High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives May 21 1972, Page 29

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 21, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Luxurious room dividers pole mounted room divider panels wrapped in carpet solve the problem of an outside Entrance which opens directly on the main living area of this apartment living room. The entire expanse of the room is covered with a luxurious Plush carpet tufted entirely of Nylon fiber in the a a today color of Sun yellow. By Carlston Varney president Dorothy drop or a co. Inc. I travel a great Deal in my work and i have found in so Many places that Walls and divider panels Are going soft a soft with carpeting that is. On a recent trip to Switzerland i found that Walls were being carpeted there too. I should have suspected that when i paused before departure in the Swissair lounge at Kennedy International Airport in new York City. The lounge Jet age in feeling was a decorators dream in red White and Black with dashes of Mirror and Chrome. The Walls As Well As the floor were covered in a red and Black space designed carpet. Furnishings were White folded pieces extremely comfortable with red Nylon upholstery. Cube like Coffee tables also were White. And Why carpet Walls for acoustical reasons say the designers of the metropolitan opera House in new Yorkus Lincoln Center. For new soft textured effect say the modernists decorating houses and apartments. For practicality a easy to keep clean a says a Young Mother i know who covered the Walls in her children a room with Bright red and Blue acrylic carpeting. Frankly i personally would not want to live in a room with All carpeted Wall surfaces a one Wall behind the headboard or sofa would be enough for me but to each his own actually carpeting Walls is not so new. In ancient times tapestries were Hung on the Walls As Well As Laid on the floors. Modern painters like Picasso and Calder today Are designing rugs to be used either under the Coffee table or Hung on the Wall above a sofa. If tapestry rugs or modern rugs can be used for Wall hangings Why then can to carpeting by the Yard be carried up the Walls for a new effect in your family room try carrying shag carpeting up one Wall a instead of Felt Burlap or grass cloth a for a different texture. You can use the russet beige and Black Tweedy shag carpet that was Laid on the floor to also cover the Wall behind a Black naugahyde sofa other Walls can be Walnut or fruit Wood panelling. And there is no reason Why you can to hang a grouping of pictures and accessories on the carpeted Wall. I recently saw an apartment in which carpet covered divider panels doubled As Mobile easels for displaying Art As Well As solving the problem of an outside Entrance which opened directly on the living room. The swivelling pole mounted divider panels created partial division of the entry foyer without interrupting the flow of Light or space. A luxurious Plush carpet tufted of Allied chemical Nylon fiber in Sun yellow covered the entire expanse of the room. The dividers wrapped in three complementary colors of the same carpet added Bright accents to the yellow and White furnished room which had Olive coloured Walls. Dear family decorator a everyone thinks i am crazy but i am All for using a White color scheme in my living room. I am willing to redo everything. Any suggestions a mrs. . Dear mrs. . For a White living room paint Walls a washable White enamel. Lay a washable White Nylon shag Rug. Hang White fibreglass curtains trimmed with yellow fringe. I would suggest a Pale yellow sofa with White toss pillows. Chairs can be covered in a White Pale Green and yellow plaid. Use White end tables with White lamps and White shades. Door family decorator a i just purchased a Bright yellow shag Rug for my living room. What would you suggest for draperies a sofa and chairs i would like to keep the room As Bright As possible because not much Light comes through the mrs. . Dear mrs. . Paint Walls a Flat Sun yellow and the ceiling and All trim White. Cover the sofa in a Melon and Emerald Green Stripe. For the chairs Why not choose Melon velvet draperies can be a Floral design of lettuce Green White and Shamrock Green. And done to forget to accent the sofa with pillows of Melon and lettuce Green. Or. Varney welcomes mail from readers but cannot give a personal reply. He will answer the most interesting questions from readers in his column. Flower club meet is told members of the West View Flower club will meet on tuesday night with mrs. H. Clyde Williams at her Home on 706 Chandler St. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 30 . Althusa club meet planned the Althusa club of High Point will meet in the West ballroom of the Sheraton hotel on tuesday at 7 . The event will be a dinner honouring the club president. Competent workers Are getting harder to find in Sidney Margolius women s Newt service new York for years complaints about Home improvement jobs have headed the consumer grievance list of virtually every state attorney general consumer counsel and better business Bureau. If anything the volume of complaints has increased As High Price tags on houses and sleep mortgages have persuaded Many homeowners to improve and expand present Homes rather than buy new ones. Homeowners last year spent a total of 118 billion on improvements compared to $12 billion Only five years ago. Of course much of this increased expenditure is due to swollen prices for Home improvements. Since 1967 charges for such Basic jobs As re singling roofs r e s i d i