A Bradley House: the Breakfast-Room

Will Bradley. ‘A Bradley house: the breakfast-room.’ Ladies’ Home Journal, vol 18 (Nov 1901), pg 7.

American art nouveau furniture and interior design by Will H. Bradley, Ladies' Home Journal, Nov 1901.

A Bradley House — By Will Bradley

In Eight Drawings: No. 1 — The Breakfast Room

THE PURPOSE OF THIS SERIES. This is the first of seven interior pictures and one exterior of a fourteen-room house planned by Mr Will Bradley exclusively for The Ladies’ Home Journal. Mr Bradley will design practically everything shown in the pictures. It is not his hope that any one will build a house completely as he designs it: he hopes rather to influence trough individual suggestions — through pieces of furniture, draperies, fireplace accessories, wall-paper designs, all of which can be independently followed and detached from his entire scheme. In the last drawing of the series will be shown the complete plans of the three floors and basement.

In Explanation of this Page

The woodwork of this breakfast-room may be of oak stained a light golden brown, or whitewood painted a deep ivory rubbed down to a dull finish; the ceiling beams stained a deep rich green; the frieze, a green of a trifle more warmth in tone, may be dyed burlap or embossed leather. The floor, laid in narrow oak strips, is in a warm brown. The chairs, buffet and table are of bog-green oak; the chairs, corner and chimney seats are upholstered in dark olive leather held in place with square-headed, dull-finished iron tacks. The metal finishings may be of cast bronze or saw-pierced and embossed copper. The fireplace is in light and dark bricks, in yellow and red-brown (terra-cotta) tones. The hood is of hammered copper. The andirons, fire-irons, etc., are of wrought iron, brass and bronze.

The southern windows of the room open on a small flower garden which is raised to a level with the first floor.


American Art Nouveau fireplace fire irons tool design, Will H. Bradley, 1901.

American Art Nouveau fireplace crane hardware design, Will H. Bradley, 1901.

American Art Nouveau arts and crafts chair design, Will H. Bradley, 1901.

American Art Nouveau arts and crafts oak buffet design, Will H. Bradley, 1901.

American Art Nouveau arts and crafts drop-leaf dining table design, Will H. Bradley, 1901.

American Art Nouveau arts and crafts chair design, Will H. Bradley, 1901.

American Art Nouveau arts and crafts clock design, Will H. Bradley, 1901.

American Art Nouveau fireplace andirons design, Will H. Bradley, 1901.

 

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