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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