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Old House Restoration, Products & Decorating
Rejuvenation’s ‘Ashland’ neoclassical wall sconce

Period Lanterns

The entryway or porch light looks right when it illuminates the style antecedents of the house. Early lighting designs in copper or iron have been joined by lantern types patterned on those in French monasteries, English castles, and California’s iconic Arts & Crafts houses.

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Design Center Sourcebook 2018

An annual book-size publication, the Old House Journal Design Center Sourcebook is the definitive guide to period-inspired home products, from tiles floors to wing chairs, hooked rugs to brass faucets.

Products of the Week

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Vintage Doors

Vintage Doors produces hand-crafted, solid hardwood doors for every type of interior and exterior home project, including screen, Dutch, porch, and pet doors and garden gates.

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Icera Home & Bath

Specializing in high-performance water closets and the most technically challenging of ceramic products, the company surpasses industry standards and consumer expectations.

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House tours

fireplace screen by Steven Handelman

English Cottage on the Lake

The Portland family wanted to live someday on Lake Oswego. When they stumbled upon a 1927 shingled cottage with Arts & Crafts stonework, it felt like home.

antique dry sink

Rebirth of a ca. 1830 Farmhouse

With a light touch, a Connecticut big house–little house configuration is restored after a fire. “Good old noncombustible plaster is what saved the historic house,” says the interior designer.

1904 american foursquare house

Foursquare, Years to Go

Near Philadelphia, energetic owners re-interpret a transitional house, rescuing it from bad taste, layers of paint, and other disasters.

Repairs & How-to