Vintage light fixtures are all the rage right now as much as they were a hundred years ago. I suspect the steampunks are responsible. Steampunk is a trend that has been in the making since the early 90s that exploded in the mid 2000s. Self proclaimed steampunks all over the states are investing in Victorian furniture and fixtures, and modifying their laptops and cell phones to look like inventions from the late 1800s. Movies such as The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Wild Wild West, or the new Sherlock Holmes capture the spirit of steampunk. If you have a penchant for old world decor, these light fixtures will provide the finishing touches to your home.
The antique gold leaf lantern has such feminine delicacy to it, you would never suspect it was wrought iron. The gold softens it and makes it perfect for a parlor in which to receive guests.
For the dining room, the chandelier from the Paris Flea Market series is a gem that will spark dinner conversation again and again. Its amber colored Murano crystals and dark rust finish are a winning combination.
Decorating with chandeliers will bring antiquity into the home with sheer elegance.
Line the halls with sconces. Upper crust Victorians decorated in excess. This Kordoba wall sconce is absolutely perfect for a vintage enthusiast with its bronze finish.
The candle sconce from the Sutton Collection is finished in Death in Venice Venetian Bronze.
The Roosevelt pendant is draped in crystal. This style of pendant enjoyed remaining in the height of style all the way into the 40s.
This Abbie Collection flush mount looks like a trinket stolen from a faery ring. In your enchanting home from the past, this would be wonderful in a nursery or a sewing room.
The Savoy, finished in antique brass, will cool down your vintage paradise in summer. It’s not quite as grand as this swimming pool from HBO’s hit series True Blood, but it’s a start in the right direction.
There is also the option of fixing a flush mount to the fan annd really dressing up a back patio with vintage lighting. For the old world beauty of excess, you could also line your swimming pool or front walkway with post mounts.
This Sorrento post mount creates an illusion of burning candles inside.
This next post mount by Triarch International is hand painted oil rubbed bronze. These styles are still around because people will always appreciate their beauty. I hope humanity continues to hold on to the artistry of its past no matter how much the world changes through advances in technology.