done when it shrinks slightly from the sides of the pan or it if springs back when touched lightly with the finger. PALM TERRACE IN REDLANDS the mai1< of iituililij CITATION CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION MOOaS OPEN DAILY FROM 11 AM. ON P^LM AVEHUE WEST Of SAN MATEO STREET, REDLANDS • 792 76S4 FAMILY DESIGNED HOMES 3 & 4 bedrooms • 2 baths • the latest in home features • palm lined parkways • vje.v sites • FriA insured loans from '22,800

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