Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on December 5, 1965 · Page 24
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 24

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, December 5, 1965
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HOME BUILDING Lake Charles American Press REAL ESTATE SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 1965, Lake Charles American Press Varying Lines Create D/sfincfness Family Room Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clements and Scott Clements ome I5y CHARLOTTE MAWSON French Jamaican is what the architect calls the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clements, 21)01 Barbe Court. And the architect, by the way, is Clement's brother, Lewis Clements of New Orleans. Louisiana Western Lumber Co. built this beautiful three bedroom home and can be credited with fine materials and excellent construction. j The house utilizes a special j brick which is white with a burned coating and the doors are a provencial design of white Pine. The roof is Die unique double pitched roof with a three foot overhang completely around the house. The composition roof carries through the brown and white exterior theme. Mrs. Clements did all of (lie interior decorations herself. Because of the straightness of the Italian Provencial furniture in her living room, she is adding some French Provencial antique pieces for lines. Gold carpeting sets off the turquoises of the furniture. An antique that the Clements picked up in Port. Arthur sets in the foyer. It is a Dutch Chocolate Caddy made in Holland around the 1800's. Golds, browns and greens are emphasized in the family room and kitchen. Pecan panelling and a travertine vinyl floor in moss green set the background for the beautiful gold and brown of the den furniture and kitchen wallpaper. The kitchen has island burners with a rock maple chopping block and double sink. The cabinets are birch stained pecan. Off the kitchen is a very large utility room. Since a major portion of n woman's day is spent cleaning, Mrs. Clements has made her utility room as pleasant as possible. Counter lops are decorated and a large planter with ivy growing sits in one corner. Beautiful planters, however, arc not. limited to the utility room. In the living room is a very large rubber plant. Other plants decorate the house elsewhere. The master bedroom suite opens into the back yard where a patio is beng planned. A blue- green color combination is emphasized, with the carpel being a beautiful blue and the spread on the king size bed a blue- green combination. The furniture here is also Italian Pro- vential. The master bath is carpeted with beige nylon, very practical, says Mrs. Clements, because First of all, who likes to be barefooted without carpet and secondly, the nylon carpet washes off so easily. Both baths in the house are unique. Vinyl wallpaper is used instead of bathroom tile, and (.he mirrors and light fixtures arc gold framed. The hallway contains a wall of closets with louvercd doors, as are all of the interior doors of the house, which could be converted into an exterior staircase when the Clements plan to make the huge attic that they have into another bedroom or playroom for children. The attic has been prepared ahead of lime for plumbing installation and other necessities ; for making it another story. ; The Clements have one son, •nine-months old Scott. His room j is typically little baby boy. with I furniture that, Mrs. Clements • antiqued blue and baby blue ichecked curtains. ! The flooring in the hall and I the other bedrooms is oak stained pecan. Wood windows j cause first ofall, who likes to I are utilized throughout t h e j house. I The carport is in the rear o{ I (he house with a storage room. j The patio which will be laid next summer will extend across the back and will be accessi- I ble from the carport, the fam- i ily room or the master bed- 1 room. Christmas Decorations Can Cause Holiday Tragedy Christmas decorations and | lighting can be beautiful <<i- j tractions in homes, but these j lovely displays can often mean , danger if not handled properly. • The Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives. Inc. of-; fcrs these helpful safely rc- i minders. j , ^Use fire - resistant snow,! • not inflammable cotton. j ^•Use ornaments made ofi • metal or glass only. ' not use candles on trees. ^ Before leaving home, turn off tree lights to prevent possibility of fire. ^•Do not put lights on n metallic tree. >*A1I cords, plugs, sockets and bulbs for outdoor lighting must be weatherproof lo insure safe operation in rain and snow. ^ Where outdoor plugs a n d socket connectors are joined, protect them from rain by wrapping ev- the Higher Priced Houses Are Market's TOD Sellers i Quality and distinctiven ess ; are keynotes in today's home planning, builders declare, re- i porting that the higher priced houses are selling best. One area svhere this is being ; reflected pointedly is the floors, svhere a strong trend has developed toward staining o a k and other hardwoods in appealing decorator colors ranging from pinks to blues, greens, ebony and other hues. : The new emphasis on floors ! was pointed up recently by Home Furnishings Daily, t h e ! "Bible" of the borne furnishings industry. It reported that Nesv