Old House Journal : 2020-08-04

Editor : 15 : 13

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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE BOTTOM OPPOSITE Comfortabl­e unique INSPIRED + PERIOD- “This is all the good stuff!” said a design- savvy friend, on receiving an earlier edition of sourcebook. Indeed, the restoratio­n market is also the high- quality market— encompassi­ng traditiona­l materials that promise function and beauty; artisan- made goods; and designs that stand the test of time. Every design era is represente­d, the cream having risen to the top. As a continuum, these offerings make it clear that design of the past can inform any decorating approach. A true period room is possible, with historical treatments joining antiques and reproducti­ons. But so is an eclectic or contempora­ry room. A classic, old or new, can anchor a space or provide a quirk of personalit­y. Old-House Journal’s ■ BY PATRICIA POORE 13

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