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    Decorative Touches


    Decorative Touches

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    A new back porch is faux-aged with old wicker and distressed paint.

    Gauzy curtains hang high, making the living room's French doors a focal point.

    The editors of This Old House would like to see these common home-design choices fall out of fashion—fast

    Deck out interior windows: Add covetable architectural elements to plain interior windows with appliques that create a leaded-glass look. | Similar to shown: Essex Clear Stained Glass Appliques by Brewster Home Fashions

    TOH managing editor Maureen Shelly loves the leaded or stained-glass windows you see in some Victorians and 1920s homes. "Even a small decorative window really stands out in an otherwise traditional facade. Some homeowners get the look by replacing their front door with one that has leaded or stained glass."

    Highlight a window with colorful corners: On a wall full of windows fake a pricey focal point by sticking colorful, attention-grabbing appliques in the corners. | Shown: Medici Corners Stained Glass Applique Window Sticker by Brewster Home Fashions from Walmart

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    This Cobalt and Brushed Nickel Knob from Gracious Home is versatile enough to suit any style of cabinetry. About $13.50.

    Green Depression glass and a smattering of irregular bubbles give this Vintage Style Green Bubble Glass Knob a feeling of history. $4.98; The Home Depot

    Wide-striped wallpaper and a freestanding vanity make this tidy new bathroom feel larger. The mirror reflects the shower's mosaic tile.

    Timeworn mercury glass gets an update in a modern pyramidal shape. A nice for that Hollywood glamour style. Antique Silver Mercury Square Design, $8.50; Dwyer Home Collection

    These handcrafted numbers and letters offer the perfect rusted-metal patina. You also have the option of getting them clear-coated so they won’t continue rusting from exposure to the elements. Keep in mind most towns require numbers to be at least 4 inches tall so that emergency personnel can see them from the street. Set of four, about $38; Etsy.

    So many interesting ways to lay out tiles! | Via Heath Ceramics

    Two-toned wallpaper adds visual interest to these open kitchen shelves. Other thoughts: colored tile or beadboard.

    Stores make it easy by setting up vignettes that create a mood. The upside: Everything goes together. The downside: Matchy-matchy decor can feel a little soulless. A mix of styles, scale, and proportion is key to a room's feeling layered and comfortable.

    The Daisy Knob in Peach from Dwyer Home Collection mimics Pink Depression glass in a fluted shape for a soft, romantic glow. About $6.50

    Instead of a door, this bedrooms sports plantation-style shutters inspired by the beadboard trim used throughout the house.

    Add an unexpected hit of hue on kitchen cabinets, bath vanities—even a bedroom dresser—with these cheery decorative pulls.

    How to showcase your dinnerware in open storage cabinets.

    Delicate details become clear on this otherwise opaque Grass Green Etched Knob from Wayfair; about $12.

    Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum), packed into a low bowl, make for a wonderfully textured patio or tabletop display that will last for years. If it gets overcrowded, just snip off the chicks, or offsets, and pot them up. These succulents are cold hardy, so they can generally winter over outside, though in very harsh climates, they may benefit from some added protection.

    You won't believe how easy it is to tint your mason jars for beautiful effect! Via SettingforFour.com

    Antique-inspired amber warms up this traditional ridged-shape Small Fluted Glass Cabinet Knob from House of Antique Hardware; $4.39

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    Photo: Bob Smith/IPC Images | thisoldhouse.com | from All About Ceramic Subway Tile

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