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Art & Craft of the Accent Pillow

by Mary Ellen Polson
As Victorian excess waned, a new style appeared, inspired by simplicity. For the first time, the idea of middle-class comfort included accent pillows. Inglenooks, the built-in benches around the fireplace, were often loaded with hand-embroidered pillows to encourage cozy family gatherings.
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Portieres, or Door Curtains, for Houses 1900–1940

by Brian D. Coleman
Practically, this drapery hung in doorways stops drafts (and dampen sound) between rooms—but portieres also offer a romantic, inviting transition by softening doorways. Most were made of fabric, but portieres might also be made of strung beads, tassels and decorative cording, even seashells (for your beach bungalow). They remain an appropriate accent for the Arts & Crafts home today.
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