2 Something salvaged
I love to search through architectural salvage shops for old doors, shutters, flooring, and double-paned windows (make sure you add a UV film to protect your furnishings from the sun). Salvaged goods can add great patina, and are often much more interesting—and sometimes even lower priced—than new items on the market. If your doors and moldings are standard-issue, try painting them a glossy black to add gravitas, or hunt for a magnificent old door-knocker and an oversize knob. Reclaimed wood flooring is a great option in new spaces; not only are you recycling, but you’re getting something perfectly worn in, which will make the house feel unique.