From the Gilded Age to the Space Age – Old-House Design Consulting
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  • About Bo

    Bo Sullivan is the owner and founder of Arcalus Period Design and Bolling & Companyas well as the former senior designer and architectural historian at Rejuvenation, the country’s leading manufacturer and marketer of classic American lighting and hardware.

    Bo Sullivan, Arcalus Period DesignSon of an antiques dealer and an old-time hardware store owner, Bo grew up in a 200-year-old house in a 300-year old-town where he spent his afternoons digging up old bottles and exploring attics. After graduating from the North Carolina State University School of Design with an architectural degree in 1988, Bo spent several years as a designer and carpenter renovating older homes. He began a 20-year association with Rejuvenation in 1993, where he bought and sold architectural salvage, designed and sourced new lighting, plumbing and hardware products, helped craft the look and feel of the company’s unique retail stores, gave presentations and seminars on old-house history, and wrote much of the company’s national catalog and marketing copy.

    Since establishing Arcalus in 2009, Bo has been consulting with home owners, designers, architects and preservation professionals on historic design and renovation projects. Bo’s knowledge of  American period design between 1870 and 1970 is singularly broad and deep. You can email him at

    The Arcalus consulting rate is $125/hour.

    You can check out Bo’s second passion – antique wallpaper, at Bolling & Company.

    Bo is particularly interested in the history and products of the Buffalo wallpaper manufacturer M.H. Birge & Sons – for more information, click here.

        Photo courtesy of Brian M. Christopher
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