The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 7 (October 2, 1939)
If you are adding any new pieces, give special care to their choice, so that they will blend with the surroundings.
Remember that the low-ceilinged room gains height when it is furnished with low furniture, of the type which is so popular nowadays. Even bookshelves should not be more than a foot above table height.
The dignified house does not want chromium and glass effects. Old pieces and good modern reproductions should be your choice.
If re-upholstering, study walls, floorcovering and curtains before deciding on a purchase. Type of material—cottage weave, chintz, moquette, velvet, tapestry, damask—will depend on the style of room. A noticeable pattern in upholstery is desirable only when carpets and walls are plain. In the “cottage” room, short chintz side curtains and matching covers are charming.