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Designing a home with antiques in mind.

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1. Plan ahead

Share details and photos of the antiques you would like to use with your team of professionals in the project, such as the architect, interior designer, builder and contractor. “A lot of it is the upfront planning. Understand where those items are going to go well before the construction process,” King said.

However, having antiques doesn’t mean the house requires an architectural style that is traditional, or Old World, or Victorian, if you desire a modern look or another aesthetic.

“If you juxtapose them with a modern setting, you can see the antiques better,” said Warner McConaughey, founder and president of HammerSmith, a Decatur-based design and renovation firm and presenting sponsor for the 2013 Cathedral Antiques Show. He adds that he sees homeowners take one or two of their favorite pieces and find a way to use them in the home.

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