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A Look at Lighting & Metalwork: Fixtures, Lamps & Hardware

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.
Arts & Crafts-era lighting

Period-style lighting, both utilitarian and decorative, adds so much to a revival kitchen.

Combining utility with beauty like nothing else, lamps and fixtures express style in such beautiful materials as brass, nickel, mica, and stained glass. Arts & Crafts-era lighting may be the most visible and affordable way to add period ambiance and even art to a room.

Arts & Crafts-style fixtures

Arts & Crafts-style fixtures add ambiance to this bungalow kitchen. 

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.

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