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Adirondack Lodge

The name used for this method of constructing buildings comes from the old-time Adirondack lean-to camp which was usually built of a framework of poles and covered with bark. The buildings as used at the present time have a flat roof with a slope to the rear, the back being closed with a low wall and the front more or less open and protected by glass and sash or canvas curtains.

The next group stands out clearly as a type in the large bungalow family. It is represented by the Adirondack lodge or the summer home in the Catskills, where almost invariably the material used for the walls is whole logs, and where the building is rather elaborate in its plan and equipment. Frequently there are many buildings in the establishment, connected by covered passageways. The larger examples of the type are far better known and more accessible than the smaller ones, largely for the reason that they have become almost a fad with many wealthy city men who want some sort of a retreat in the woods where they can entertain as freely as in the city.

Lodge Decor & Decorating

There is a white grenadine which washes and makes a good thin curtain. There are point d'es-prits, and a material known as fish-net. There are also any number of materials, both plain and figured, ranging in price from six cents a yard to as many dollars. In certain country houses, in young girl's rooms, in the cabins of Adirondack camps, these cheap flowered materials, when good in color, are most effective, especially when ruffled or edged with a fringe of little balls. They may be used at the same time in trimming the bed. You must choose thin, transparent materials, unless, of course, you want complete seclusion, the sense of it which an opaque shade would give you, not only shutting you in, but shutting out the very feeling of the street sometimes a necessity in New York. Generally speaking, these thin curtains should have a large mesh and incline toward the cream tones, unless softened inside. A pure white curtain should not be used in a room where the woodwork is dark and the contrast therefore too strong.









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