Tonight's recommended read is Extraordinary Interiors: Decorating with Architectural Salvage and Antiques. If you're looking for a book of practical advice on obtaining budget salvage and antiques, this is not it. If, however, you want jaw-gawping, oooh-inducing prettiness, by all means, check it out.
Please note: sometimes with recommended books, I take photos of some of the pages. The photos are taken with flash, and not good quality. But frankly that's somewhat intentional, because you should have to buy the book to see the picture in all it's loveliness.
I thought the below idea was quite creative and at least somewhat reproduceable. The home owner collected antique pool table pockets with ornamental detailing, and turned them into sconces.
The below house was my favorite in the book. It's the epitome of over-the-top, but with so many beautiful details!!