Architectural Accents

Architectural Accents

Before becoming one of America’s premier sources for architectural elements, Charles Nevinson was a busy restoration architect in his native Britain. "In the 1950s, plastic was the with-it look for British retail stores," he says. "In the 1970s, I ripped the plastic from over 50 stores and returned the buildings to their old-world roots." Today, in Atlanta, Nevinson presides over two acres of antiques and reproductions, including entryways, columns, mantels, windows, doors and ironwork. He confesses he doesn’t like the Prairie style, so Frank Lloyd Wright fans should probably look elsewhere, but every other period is overwhelmingly represented.