From the Gilded Age to the Space Age – Design Consulting & Rare Book Archive
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  • Welcome to Arcalus

    Are you… thinking of tearing out the kitchen in your 1950s ranch?
    … un-muddling a disco-era bathroom in your 1906 foursquare?
    … replacing long-lost built-ins in your 1915 Arts & Crafts dining room?
    … exploring paint colors or wallpaper patterns for your 1889 Victorian?
    … trying to find “just-right” lighting for your 1927 English cottage?

    Then Arcalus is here for you.

    From high Victorian to high Modern, Arcalus period design consulting brings creative inspiration to projects that embrace and celebrate old-house history, supplemented by ideas for lighting, hardware, plumbing, millwork, cabinetry, wallpaper, drapery, furnishings, house plans, interiors, paint colors and surface treatments from rare original trade catalogs in the Arcalus design archive.

    Through Arcalus, anyone with a passion for old houses and historic buildings can discover an authentic voice of the past that will lend depth, character and richness to projects today.

    Photo courtesy of William Wright Photography