3 keys to lighting your vintage home

  • Do you love flea-market finds that you can update with your own touch of creativity? Does your heart soar when you walk into a room that feels like you’ve stepped back in time? Are you giddy that brass finishes are coming back in style? Are you drawn to antique shops?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, vintage-inspired home accents characterize your unique style in some form or fashion. The good new is, there is no formula for designing a vintage home – so you’re free to bring in your own personal touches! In fact, mixing vintage elements with other styles is increasingly popular in today’s most designer-oriented spaces.
  • So, where does lighting fit into the mix of vintage styling? Here are three ways that your decorative fixtures can take on a vintage vibe.
Image courtesy of Toll Brothers featuring Roxbury entryway fixture and sconces
Image courtesy of Toll Brothers featuring Roxbury entryway fixture and sconces
  • 1. Bedazzled
  • Lights that incorporate clear glass, beads and crystal accents could have come from your grandmother’s dining room – but many fixtures incorporate these elements with an updated, contemporary feel. Coordinating collections including Nissé, Roxbury and Noir speak to this category of vintage elegance.
Draper chandelier in Polished Chrome, Edison lamps
Draper chandelier in Polished Nickel
  • 2. High Shine Finishes
  • There’s nothing that says “old school” quite like re-emergence of gold, brass and chrome finishes. The warmth and visual intrigue these finishes bring to a space are both beautiful and inviting. Penn, Draper and Harmony are three coordinating collections that work well in spaces with mid-century style.
  • Design Tip: Outfit your brass fixture with Edison bulbs for an extra dose of vintage appeal!
Project completed by Masterpiece Design Group. Photography by Studio KW.
Project completed by Masterpiece Design Group. Photography by Studio KW. Featuring Archie pendants.
  • 3. Detailed Glass
  • Prismatic and ribbed glass is a throw-back style that is more popular than ever. The re-emergence of detailed glass shades speak to an earlier time, but pair well with modern home furnishings. Consider Progress Lighting’s Archie, Prismatic Glass and Lucky collections when incorporating this style element into your latest room remodel.