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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 27

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Sunday, July 26, 1959
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RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN July i%, 19K9 8«fl. t, Pwi* § San Francisco Bids for Stronger Influence in Home Furnishings Fieic SAN FRANCISCO—(NEA)—Adding to her laurels as a cultural center, this gay and sophisticated city is bidding for a stronger influence in national home furnishings. At the recent western regional conference of the American Institute of Decorators, the northern California chapter staged an impressive big show of home furnishings. Noted, in particular, were the elegance of the room settings, the color palette of green, blue, mauve and gold and new ideas and materials used. A subsequent tour of historic Jackson Square, once a part of the Barbary Coast and now a charming center of home furnishings showrooms, in the refurbished old buildings set along tree-lined streets, emphasized the expanding influence of Western ideas. San Francisco is generally credited with being the source of the strong Oriental trend in interiors and California's contribution to the casual outdoor living concept is properly credited. And there's more news coming. Homemakers here do not redecorate their homes from scratch every time a new trend appears, of course. Dut there was certainly a good deal of note-taking at the show on the colors, types of fabrics, the way handsome antiques or reproductions were used. * Walls, floors and doors came in for special attention. Reaching back to early Spanish heritage, handsome carved wood doors (valuable antiques, in some cases) made Imposing additions to entrances and studies. In one model foyer, designed by Howard Terhune of Woodland, Calif., the decorative door only loolted antique. Panels were carved in a Regency motif in Mexican cedar by an ex-toreador. Carefully phiced and finished, they give the richness of effect at a fraction of cost for an authentic antique. In this same foyer, Terhune used a floor made of black and white onxy chips set in 12-inch cement squares. Variations on this type of natural flooring are used indoors or out for ruggedness and beauty. The Oriental influence hasn't disappeared but, in this show, traditional designs of 18th century English, Venetian, French and Italian took precedence in furniture. The Far East did contribute handsome accessories such as wall hangings, accent rugs niul art objects to traditional rooms. Color and fabric gave a new look to some of the furnishings. Victorian chairs, upholstered in n now, extra-soft leather in a subtle eucalyptus green, are an example of mocjern elegance. A tall, polished mahogany 18th century secretary was the focal point in an alcove with crisp blue-and-white- striped wall covering, matching striped chamhray curtains and cushions for bamboo furniture sprayed while. In addition to the new upholstery leather, which is as drapable as fabric, other new fabrics included soft fiber- and shimmering silks. Everett firown, the noted dccorntor nm\ coordinator of this show, treated one new fabric with the rc-specl its cost and beauty demand. This fabric, designed by Elsie McNeil l.ep. is glinliiig combination of gold and silver threads with two .shades of blue in a delphinium pattern. • Lengths of the material were stretched across plywood panels and framed in chestnut picture molding. Hung on , a wall, the effect was of an expensively paneled wall, showing all the beauty of fabric, but with the added virtue of movability. Carefree outdoor living was dressed-up. In a striking setting by A. Dudley Kelly, of San Francisco, a fresh color scheme of hyacinth, bitter greon and cerulean blue com^ bincd with lots of white for a cool vacation house. The lightly scaled wrough-iron frames and the copious use of plastic produced furniture readily cared for. Introduced were new translucent plastic panels with circlets of the colors used elsewhere. Those panels were u.sed for sliding screen-like walls ai well as to face cabinet doors. Another approach to outdoor living Is taken by designer .lohn McGuire In his Jackson Square showrooms. Here, redwood, treated, carved and finished, makes solid Indoor- outdoor furniture modeled after classic Oriental antique counterparts. This furniture, in dark, gray or light finishes, looks not at all like redwood you're accustomed to. Exhibit Spotlights Fabrics Used in Colonial Homes The silk and satins as well for designs, colors, and yarns, as more prosaic materials used I The gimps and fringes em- in decorating the interiors of {ployed to trim the draperies 19 famous early American i are another adjunct to the ek- homes are displayed in a new hibition, and they also are au- exhibition, "The National thentic reproductions. Shrines of Colonial America," The course of American at. the National Housing Ccn-|home building and interior deter, Washington, D.C. The exhibit, which will remain open until Aug. 22, shows photographs of the exteriors of las "Rowland House," Ply- the homes of Americans who;mouth, Mass., are simple and made history just before and plain. They consist of early during the Revolution, as well prints—dimity, moreen, and as five-yard lengths of the textiles simulating homespun, actual textiles that have beenjTextiles used in the home of sign can be followed through these homes. Textiles used in the 17th century homes, such reproduced for refurnishing the restorations of the homes. Homes include "Mount Vernon," home of George Washington; "Kenmore," the home of his sister; "Gunston