Inspired by antiques: Homeric style tea service by Elkington

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As an interior decorator and style blogger, I’ve been asked to write a column that takes inspiration from antiques and makes connections to current trends—as we all know, styles in furniture and the decorative arts tend to repeat themselves! Today, the elements of design found in the most exquisite antiques take form in new and often unexpected ways—from designer pieces …

Historical paints from England

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Making paints in shades used in England and America from the seventeenth century onward has been a growing industry both in this country and abroad. It has advanced in step with the technology for analyzing historical paint samples precisely. Several decades ago the reigning method of ascertaining the history of color on the walls of a historic house was by …