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12 Ways to Avoid Tuscan Style when Incorporating Wrought Iron in Design

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 Tuscan style is a thing of the past, and it should be left in the era of palazzo pants because 2018 demands sleeker, modern styles that feature crisp lines and square silhouettes.

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Decorative Iron: Its Timeless History

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Decorative metal handrails, fences, gates, and the like have been popular throughout the ages, making them one of the most timeless decorative accessories to many homes and buildings. The earliest railings were forged from wrought iron in the 15th century by a blacksmith. Early examples can occasionally be found inside churches and historical buildings dating into the late 19th century. Cast Iron railings did not come into fruition until the second half of the 18th century, following the development of a new industrial processes. However, cast iron was rarely used decoratively on the outside of homes until the late 18th...

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