The National Society oi Home Art and Decoration
HE LITTLE HOUSE—ITS POSSI-
HILITIES AND ITS CHARM
TnE cottage or inexpensive small
house buiit in America some twenty
years ago showed little variety in design or ar-
rangement. It was built for the occupancy of
people of smail means, and, in accordance with the
failacy dominating that period, because it must be
cheap it could not be beautiful.
Happiiy, the home of the same class built at the
present time presents a widely different picture.
Many of these embody ftoor pians and designs
showing the perfection of convenience, simplicity,
and suitabiiity, which make for true beauty. Case-
ment windows—diamond paned—with deep seats
buiit beneath them; the iong French window open-
ing on a garden or dower-bordered terrace; the
quaint and inviting ingle nook with high-backed
settle Ranking the open hreplace—ail of these de-
taiis fit well into the schemes of the modern cot-
tage, if one cares to take advantage of them.
They are fascinating to contempiate and grow in
the affections when one iives with them.
Where the prospective househoider is given over
to an ideai, when the house of his dreams assumes
a definite form and shape, his architect shouid be
taken fuiiy into his conhdence. If the dreams are
impracticai (as, aias, they too often are !) he may be
ied into other paths, the architect's plan embodying
wherever possible some of the client's cherished
schemes. To iearn to appreciate the simple and
"THE TOTAL ABSENCE OF BRIC-A-BRAC AND UNNECESSARY ORNAMENT PROVE THE DESIGNER OF THIS ROOM
TO BE A TRUE EXPONENT OF WILLIAM MORRIS'S CREED"