Hall," residence of George Mason; the "H e y w a r d-Washington House," Charleston, S.C.; "Hammond-Harwood House," Annapolis, Md.; "Fort Johnson," the home of Sir Willitvrn Johnson of New York, the steadfast friend of the Iroquois [ Indians; and "P e n n s b u r y William Penn, however, are surprisingly luxurious for a home in the wilderness. Silk damasks, velvet and matelasse were employed. As the colonies increased in population and wealth during the succeeding century, the homes became more pretentious. The 18th century homes were furnished with walnut and mahogany furniture, as well as lustrous silks. Southern Mansions In addition to such other Manor," in Bucks County, Pa., the home of William Penn. Museum of Textiles The exhibition has been assembled by the Scalamandre Museum of Textiles, New York City. Scalamandre has woven the materials, and only such yarns as were available in the past were utilized for this purpose. They were made of silk, wool, cotton, and linen. No modern synthetics have been used. The textiles are reproduced from old museum fragments, carefully copied southern mansions as "Wilton," in Richmond, Va., and the more modest home of Mary Washington, the first President's mother, the exhibition includes "Trent House," built by William Trent, for whom Trenton, N.J., is named; and the "Ford Mansion," at Morristown, N.J., one of Genera George Washington's winter headquarters. The time to buy your first pair of fall shoes is late summer. Try black suede to wear with your transseason cottons PRINTED PAHERN M216 Frosfy-Whife Sheer Accents Alluring,Oleg Cassini Design Seek Harmony of Design n China, Silver, Glassware Comes a lime in every homemakcr LUXURIOUS TOUCHES—Shining brass is everywhere in this room: in the headboard of the bed, in light fixtures, in vanity table and bench, in matching night-tables, even In the classic "Chinese square" insets laid into the cork tile floor. The delicacy of lace and the richness of velvet are combined with the brass-and-cork motif to create a mood of aristocratic luxury. White cotton lace curtains were a good choice for the right-angle comer window, because they filter natural daylight without obstructing it. On the bed, a cotton spread gives the room another large area of white. Bright colors are spotted around the room in the velvet upholstery of the chaise lounge, chairs and dressing bench. The long, narrow painting above the headboard, painted especially for this bedroom, incorporates most of the colors of the decor. , Lighf, Privacy Key fo Curiaining; Treat Odd-Shaped Windows as Unit Illinois Trial Garden Is on Display URBAN A—Whether hobbyist or professional, flower growers can see new varieties of annuals and bedding plants make their debut and established ones ive a repeat performance at the University of Illinois. • About 750 varieties are on Lutheran Society Holds Conference "Look your most alluring — wear the Cassini," is the request you're likely to hear most often. Oleg Cassini creates fashions with an eye to the approval of men. In Printed Pattern M276, he fills in the curved neckline with a Dresden-like drift of frosty- white sheer—delicious against the shadowy linens, shantungs and crepes of summer afternoons and evenings. The whist is slimming, the hipline contoured beneath a button- molded midriff. Join the Cas- iini fashion enthusiasts of so­ ciety and movie stars—dazzle your own audience in your exclusive Cassini Original. Printed Pattern M276 is available in Misses' Sizes 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. Size 16 requires 3 yards 35-inch fabric, contrast vestee % yard 35-inch fabric. Send One Dollar for Printed Pattern M276 to the Racine Journal-Times, Pattern Department, P.O. Box 59, Old Chelsea Station, New York 11, N.Y. Please print plainly Your Name, Address with Zone, Style Number and Size. SPRINGFIELD, Ohio —The Lutheran Society for Worship, Music and the Arts was told at its second annual conference here that there is a rivival of interest in the worship life of the church. The observation was made by Daniel Moe, professor of music at the University of Denver, who was re-elected president of the society. "A revival of Interest in the worship life of the church is unmistakably in evidence," he said, "and the shape of this revival will be one of the society's major concerns." In attendance at the three- day session on the campus of Wittenberg College were 200 members from 34 states. They represented seven Lutheran bodies in the United States and Canada. The Lutheran Society for Worship, Music and the Arts was organized last year to promote "the highest expression of Christian worship of God especially as it takes form in the various arts." display in the University of Illinois trial garden. Peak bloom is expected in late July and early August. G. M. Fosler, University ol Illinois floriculturist, reports that the garden this year wil feature about 135 petunia varieties, 62 marigolds, 46 zinnias, 30 verbenas, 34 snapdragons and 23 salvias. In addition, al most everything else of any im portance in the field of annuals and bedding plants is included Seeds of most varieties in the UI garden are available com mercially. Exceptions are the pre-introductlon varieties sup- olied by seedmen and plant breeder^. The division of floriculture, which sponsors the garden, will supply information concerning seed sources for the different varieties. The trial garden Is located in Urbana. Both modem homes, with their wide variety of window shapes, and old homes, often with poorly placed windows, make the curtaining job a difficult one. You can better plan window treatments If you consider how each window wil