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Interiors & Decor

Everything inside the old house! Paint and wallpaper decorating, heating, lighting, furniture and furnishings, mantels and staircases, art glass, period interiors, historic decorating styles, decorative ceilings, period rugs and textiles, ornamental plaster, how to finish a floor–it’s all here.
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9 Gifts for Old-House Lovers

Thumbnail image for 9 Gifts for Old-House Lovers From lanterns to rugs, fireplace tools to furniture: editor’s picks for gifts for the old-house enthusiasts on your list.
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9 Great Lights for Tudor Houses

Thumbnail image for 9 Great Lights for Tudor Houses From porch to dining room, light up your Tudor with fixtures that borrow heavily from Old English, Arts & Crafts, and Storybook styles.
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9 Mid-Century Modern Furniture Designers You Should Know

Thumbnail image for 9 Mid-Century Modern Furniture Designers You Should Know Identify some of the most iconic Mid-century Modern furniture designs with this handy cheat sheet.
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9 Reproduction Lights for Old Houses

Thumbnail image for 9 Reproduction Lights for Old Houses New products offer vintage looks for chandeliers, pendant lights, lamps, and sconces.
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A Clearer View of Floor Finishes

Thumbnail image for A Clearer View of Floor Finishes Once you understand the pros and cons of traditional methods and modern products, it's easier to balance history and practicality.
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A Designer’s Guide to Lace Curtains

Thumbnail image for A Designer’s Guide to Lace Curtains Helpful advice on pattern, choice, care, and hanging.
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A Frame for the Fireplace

Thumbnail image for A Frame for the Fireplace The stylistic history of mantels.
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A Gothic Bed from Garden Fencing

Thumbnail image for A Gothic Bed from Garden Fencing Sections of a Victorian Gothic fence found at a salvage yard were repurposed for a unique bed.
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A Guide to Built-In Furniture

Thumbnail image for A Guide to Built-In Furniture The array of built-in furniture that graced early 20th-century homes makes them eminently more livable—and charming.
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A Guide to Victorian-Era Furniture

Thumbnail image for A Guide to Victorian-Era Furniture The 19th century’s Victorian era produced a profusion of historically inspired architectural and furniture styles.
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A Look at Figured Glass

Thumbnail image for A Look at Figured Glass Figured glass added beauty, light, and privacy to houses by fusing form and function.
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A Mid-Century Kitchen in Red

Thumbnail image for A Mid-Century Kitchen in Red A collection of red-and-white vintage kitchenware provided the inspiration for this luscious retro kitchen.
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A New Home for Old House Parts

Thumbnail image for A New Home for Old House Parts Architectural salvage in the 21st century offers old-house owners more sources than ever for the missing pieces to their restoration puzzles.
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A Preservation Tale

Thumbnail image for A Preservation Tale A vernacular 1881 farmhouse and one man’s preservation passion.
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A Timeline of Lighting History

Thumbnail image for A Timeline of Lighting History Learn more about what influenced lighting designs between 1865 and 1970 with this illustrated timeline.
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A Victorian Entry Hall Makeover

Thumbnail image for A Victorian Entry Hall Makeover An anniversary present of hand-screened wallpaper led to a do-it-yourself adventure.
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Aesthetic Movement Lighting

Thumbnail image for Aesthetic Movement Lighting During the Aesthetic movement, homeowners used furnishings as well as fixtures to manipulate light and maximize the visual power of décor and architectural space.
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Affordable to Affluent: Carpets for the Early Home

Thumbnail image for Affordable to Affluent: Carpets for the Early Home 4 types of period-appropriate rugs for your pre-1840 home.
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