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UTMOST CLASSIC

From the company making U.L.-approved pushbutton switches, the ‘Egg & Dart’ plate in Antique Brass ($11.95). Many styles and configurations. classicaccents.net

Arts & Crafts Switchplate

ARTS & CRAFTS

Aged and lacquered solid-copper plates are by artist James Mattson. Shown: ‘Landscape’ and ‘Bungalow Rose’, each $42.50 for a single toggle. jamesmattson.com

Celtic Knots Switchplates

ELTIC KNOTS

Timeless knot designs are among many styles for decorative plates from Kyle, running from French Classic to Prairie, Southwest to Steampunk. Plates come in 100 configurations, 30 finishes. Singles $18.95 in stainless steel. kyleswitchplates.com

Wood Switchplate

FROM THE TREE

Every one unique, raw-edge red cedar switch plates fit the cabin or lodge; starting at $19.99. Durable satin finish. See lots of nature, wildlife, and lodge themes in various materials. thecabinshop.com

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SET IN STONE

Custom stone, quartz, and ceramic switch plates include the Crema Marfile marble (double outlet) and Ming Green marble (single toggle), $35 and up. Nice for a stone-clad or tiled room, or an Italianate parlor. stonewallplates.com

Cow Switchplate

COW-HAIR LEATHER

Not only decorative, but tactile, too: plates covered in cow hair are from SwitchHits, whose offerings range from basic to bejeweled. Many leather options, as well as metal, ceramic, and glass. As shown above, $20.50. switchhits.com

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MATERIAL WEALTH

House of Antique Hardware has dozens of switch-plate designs, in punched-tin through mid-century styles. Shown, duplex outlet in 1930s white porcelain, $6.49; ‘Bungalow’ pushbutton in solid brass, $12.49. houseofantiquehardware.com

Raccoon Switchplate

ALPHABET ANIMALS

R is for Ricky Raccoon, one in the 3D Animal series from SwitchHits, who offer a huge selection in many materials. Hand-carved and -painted wood. Single toggle, $9.50. switchhits.com

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