IN­SPIRED + TIME­LESS

Evok­ing the fan­ci­ful and the fan­tas­tic, Sto­ry­book Style de­lights the child in all of us.

Old House Journal - - Contents - By Mary Ellen Pol­son

Sto­ry­book whim­sies; for porch and gar­den.

1. GOTHIC VIGOR

Ac­cented with scrolls, medal­lions, and fleur-de-lis brack­ets, the Ca­lan­dra chan­de­lier is lit by six faux am­ber can­dle lights mounted on spiked arms. The gilded to­bacco fin­ish adds Gothic am­bi­ence. Mea­sur­ing 36" wide, the to­tal sus­pended length can range from 4' to 8'. $4,491. Meyda Tif­fany, (800) 222-4009, meyda.com

2. COT­TAGE ARCH

No Sto­ry­book cot­tage is com­plete with­out a round-top door, es­pe­cially if it’s this raised-panel style in African ma­hogany. Clear in­su­lated glass panes cre­ate an­other arch. $5,000 and up. Vin­tage Doors, (800) 787-2001, vin­tage­doors.com

3. DREAMY DIS­TOR­TION

No. 7 in the Ar­ti­san Series, this stepped dis­play book­case is un­con­ven­tional. It's 54" high x 30" wide x 16" deep. Each made-to-or­der book­case comes in more than 30 paint and stain col­ors. $1,650. Dust Fur­ni­ture, (219) 464-9100, dust­fur­ni­ture.com

4. DANC­ING MICE

“If there are mice in the pantry, they best be mine,” quips David Ber­man of Trust­worth Stu­dios. This new reis­sue of a Sil­ver Stu­dio pa­per is scaled for the back of pantry shelves; $7/sq.ft. It's shown with An­gelic For­est, a mag­i­cal C.F.A. Voy­sey-de­signed wall­pa­per that presents a gar­den in­hab­ited by birds and fairy an­gels. Pro­duced dig­i­tally, the pa­per is 21" wide and comes in 30-sq. ft. sin­gle rolls, each $210. Trust­worth Stu­dios, (508) 746-1847, trust­worth.com

5. EL­IZ­A­BETHAN TWIST

Per­fect for a courtly din­ing hall, the Tully arm­chair has bar­ley-twist arms and legs and nail-head ac­cents. Rem­i­nis­cent of El­iz­a­bethan Revival style, the chair mea­sures 44 ½ " high x 24 ½ " wide x 25" deep.$1,500 and up. Stick­ley, (315) 682-5500, stick­ley.com

6. HERALDIC CLAY

One of a series of art tiles with heraldic names, Gilly Flower is com­posed of two tiles fused to­gether with pierc­ings and re­lief. The multi-col­ored flo­ral tiles are fin­ished with lead-free glazes. $210 each. Tudor Tile, (360) 647-2596, tu­dor­tile.com

7. MOTTOES ME­DIEVAL

Taber–Prang art prints—lith­o­graphs pro­duced ca. 1904–1905—are prized for their al­lu­sion to life in the Mid­dle Ages. Gi­clée re­pro­duc­tions mea­sure 16 ¼ "x 9 ¼ ". $40. In a quar­ter-sawn oak frame: $165. Ford Crafts­man Stu­dios, (817) 919-8470, ford­crafts­man­on­line.com

8. BRICK PEANUT BRIT­TLE

Lumpy and dis­torted clinker bricks in­vite freeform in­stal­la­tions for foun­da­tions and walls, en­try stairs, and chim­ney bases. Bricks from the Old Pasadena collection are mostly red, some with black char­ring. Gavin His­tor­i­cal Bricks, (319) 354-5251, his­tor­i­cal­bricks.com

9. THATCH IN SHIN­GLES

When only a real steam-bent, wave­coursed roof will do, con­tact this ar­ti­sanal roof­ing spe­cial­ist. All roofs are unique works of art. $100,000 and up. CRS Roof­ing Ar­ti­sans, (800) 439-4371, roofin­gar­ti­sans.com

10. BOLT THE CAS­TLE KEEP

The me­dieval-style iron sur­face bolt co­or­di­nates with Salzburg Im­pe­rial en­try sets from the same dis­trib­u­tor. Forged in Aus­tria, the bolt comes in 8" and 12" lengths. Sur­face and flush strikes to se­cure a door or gate are in­cluded. $121–$130. Iron­lock Im­ports, (877) 650-5101, lock­san­dlevers.com

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