be used, suggests Gertrude Hoffmann, home furnishing specialist k\ the University of Wisconsin, View Does the window face a view that you want to feature as a center of interest? Or will you want to let in light and air yet have privacy? By curtaining, can you soften or change a poor window shape? To frame that view you may want to plan draw curtains that hang back off the window and are made unlincd of scml- sheer material. For this material you'll want the curtains to be quite full using at least twice the window width. Sun Fading You may want to hang the curtains from the ceiling to give a whole wall of curtaining. If you choose a color that matches the walls more emphasis will be given to the outdoor view. If you have a large window Be is that has a view that you want to shut out, try using sheer curtains. Leave these drawn to shut out the view but they will still give light and air. sure to choose material that easy-to-care-for and won't sun ade. Windows that are odd shaped or poorly placed are sometimes best treated as a unit. Shelves and cornice boards may help. For a single window, perhaps shade painted to match the wall will make the window almost unnoticed. A plant or colored glass on the sill will soften the lines. (he life of when she dreams of the china, silver and gla.ssware she wants in order to set a proud table. Often, part of the tableware Inherited and the balance must be selected to go with it. The acquisition of service for 2 can be a long, expensive process. But the bride-to-be, who has her patterns selected, an anticipate that wedding gifts will build her .service more rapidly. One thing is certain: The process of selecting should be well considered and unified effort. Before making a fina decision, it's important to see the basic three, silver, china and glassware, together. Flatware A silver flatware pattern, for example, can look perfect with one china pattern and not so perfect with another. If you've nherlted china or flatware take a sample along when you shop. There are several ways to correlate table .service. In dis cu.sslng this with a woman well trained in such matters she suggests three that wl give a starting point. One of the most popula methods today is to repeat the decorative motif In china silver and, including the linen and centerpiece. Similar patterns, such as the rose, lea shell, scroll and star, are to be found In all and are sure produce a well-co-ordlnated table setting. Scale of Motif You'll want to consider the scale of the motif, too. A slender, delicate floral spray on the flatware shaft is better suited to a similarly light scaled motif on a plate than it would be to a richly colored, leavily decorated floral pattern. Design patterns that relate n feeling or in a period rather than duplicate pattern elements will give a harmonious effect. You might combine eek modern china, silver and stemware to create one effect. Or if you have gadroon-edged silver you might try pairing it with china that has a traditional floral border and cut glassware which also uses diagonal lines. Opposltes Highly effective, too, but requiring a discerning eye and careful selection is to pair opposite types of patterns. For example, the ornate sterling silver patterns which may or may not be hclrloomi are dramatic on a modem table with the pure and unadorned modern china. Decorated stemware or glassware that relies on a graceful silhouette for its beauty can make the third member of the setting. If you have inherited or acquired pieces of silver In different patterns, don 't be afraid to use them together. Such variations can add charm and sophistication to a setting, especially If china and stemware are free of more patternwork. Evening Wear Is Best hr Dramatic Make-Up Your make -up at night should be more dramatic. blow is the time to use a brighter shade of powder and lipstick. Eye shadow, too, is at home after daylight fades. When Sun Hits Zenith, Dress, Eat Accordingly Try the mind over matter theory when the sun reachej its zenith. If you repeatedly tell your self how hot you are, you only! draw attention to It. Dress properly, eat light foods and save heavy work for the cooler hours of the day. Lipstick stays on better and longer if allowed to set for a few minutes after it is applied. Then you may blot the excess gently with a tissue. Keep Speech Pleasant, Without Mof)Otony Actors and actresses know the value of a well-trained and well modulated voice. Although the average housewife can't take hours to train her voice, she can check occasionally to see if her speech is pleasant and without monotony. EVENING SWEATER Soft and light, though bulky enough to provide a touch of warmth, orlon cover-ups keep you snug on those cool, Tate- summer evenings. BOTCHER BARBER SHOP 523 Moin St. (Baker Block) Room 417 ' BARBER and HAIRSTYLIST Telephone MEIrote 3-5913 Appoinimeni Not Necessarjr AT OUR RAONE BEAUTY SALON I'idllllU \l IS DUART Look Lovely This Summer! "FINEST" COLD WAVE Reg. 12.50 6 95 Compltt* No Extrai Includes Crenr>« or Oil Shampoo, Creme Rinse, Helens Curtis Spray Net, Haircut and Fashioned Set. The Lotions In "Finest" are enriched witti "Protein" to condition your hair as it waves. Come in with or without an appointment. Qptjdbhti's at eimwood Plaza \ MARSHALLS JULY CLEARANCE SALE! On Nationally Advertised Summer Sportswear, Swim Suits and Dresses. Still A Nice Selection To Choose From For Your Vacation and Spare-Time Fun. 20% to 50% OFF FROM SWIM SUITS FROM SHORTS SUCKS SKIRTS BLOUSES DRESSES FROM FROM FROM $2 ^09 $300 $2 ^0 FROM $300 DOWNTOWN 410 MAIN ST. . , . , ...... V.^i. .1 .^1 v .l,^

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