The much missed House & Garden seems to have misspelled Mrs. Parish's name, putting two Rs in Parish all through the article so I'll leave that extra R in when quoting the magazine. Was Mrs. Parish so unknown then that the mistake was easily made? If she was, that didn't last long.
Evidently this article struck an immediate chord with readers and soon many were eyeing their gloomy brown furniture with a gleam in their eyes and a paintbrush in their hands. White enamel paint flew off the shelves and a new decorating style spread quickly.
Here in my forty-seven year old copy of H & G is the 1967 version of Mrs. Parish's Dark Harbor, Maine cottage. Golden oak is hidden underneath the white enamel furniture in her dining room. She bought 100 pieces of it for $100. Got her money's worth, don't you think?
But if I did have a Dark Harbor, Maine cottage today, I think I would call on Tom Scheerer for an updated version like his room below: