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eternal lightStrickland's go-to source for antique lighting is Sandy Springs Galleries, which "merges the old with the new for finely crafted, yet functional lighting that exudes a sense of history and timelessness." He used the company's fixtures in the home shown. Sandy Springs Galleries, 770.386.3010; www.sandyspringsgalleries.com.

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  • eternal lightStrickland's go-to source for antique lighting is Sandy Springs Galleries, which "merges the old with the new for finely crafted, yet functional lighting that exudes a sense of history and timelessness." He used the company's fixtures in the home shown. Sandy Springs Galleries, 770.386.3010; www.sandyspringsgalleries.com.

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    eternal lightStrickland's go-to source for antique lighting is Sandy Springs Galleries, which "merges the old with the new for finely crafted, yet functional lighting that exudes a sense of history and timelessness." He used the company's fixtures in the home shown. Sandy Springs Galleries, 770.386.3010; www.sandyspringsgalleries.com.

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    Strickland's go-to source for antique lighting is Sandy Springs Galleries, which "merges the old with the new for finely crafted, yet functional lighting that exudes a sense of history and timelessness." He used the company's fixtures in the home shown. Sandy Springs Galleries, 770.386.3010; www.sandyspringsgalleries.com.

  • storytellerNever underestimate the importance of good hardware, the designer says. It's "a small detail but the first and last thing that is told to us about a home or building." Rocky Mountain casts its products from bronze and applies various old world finishes. Rocky Mountain Hardware, 888.788.2013; www.rockymountainhardware.com.

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    storytellerNever underestimate the importance of good hardware, the designer says. It's "a small detail but the first and last thing that is told to us about a home or building." Rocky Mountain casts its products from bronze and applies various old world finishes. Rocky Mountain Hardware, 888.788.2013; www.rockymountainhardware.com.

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    Never underestimate the importance of good hardware, the designer says. It's "a small detail but the first and last thing that is told to us about a home or building." Rocky Mountain casts its products from bronze and applies various old world finishes. Rocky Mountain Hardware, 888.788.2013; www.rockymountainhardware.com.

  • downright upright"When columns are done right, nothing expresses the interrelationship between function, form, and beauty more elegantly," Strickland says. Chadsworth, he adds, understands the correct cannons of proportion. Myriad wood and stone products are available. Chadsworth Inc., 800.265.8667; www.columns.com.

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    downright upright"When columns are done right, nothing expresses the interrelationship between function, form, and beauty more elegantly," Strickland says. Chadsworth, he adds, understands the correct cannons of proportion. Myriad wood and stone products are available. Chadsworth Inc., 800.265.8667; www.columns.com.

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    "When columns are done right, nothing expresses the interrelationship between function, form, and beauty more elegantly," Strickland says. Chadsworth, he adds, understands the correct cannons of proportion. Myriad wood and stone products are available. Chadsworth Inc., 800.265.8667; www.columns.com.

"A small dose of whimsy or quirkiness, balanced by a hierarchy of massing, makes design truly enduring."

View Jim Strickland's "Architects' Choice" picks in the slideshow at left.

other favorites

Waterworks: plumbing fixtures, www.waterworks.com.
Old Carolina Brick Co.: bricks, www.handmadebrick.com.
Vintage Lumber Sales: reclaimed lumber, vintagelumbersales.com.


timeless design objects

Robert Talbott and Ferragamo shirts and ties: “Artistry you can wear.”
Timex and Seiko watches: “Style and function without the heartbreak if lost!”
Dalwhinnie scotch: “A single malt Scotch whisky from a distillery in Scotland dating back to the 1890s.”

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