Home and Building, Volume 18 Number 1 (June 1955)
Reorganize your Space
Here's a brand new piece of furniture that settles two questions — what to put behind the free-standing sofa—and where to put the server on wheels. This new server fits the back of the long sofa and looks as if it belonged there because it actually was designed particularly for that special place. It stands ready to serve a buffet supper or drinks and snacks at any time, and because of its extra length and shelf, with plenty of room to spare.
When a wall suddenly steps back a foot or two, apparently for no reason at all, outwit the trouble maker with a big, shining mirror. Without the mirror, the wall stops where it is and defines a pointless wall irregularity. But the mirror flashes a glimpse of another wall deep beyond and turns the disadvantage into an advantage — the whole room looks larger. Recessed area in the wall sketched is too shallow and too narrow for a desk or a loveseat, and makes itself useful by tucking up generous-sized shelves. Drawer or door cabinets might be built into the same space, and any one of the three provide extra storage without reaching forward into the room to interrupt the arrangement of other furniture. The mirror with shelves or a cabinet below topped by decorative objects adds up to decoration for the room where there might be plain wall.page 43
Corner tables are vary popular, and they're just what the decorator ordered for compact arrangements of upholstered furniture. But there is a new idea now that the typical square corner table can be stretched out, to make the corner more comfortable. There's little room for knees at the corner when all the seating space is occupied. Two persons seated beside the sauare corner table, at right angles to each other, compete for foot room. If there's enough room for a longer table, the right-angled seats are separated — as this sketch shows — and persons seated on them are more comfortable. The rectangular table in this key position is one of the many fresh ideas for good looks and convenience shown in a favourite large grouping of light-scaled, smartly styled furniture