With Prairie In­spi­ra­tion

Dis­tinctly Amer­i­can, the Prairie School style still in­flu­ences de­sign to­day.

Old House Journal - - Editor -

1. LONG-STEM ROSES

The ob­long pil­lows are ap­pliquéd and em­broi­dered in the un­usual, elon­gated Shah Rose pat­tern. Pil­lows are made to or­der in all-nat­u­ral tex­tiles. $150 each. Kits on re­quest, $80. Mel­ton Work­room (for­merly Prairie Tex­tiles), (213) 6141757, melton­work­room.com

2. ON THE GRID

With fa­mil­iar crossed-muntin cor­ners, the Av­enue out­door wall light comes in a dozen fin­ishes and many glass op­tions. Shown in a bronze fin­ish with gold-white iri­des­cent glass, the fix­ture mea­sures 15 ½ " high x 8" wide x 9 ¼ " deep. $430–$442. Ar­royo Crafts­man Light­ing, (626) 960-9411, ar­roy­ocrafts­man.com

3. TILE WAINSCOT

The lus­trous green 4x4 hand-painted field tiles in this Mid­west bath are in­set with a two-piece, hand-painted Nou­veau tulip deco; all avail­able in glaze col­ors of your choice. Field tile $46 per square foot. Deco set $90. North Prairie Tile­works, (612) 871-3421, hand­made­tile.com

4. RE­TURN ROCKET

The Rocket vase is a faith­ful re­pro­duc­tion of a his­toric vase sculpted by Fer­nand Moreau for Teco (1899–1920). The vase comes in white or green and mea­sures 8" high x 3 ½ " wide. $85. Prairie Mod, (800) 594-3148, prairiemod.com

5. LIGHT THROUGH COLOR

Lay­lights are dec­o­ra­tive glass pan­els set into the ceil­ing to dif­fuse light into the room be­low. This Prairie-style de­sign is loosely in­spired by the work of Pur­cell and Elm­slie. Priced by project. Theodore El­li­son De­signs, (510) 534-7632, theodor­eel­li­son.com 5

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