. ' - 1. 1 """""1 - ...1 f 'if.,.:; A w-f I t " - - ei' ... .-... Check your home decorating ability with this photograph. Can you tell why the grouping here is a pleasing arrangement? This is a warning about clutter. This evasive culprit can botch up the loveliest living room or turn a home interior into a nightmare. But heeding a warning signal about this offender might cause you to become the neighborhood decorating decorat-ing whiz simply because you have learned one tiny but all important decorating principle simplicity. Once you begin to wage war on household clutter you'll become aware of its lack of presence in good decorating schemes. You'll notice that Sugar House furniture merchants, famous for their quality qual-ity merchandise, take pains to display dis-play their furniture pieces smartly and simply without the presence of clutter. I. Q. Here's how to evaluate your interior in-terior decorating I.Q. Check your living room now ... as if you were seeing it for the first time. How does it look? Are there too many photographs on top of the piano, the mantel? What about all of those knicknacks on the coffee table? Now check it with the adjoining photograph. Notice that when an accessory item such as the bowl on the coffee table or the "pictures over the sofa are used, they are used importantly. They gain this importance because be-cause they are the proper scale to command attention, and they don't have to compete with too many other objects for this attention. Picture Grouping The same is true of the group of pictures. One picture on this wall space would be lost in a wilderness above the large scale sofa. But 8 ; pictures instead of one add the (Continued on Page 4) Furniture Fashions (Continued from Page 3) necessary "oomph" to back this impressive im-pressive piece of furniture. Still clutter is avoided, because the pictures pic-tures all belong to the same family, so to speak. They are the same size and design, and give a feeling of oneness. So add to the term SIMPLICITY, the one IMPORTANCE and you have an all important combination combination for seeking out and clutter in your home decorating scheme.