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Rejuvenation

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Rejuvenation's scalloped shade with George Industrial Pendant.  In order to get this shape, the shade is first shaped as a dome, then pressed flat and then scalloped.

1 Rejuvenation's scalloped shade with George Industrial Pendant. In order to get this shape, the shade is first shaped as a dome, then pressed flat and then scalloped.

I love the simplicity of the Dana fixture.  The ring detail above the shade holder is just enough.

2 I love the simplicity of the Dana fixture. The ring detail above the shade holder is just enough.

The Burnside pendant is minimal and beautiful.  I love the cloth cord.

3 The Burnside pendant is minimal and beautiful. I love the cloth cord.

The McCoy is another basic fixture that can be customized with a colorful metal reflector shade.

4 The McCoy is another basic fixture that can be customized with a colorful metal reflector shade.

Willis can also be customized with multiple cord and shade options.

5 Willis can also be customized with multiple cord and shade options.

A sample of the colorful metal shades available.

6 A sample of the colorful metal shades available.

I really like the look of these schoolhouse style fixtures.  Here the Jefferson ceiling mount is paired with the pendant style Rose City.  The painted shades add a colorful detail.

7 I really like the look of these schoolhouse style fixtures. Here the Jefferson ceiling mount is paired with the pendant style Rose City. The painted shades add a colorful detail.

The Jefferson fixture in oil rubbed bronze and paired with the B5344 12

8 The Jefferson fixture in oil rubbed bronze and paired with the B5344 12" Opal shade gives it a complete different look. Bend is mounted over the medicine cabinet.

The Rose City and Lombard fixtures pair nicely with the more delicate Brightwood pendant over the sink.

9 The Rose City and Lombard fixtures pair nicely with the more delicate Brightwood pendant over the sink.

The Astron pendent is a fun mid century modern fixture.  I looks great on its own but even better in multiples.  It also comes in eight great colors.

10 The Astron pendent is a fun mid century modern fixture. I looks great on its own but even better in multiples. It also comes in eight great colors.

The Galaxy chandelier is another great mid century modern piece.  The hourglass shape is iconic of that period and directs light both up and down.

11 The Galaxy chandelier is another great mid century modern piece. The hourglass shape is iconic of that period and directs light both up and down.

The industrial design of the Wiley fixture is based on a classic light called the

12 The industrial design of the Wiley fixture is based on a classic light called the "trouble finder" from a 1910 Sears catalog.

Rejuvenation's line of industrial lighting is one of my favorites.  A pair of Menlo pendants hangs over a work table.  I love the look of the exposed bulbs.

13 Rejuvenation's line of industrial lighting is one of my favorites. A pair of Menlo pendants hangs over a work table. I love the look of the exposed bulbs.

The Rockwell industrial fixture is based on gas fixutures that were used in American factories but Rejuvenation's new electrical version looks right a home over a kitchen island.

14 The Rockwell industrial fixture is based on gas fixutures that were used in American factories but Rejuvenation's new electrical version looks right a home over a kitchen island.

A detail of Rockwell's wire cage originally designed for protection in the workplace.

15 A detail of Rockwell's wire cage originally designed for protection in the workplace.

The Hood pendant is another new fixture.  The large shade was designed in 1915 to accommodate the new technology of the higher wattage Mazda C light bulbs but it still looks great with today's smaller bulbs.

16 The Hood pendant is another new fixture. The large shade was designed in 1915 to accommodate the new technology of the higher wattage Mazda C light bulbs but it still looks great with today's smaller bulbs.

The swing arms on the Fords Mill fixture allow you to direct the light right where you need it.

17 The swing arms on the Fords Mill fixture allow you to direct the light right where you need it.

The Hathaway is an outdoor pendant but here it hangs inside over a dining table.

18 The Hathaway is an outdoor pendant but here it hangs inside over a dining table.

One of my favorite things from Rejuvenation is the cafe rod sets.  They are available in six different finishes.

19 One of my favorite things from Rejuvenation is the cafe rod sets. They are available in six different finishes.

The Benson door set features a rolled edge backplate popular from the 1800s to the 1940s.

20 The Benson door set features a rolled edge backplate popular from the 1800s to the 1940s.

This plain bin pull is a classic and one of my absolute favorites.

21 This plain bin pull is a classic and one of my absolute favorites.

The mushroom knob is another classic and looks great in any finish.

