Dead Wood: Edith Wharton's "The Decoration of Houses" (1898) lambasts everything terrible about American home design.
I love reading 19th century home -making manuals and have a large collection...but I don't have Wharton s. Thank you for this fun article, with information and instruction still useful today!
Fun to read and consider how making our homes comfy is a timeless concern.
And I now feel better about our daughter’s old bedroom which now has simple bookcases, stacked books everywhere and many lamps.
My library !
This is brilliant. Thank you.