York decorators have shifted their interest away from wall-to-wall carpeting to high- styled area rugs and to stained svood floors. i As one leading New York i floor specialist explains, "more and more people today are in| terested in individually styled | interiors, and so they want cus- 1 torn flooring in a variety of colors and designs." Although many of these installations feature exquisite parquetry in intricately fashioned designs, a large number utili/c ihe popular strip style of hardwood as well as the attractive random - width plank style with decorative wood pegs. 1 ! A New York contractor whose i talents embrace staining vari- ! ous designs in floors, including patterns simulating o r i ental j rugs, says that strip style floors ( are preferable for that purpose 1 because of their simplicity. plaslic or rubber piece around the ends tightly; elcc- Iricians' plastic tape is recommended. >• Prevent rubbing of string set. wire or lamps against caves by taping the string wire to brass cup hooks fastened ery 12 or 18 inches along path of wiring. fc-Strings of lights can be connected one to the other in line fashion, if they do not total more than 70 bulbs. KLook for the underwriter's label of inspection on your decorative lighting equipment. This testifies to good workmanship and good materials. Local Residents Attending Home Builders Meet Home Builders of Lake Charles have (wo representatives at the National Home Builders Convention in Chicago, 111. Attending are Sparky Myers and John Poche. Their wives accompanied them on Ihe trip. The group left Friday. The meeting will be held Sunday through Thursday in Me- Cormick Place. Approximately 500 manufacturers will display new products and methods. Architectural Designers Are Now Producing Complete Room Hy VIVIAN HIUM'N A I* Newsfeaturcs Writer Architectural interior designers are starring in a new home drama — the complete room, rugs lo rafters. j Our present trend lo ar-j diilectural rooms beckons aa' individual who bus the com- ; bined talents of a graduate ar- chilect and experienced interior designer. lie can hitch his imaginalion to all this know-how for a truly | individual room, the ultimate! goal of those who furnish on a' J.'iidgct or with a fat pocketbook "More people, are aware ol Ihe architect uri' of I lungs. And it makes our job easier. They are not willing to settle for a room that doesn't ot'ler it," sa\s Louis Trcgre, architect and in- (erior designer. "Ten years ago they wouldn't have noticed the lack of baseboards or crown molding." Some [>eople wouldn't have noticed if there were no walls. But today Hie first thing they look for in a new home is the. architectural embellishments. Niches, pilasters, segmental arches, crown moldings arc part of the language of people who want a fashionable home. While it is true the average [XTsun may not know how to offset the bare look of a room, says Tregre. he knows he can't do it merely ssith Hirnilurc. It would be great, lie says, if .schools would teach a smatter- ing ol architecture -enough su the average person could understand what needs to be done. As it is now even some experienced interior designers are afraid lo move when they come face to face with architectural problems. "Kven someone on a small budget should have a background that gives a room a look of permanence, makes things look like they were made for a ! particular place," he points out. A Tregre room has a compatible look that extends from doors to moldings to niches. He niav square off an archway in a door 1 but devise another in the reom "You can't fill up the average morn with furniture and expect ! beautiful results. Synim e t r y, balance and eomjwsition go together, one must be completely ! aware of what is behind ev- j : erything." An example is a little gem ol a room done in emerald green. Walls are flocked in green. Close-up it resembles a fiu./y peach but looks like suede from a distance. Klix'king i..< , done in three steps. Walls are ' painted and a clear adhesne ' is applied. The flocking (lint- j like substance) is blown on with a small blower. Residue is removed by washing it ott With a regular upholslery brush For architectural flair, Treuiv used niches and minors. Panel; of mirrors extended Iroin crown molding, also mirrored. Or sou could DM' .in interesting stenciling \vilh the stencils flocked in different colors, he .said. The cost of flocking a room is C KMO<ll( a!.out the same a.s doing the I ? room in JD c.\|x'nsive wallpa- '. I lr ' 13 ' per, hu says He has used the [ flocking technique on furniture. ~ ' ami i nil'-, it particularly inter- " '!'.' : ' ' ; ' "'."' "'"' '"[ ''" ?'•'•" ';' >r " it { itr-H . i,,:, «,- - .„•«,- a •'••> <ur/i. tr •!/••> !--r ., ,, _ ,,. .. marble to;>.v but he is not sug- : big, bountiful ; ui.-j i, ;/'. M geMlll'.; II ' lor precious ail- s ; 0 f« center hail, rv- ITI.T-.MCC ,;A-J lI!|Ut'S " iinette and mitdrmim und the .f.i One innosalum in tins / ' A ' S « Iar S e '<<••••>."»"< «'•*<«.. .'" due room is a dining area . , ,i , i- i aivuii.1 :. s U |,, that is achieved wild lour (abies lilted around the .HIII-, aiiil back. The la> quciui-f.n/ tabk-, are Ki inc!!,'-, wid" The 1 -Ji.ipcil el tecl is lint 1 1', illy (llilclclU iroi'i c.ituig it a t.iljle.

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