22 The mushroom knob is another classic and looks great in any finish.

Rejuvenation is a lighting and house parts company that was founded in 1977 in Portland, Oregon.  The company has a passion for old houses and buildings and specializes in period authentic reproductions.  The light fixtures and many of their other products are made right in Portland.  Many of Rejuvenations offerings can be customized so you can really make them your own.  Their diverse product lines span from the 1870s through the 1960s and include Victorian, Period Basics, Classic Revival, Old World, Arts & Crafts, Colonial Revival, Mid Century Modern and Deco.  They also sell fully restored antique lighting and hardware on their website.  Rejuvenation is a great resource for homeowners who are renovating and want to stay true to their home's era and anyone in search of beautiful lighting, hardware and house parts.  We included Rejuvenation as one of our go to sources in our special section:  The Home 100 Great Finds in the September issue of Living.  I hope that you'll like them as much as we do.

Inspiration: Outdoor lighting

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With summer in full swing, I've been thinking about outdoor lighting and flipping through my inspiration files. I am looking forward to evenings in Maine under starry skies and lights.

And, for an update on the latest outdoor lighting technology, check out the Martha Stewart Living story that ran in the March 2010 issue.

Shopping: Steven Sclaroff

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Love the card holder.

1 Love the card holder.

You would never know that this beautiful space is waiting for you at the back of the shop.

2 You would never know that this beautiful space is waiting for you at the back of the shop.

If I were styling pictures again, these would definitely get in one of them.

3 If I were styling pictures again, these would definitely get in one of them.

I loooove this floral fabric. So hip and stylish.

4 I loooove this floral fabric. So hip and stylish.

I could frame this picture as is.

5 I could frame this picture as is.

I have to have these!

6 I have to have these!

I have to have the big round glass bowl.

7 I have to have the big round glass bowl.

Great settee.

8 Great settee.

I love the hardware on this chest of drawers.

9 I love the hardware on this chest of drawers.

Cabinet of curiosities.

10 Cabinet of curiosities.

This large 1950s English cerused oak and rattan cabinet in a rustic modern style stands more than 8 feet high. Bottom part has four doors and interior shelves. I love the wicker panels that rest on a slab of travertine.

11 This large 1950s English cerused oak and rattan cabinet in a rustic modern style stands more than 8 feet high. Bottom part has four doors and interior shelves. I love the wicker panels that rest on a slab of travertine.

So chic, modern and graceful.

12 So chic, modern and graceful.

Beautiful form.

13 Beautiful form.

Beautiful fabric on this upholstered bench...would make a terrific beach tow.

14 Beautiful fabric on this upholstered bench...would make a terrific beach tow.

Love the bird on the branch in bronze.

15 Love the bird on the branch in bronze.

Beautiful color and shape.

16 Beautiful color and shape.

Oh Farrah.

17 Oh Farrah.

I love looking at beautiful prints and learning at the same time.

18 I love looking at beautiful prints and learning at the same time.

Snowshoe anyone?

19 Snowshoe anyone?

Fish hooks always make me wince but I really love the way that these look.

20 Fish hooks always make me wince but I really love the way that these look.

Drama.

21 Drama.

I am in love with this lamp, the shade, shape and color; pattern and base. Where can I put this at home?

22 I am in love with this lamp, the shade, shape and color; pattern and base. Where can I put this at home?

Very Hollywood Regency.

23 Very Hollywood Regency.

I know a few young friends who would love this.

24 I know a few young friends who would love this.

I have a special affinity for squirrels.

25 I have a special affinity for squirrels.

Great urn shape and love the key.

26 Great urn shape and love the key.

Tucked away in Tribeca is the design shop of interiors guru Steven Sclaroff (stevensclaroff.com). Known for his interiors around town, including hotels, retail shops and residential work, as well as product design for companies like Waterworks, Sclaroff also has his own space where he sells an inventory of vintage finds worthy of a museum. But don’t let the splendor of the pieces fool you, Sclaroff has a relaxed sensibility (don’t be afraid to sit on anything) and a wild sense of humor (don’t be afraid to get him talking and ask him about the framed Farrah Fawcett Majors Logan’s Run poster).

Last week, when I was visiting the shop, I eyed a few things, including some amazing sets of lamps (I am sure this will become a go-to destination for lamps), furnishings, artwork and accessories. We also had a chance to catch up on the renovation of his house in Connecticut. Browse his shop with me.