Decorators Supply Corporation: The Past Preserved

Decorators Supply Corporation: The Past Preserved

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Janel Laban
Mar 24, 2006
What does Marshall Field's State Street store, the South Shore Country Club and the White City of the 1893 Columbian Exposition have in common? They all incorporated design embellishments from the Decorators Supply Corporation, established in Chicago in 1883. Decorator's Supply is still in business today, with the original catalog intact. If they made it then, they make it now, and it's available for your home project. A carving vault holds thousands of hand sculpted oak and walnut carvings from the early 1900's which are used to create fresh production molds. They make 14,000 designs and offer seven catalogs. Our favorite: the wall panels which would look amazing surrounding some modern wallpaper. This is an unbelievable resource for restorations and shouldn't be overlooked as a way to add warmth and architectural interest to newer construction.
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