Salvaged Style: Decorative Uses for Architectural Embellishments

Salvaged Style: Decorative Uses for Architectural Embellishments

Leah Moss
Mar 11, 2009

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Flea marketing and de-cluttering may seem like totally irreconcilable passions, but we've found that they can actually coexist happily in a home where salvaged treasures are thoughtfully arranged. Here are a few examples where re-purposed architectural details step up to the plate as art-with-history, without transforming the home into a crowded junk shop...

1 Ceiling medallions may look frou-frou surrounding light fixtures, but grouped on a wall, their pleasing circular shapes have a clean, bold impact. We like the way the green accent paint highlights their forms through sharp contrast, but we think they'd also provide great textural variety on a white wall.

2 Beautiful antique doorknobs make us swoon, but there are only so many doors in a house, so we loved how these were given another equally useful purpose.

3 Wood Molding Corner Blocks come in so many interesting varieties. We love the way these were mounted and grouped. They'd look wonderful arranged on top of a high bookshelf or a window ledge.

(Images: 1: Living Etc., 2: Pottery Barn Home Book, 3: Country Living)

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