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    Decorative Touches


    Decorative Touches

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    FLOR Carpet Tiles in Richly textured and boldly saturated Chenille Charade in Azure, also available in Tangerine, Frost, Kiwi, Maize and Persimmon.

    Separating the kitchen and dining rooms, these beautiful stained-glass pocket doors echo the bold Craftsman-style kitchen tiles, lending an elegant touch to both rooms. When the doors are open, the rooms function as one space, but once they're closed, the dining room becomes a more intimate setting.

    Nice curated collection of brass sconces from Elements of a Style.

    In the early 20th century the newel post became broader, with a hollow core that replaced turned wood. This red oak post's true floating panel matches a late-Victorian or early–Arts and Crafts interior. $210; Westfire Stair Parts

    Glass knobs installed on the window frame make a way to hang curtains. Via Restyled Home.

    Make sure your sofa talks to your chairs to invite conversation. One common mistake to avoid: Pushing all the furniture against the walls. Floating the furniture away from the walls actually makes the room feel larger.

    A charming leaded-glass interior window—or relite—adds a little historical appeal to this master bath. Relite: Seattle Stained Glass

    Screening, painted black, keeps essentials visible while creating a more open, layered look in this casual cottage kitchen.

    Rustic barn-wood doors set off a first-floor office.

    Many floor mosaics from the Victorian era to the mid-1930s used a small hexagon, square, or penny-round tile to create patterns found in catalogs. These porcelain mosaics are made to the same specs today. $20 per square foot; Heritage Tile

    A tropical look might inspire you to stock this rattan bar cart tiki-bar-style—perfect for chasing away the cold. About $129 (available starting in January); Target

    Twelve furniture arrangements for a long, narrow room. Via Fred Gonsowski Garden Home.

    FINTORP wall organizers from IKEA make great use of wall space.

    Do you want to reupholster a piece of furniture,  but don’t know how much fabric you should buy? Check out the many yard charts over at Pearl Street Interiors.

    This reproduction light is a style that was popular in kitchens from 1921 until after World War II because it mixed Colonial-era styling, like scallop and bead details, with a stamped-brass body, which kept the price affordable. $109; Rejuvenation

    A-list interior designers share their tips on staying current with period charm.

    Decorative corbels frame this kitchen window and add visual interest.

    Give your friends and neighbors a heartfelt welcome with this cast iron sign. $16 from FourRDesigns on Etsy.

    Sconces by Barn Light Electric flank a rustic wood pallet headboard in the master suite of this 1940s whole house remodel.

    Trade in the usual counter-height seating for diner-style barstools. They're a durable, family-friendly choice that wipes clean easily. Similar to shown: Retro diner barstool, about $78; barstoolsandchair...

    Hexagon love.

    Basket-weave your drapes for an elegant, and expensive-looking, finishing touch.

    Rustic meets modern in this glass-topped tree-stump side table.

    Bright and cheery accents can transform a white bathroom. This vintage storage cabinet in vibrant turquoise pairs well with stools in invigorating hues of lemon and baby blue.