chapter  7
The ASHSB and Interior Design
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Several of the materials written and produced by the ASHSB, including plan books and magazines, offered advice and direction on the design of the interior spaces of the house. These suggestions range from instructions for floor plan arrangement and design to basic decorating tips, such as how to arrange items on a built-in shelf. In How to Plan, Finance and Build Your Home (1921), there is an entire chapter devoted to these issues entitled “How to Furnish Your Home in Good Taste” and in the Mountain Division edition of the same book it is called “Decorating and Furnishing the Small Home” (1922). In general, the home interior designs were well informed by both the progressive movements and the findings of the home economists of the day and integrated elements and principles of design.