n g houses and repairing furnaces have leaped 33 to 55 per cent compared to t h e notorious enough Overall Rise in living costs of 23 per cent. Costs of roofing and Furnace jobs especially have rocketed. But while the volume of Homeowner laments has not diminished the Type of complaint has changed and significantly so from your Point of View reports William Seitz director of the new York chapter of the Home improvement Council. This is an organization of some of the More stable contractors and suppliers who want to clean up heir Industry. Seitz reports there Are not quite As Many of the wholly fraudulent total loss kind of incidents perpetrated by Fly by night contractors that plagued homeowners fora Good 20 years. But there Are More complaints about incompetency and poor Quality work he says. More companies tend to skip some of the Steps in doing their work he candidly reveals. While substandard Quality is not As tragic As total frauds involving several Hundred dollars or even thousands it is even More difficult for homeowners to guard against. One Way Seitz advises is to hold Back some of the Money until the work is completed. If the contractor has arranged the financing As often occurs in the Case of Kha Home improvements Loans done to sign the completion certificate until the Job is satisfactory. Beware of the occasional trick of offering the certificate with the pretext that it is a receipt for delivery of materials. Certainly if you borrow the Money for the project yourself you not Only have better control Over the payments As the work proceeds but an Opportunity to shop for the lowest rate. True annual percentage rates for Home improvement Loans can Range from under to per cent for Eha Loans toll to 13 per cent for Bank and credit Union Loans. Utility companies also have become uneasy Over the Quality of Home improvement jobs. The Gas and Power companies have been especially distressed by substandard Gas furnaces sometimes found even in some very Large housing developments but also Are concerned Over inadequate electrical work which May occur in Kitchen renovations and attic expansions. A Survey by a leading Eastern Utility company in cooperation with the Home improvement Council found that homeowners in general had a a a poor impression of Home pro vement contractors. The Survey also found that homeowners put far greater importance on Quality work neatness and a guaranteed Price than on Low Price or fast completion. The Utility itself recommended that contractors associations make an Effort to oversee the work of their members and certify their performance. The Survey found older people More inclined to consider the reputation of a company and recommendation b y friends while younger people were More interested in heat Ness. Seitz himself feels that a recommendation is very important in choosing a contractor. In this connection Henry Stern new York City a Deputy consumer affairs commission advises getting at least three bids. You la certainly know More about values and Quality of materials and performance by the time you have discussed your project with the third contractor. I would also add a Check with the better business Bureau and Federal housing authority office in your area to see if there have been complaints against the contractor. Cha offices keep a a precautionary they wont say outright if they have had complaints about a Home improvement company but window dressing no matter How beautifully dressed a window is it Isnit completely successful unless it is functional. Your draperies or curtains should meet your privacy requirements give the Light ventilation and View desired. Be a Delight to care for and enjoy along Lovely life says Charlotte Womble Extension housing specialist North Carolina state University. Will say they have a certain information about the firm. A also Call your town building inspection department. The men there know the reliable from the unreliable firms. A be careful about bait ads. Some companies May advertise a Low Price for say wire or stockade fencing but then say the Price does not include posts. Or they May advertise an impossible �?o$299�?� for aluminium siding to stimulate leads but then use your inquiry to sell you a much costlier contract. Wednesday it Slud dry Bald f. More for less Plain sweaters blouses shirts pants Rte proct Sta Plain overcoats dresses suits Robes we Oun at 30 a. M. High Point dry cleaners and hatters Soi it. We Mifton St. Fork a shop fro across Jar of Maupin tour unhurried holidays leave cares at Home soum raffle Beautiful living Happy pan pin. Fun happenings a la Carta dining and n finale on your own s11 ii i ii sen i s a you la Foci \ Hinger la Iii springtime. .13 Days id Utility enchanted evenings in Tahiti Moore. Bora Hora new Island Australia great Ramer reef too and tha i i Isles limited to Only 24 guests departures most every month. From $2796 by Uta Jet from los Angeles. George Shipp travel 210 n main Street High Point n. C. 27260 please Send me a free Booklet on the South Pacific vacation described above. Nam add tit George Stipp travel member. A. Us f. 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Sizes available women a 5-10 Navy a White use your Brittain s and Bank charge for shopping ease order by mail Brittain Westchester Mau High Point . Please Send Par a in size Width color name address City or Check enclosed a ado 4% Salis tax i mailing Cost High Point Enterprise sunday May la 1972 13b your family Decorato carpeting is being used on panels and on the Walls

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