THE ATTRACTIVE HOME: A Book of Good Ideas and Simple Rules for the Homemaker by Lydia Powel
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THE ATTRACTIVE HOME: A Book of Good Ideas and Simple Rules for the Homemaker

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Another volume in The People's Library -- and the best general book on making a home attractive designed for those in simple circumstances, that I happen to know. The real fundamentals hold good for all types of homes, but the tone of the book is such that it would not discourage those who had little to go on. Step by step the author takes the prospective home decorator -- showing how to study a room, how to consider the main features, how to make the most of colors, arrangement of furniture, how to get much for little. She makes such practical suggestions for self-education as the use of the local museums as object lessons. She gives case histories of ""how they did it and what it cost"". She lists government bulletins available at infinitesimal cost and valuable for the homemaker. An excellent addition to this adult education list.

Pub Date: April 25th, 1939
Publisher: Macmillan