Simple Decorating Advice

Millicent Fenwick, associate editor of Vogue, gave the following advice on decoration in the 1948 edition of “Vogues Book of Etiquette”.

“When good articles on decorating urge the abolition of junk, they don’t mean, “throw away that Victorian table; this is a French room”.  They mean “throw away those tables and chairs made without integrity and honesty, those pretentious and badly made objects that make the room look as though it were trying to seem more valuable and more beautiful than it is.”

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