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April 5, 1929

Mr. Spencer
Park Avenue Galleries,
277 Park Avenue,
New York City.

My dear Mr. Spencer,

Looking over the plans last night, I just noticed that I think a capital change ought to be made in the living room. I think that the walls ought to be carried out up to the ceiling and that some kind of a small cornice ought to be put right under the ceiling, as otherwise the place where the panelling would meet the beams which hang over from the ceiling on either side of the couch would look a little awkward, therefore, I think that a small cornice ought to be run all around the room. 

I went especially again this morning to see the living room and I notice on the north wall the beam at the ceiling protrudes only about 1-1/2", therefore, I think that the north wall should be furred in so as to carry the panelling flush from the floor to the ceiling. On the other hand, at the south wall, the beam protrudes about 7", and therefore, that wall can be furred in, but I think that the pattern should be carried up to the ceiling anyway, because it is capital to give a decoration which will give height to the room.

Mr. Warner came to see me about it and he understood exactly my suggestion which is to carry the pattern of the south wall right around the beam up to the ceiling.

If these suggestions do not meet with your approval, I will be glad to hear you say so, but I really think this room above all requires height and in this way, we could give height to it.

In reference to the part of the living room which is called the dining room, I made a suggestion to Mr. Warner about putting some kind of a bracket effect under the beams which run east and west. I think that might also add a little height to the room. I don't think one ought to put entire pilasters in which would take away some space in the book shelves which are on either side of the mantel, but I think that some kind of a console effect be
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