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Learn More About Architectural Styles

American architecture and décor has a rich and complex history.  Literature on the subject is voluminous; opinions as to origin and exact time periods are diverse. This guide features styles that were (and still are) popular and recognizable.  It touches on historic highlights and telltale characteristics of each in relation to Nostalgic Warehouse knobs and plates.

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RUSTIC



Stressing the essential building materials — wood, stone and brick — Rustic Style embodies both purity and simplicity.
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RUSTIC

COLONIAL



Rather than multiple cultures adopting one “melting pot” style, early Colonial architecture was a mosaic of regional styles.
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COLONIAL

VICTORIAN



This lavish style — with its ever-present, swirling floral patterns — got its name in Britain during the reign of Queen Victoria.
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VICTORIAN

ARTS & CRAFTS



Artisans recognized the need to reconnect people to nature and did so by creating objects that emphasized handmade artistic quality.
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ARTS & CRAFTS

ART DECO



It's believed this style emerged as a direct bi-product of the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels held in Paris in 1925.
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ART DECO

MID-CENTURY



A sense of openness and airiness, and the need to maximize the perception of size made floor plans of smaller homes extremely innovative.
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MID-CENTURY