This room designed by Jo Ann Alston features custom French doors, using hand-blown glass and antique French cremone bolts. The French doors draw the eye to the beautiful view of the rear garden and fill the room with light.
Being thrifty also can help you find fixtures with a history. DIY blogger Dena Stormer snapped up this ceramic light fixture, from a Luby’s cafeteria, for just $40 at a flea market in Texas. All it needed was a gloss white paint to freshen it up. She made the calendar/diner sign and crafted curtains using vintage chintz fabric.