Purple is an almost uuknowu color in house decoratiou, and yet tbere seems uo very good reason for it. A drawing room lately seeu was I ed in a very unusual way, íd whicii ■ purple liad a prominent part. The ] walls were bung with some beautiful Japanese applique einbroidery. No i tures were hung at all. The window curtains were dyed to match the j ple in the Japanese stuff and their j brlllianey only slightly toned down by white next the pane. The room bas in it some admirable pieces of old mahogany and a few examples of choice pottery., The lightiug is from old brass lamps and candlesticks. The effect is uuusual.