Light­ing & Me­tal­work

Styles rem­i­nis­cent of orig­i­nals from Syra­cuse to Pasadena in lamps, fix­tures, art glass, hard­ware, and me­tal­work.

Arts and Crafts Homes - - CONTENTS - —Mary Ellen Pol­son

cHOOS­ING LIGHT­ING may be the most fun you can have when you are dec­o­rat­ing a house. Arts & Crafts-era light­ing was de­signed from the be­gin­ning for elec­tric­ity. That led to an ex­plo­sion of forms, both tra­di­tional (based on can­dle­stick or gaslight) and brand new. Com­bin­ing util­ity with beauty like noth­ing else, lamps and fix­tures ex­press style in such beau­ti­ful ma­te­ri­als as brass, nickel, mica, and stained glass. Light­ing may be the most vis­i­ble and af­ford­able way to add pe­riod am­biance and even art to a room. As for hard­ware and metal accessories: ev­ery­thing is avail­able, whether in iron, brass, cop­per, bronze, ce­ramic, or glass. As with fur­ni­ture, design in­flu­ences range from Mack­in­tosh to Stick­ley, with me­dieval and His­panic de­signs in the mix. a

n6SULQJ 6WUHHWo KDQJLQJ Ƭ[WXUH from Old Cal­i­for­nia Light­ing; col­or­ful 1920s–30s glass door­knobs from Van Dyke’s Re­stor­ers; ‘Vene­tian Green’ vase lamp with mica shade in­laid with ginkgo leaves, by con­tem­po­rary artist Wil­liam Mor­ris.

OP­PO­SITE Pe­riod-style light­ing, both util­i­tar­ian and dec­o­ra­tive, adds so much to a re­vival kitchen. THIS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT

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