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Interior Decorating: Light Styles

Antique Reproduction Styles
Baroque Style
Empire Style
English Baroque
European Style
Florentine
French Country Style
French Style
French Empire
Gothic Revival Style
Gothic Style
Gothick Style
Historic Style
Medieval Style
Old World Style
Palladianism
Parisian
Queen Anne Style
Queen Anne Revival
Regency Style
Renaissance Style
Rococo Style
Romantic Style
Tudor
Victorian Style

Art Deco Type Styles
Adirondack Style
Art Deco Style
Arts and Crafts
Craftsman Style
Antique Reproduction Early Electric Styles
Lodge Style
Mackintosh
Metro Style
Mission Style
Prairie Style
Shaker Style
Tiffany Style

Art Nouveau Type Styles
Art Nouveau
Organic
Floral

Contemporary Styles
Contemporary Style
Eames Style
Post-Modern Style

Eclectic Styles
Eclectic Style
Ethnic Style
Chinoiserie Style
Greek Style
Island Style
Caribbean Style
Indian Style
Mexican Style
Spanish Style
Classical Revival Style
Ancient Greek
Roman Style
Greek Revival Style
NeoClassicism
Neoclassical Style

Modern Styles
Bauhaus
Biedermeier Style
De Stijl
Hard Edge Style
High Tech Style
Memphis Style
Minimalist Style
New York Style

Oriental Style Types
Oriental
Asian Style
Japanese Style

Rustic Styles
Primitive Style
Rustic Style
Natural Style
Folk Style
Garden Style

Traditional Styles
Americana Style
American Country Style
Century Traditional Style
Colonial Style
Decorator Style
Delft
Early American
English Country Style
Formal Country Style
Formal Traditional Style
New England
Country Style
Swedish

Transitional Styles
California Style
Casual Style
Classics Style

Large Rustic Chandeliers
Large Rustic Chandeliers

Adirondack Style

Log cabin style on a large scale combined with early electric, Arts and Crafts, Craftsman Style. Natural stone, twig filigree, natural textured interior fabrics and wall decor.

Cozy, but elegant, rugged simplicity. Adirondack Style is a rustic style that comes from the history of the Adirondack Park area of New York State's northeastern corner. It is characterized by elements drawn from Native Americans, such as furs and skins, splint basketry and bark finishes combined with Persian carpets and comfort. Tiffany lighting coordinates well with this style.

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Kalco Americana Collection

Americana Style

This is a more formal country style. Americana style is very personal. Sophisticated and elegant this is still a comfortable style drawing on traditional American styles. Traditional or whimsical lighting works well with this style.

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Traditional Chandeliers
Traditional Chandeliers

American Country Style

Informal, unpretentious, a blend of Shaker furniture, Amish quilts, rag rugs and stenciled surfaces. Rough homespun fabrics and milk painted wood.

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Art Deco Chandeliers
Art Deco Chandeliers

Art Deco Style

Glamorous, geometric, Circles, squares, semi-circles, triangles, octagons and cubes repeated in furniture, carpets, rugs, wallpaper, fabrics, tiles and terrazzo Flooring. Motifs included sunrises, stylized trees, flowers, birds, animals, fans and fountains. It borrowed from Aztec, Egyptian and other motifs. Light colored woods, Bakelite, chrome, leather, marble and glass. The Exposition des Art Decoratifs was held in Paris in 1925. This may have marked the beginning of the Art Deco decorating style.

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Art Nouveau Chandeliers

Art Nouveau

Curving organic, sinuous lines. Twisting tendril-like plants, flowing hair. Movement. Drawing on the motifs of the Rococo style, this style is distinctive for it's consistent use of wavy lines. Delicate wrought iron. La Maison de L'Art Nouveau was a shop in Paris in the late 1800s. It specialized in unique modern decorative items. Architect Henri Guimard designed the Paris Metro entrances using this style.

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Arts & Crafts Chandeliers
Arts & Crafts Chandeliers
Natural Iron with Mica Shades

Arts and Crafts

Simple, clean style. Dignified, simple, plainly made by hand. Straight lines, cut-outs, mortise and tenon support, and peg joinery, clean simple construction. The geometric angles and the quarter sawn oak. The Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, North Carolina is a good example of this style. If you have the opportunity to visit, you will see the original part of the Inn, still in this style.

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Oriental Bath Lighting

Asian Style

Asian elements to add to any eclectic or Antique Reproduction decor. Asian influences in lighting with the oriental feel of rice-paper and delicate glass shades. Japanese style drawing influence from Shoji screens. Bamboo can add an Asian feeling to your interior. Oriental is often more opulent, Japanese more restrained with deceptively simple forms. Often Modern or Contemporary lighting can work with Asian influenced interiors.

Holtkotter (Holtkoetter) Classic Bauhaus Swing-Arm Floor Lamps
Holtkotter (Holtkoetter) Classic Bauhaus Swing-Arm Floor Lamps

Bauhaus

Bold vertical and horizontal lines. Modern, efficient, hygienic. Walls are usually white with no baseboards, picture rails or other details. Large windows, lots of natural light. Built-in furniture. Tubular metal.

The Bauhaus design school was founded in Germany in 1919. It's goal was to link art, architecture and design. The Bauhaus school was a powerful force in the Modern Movement.

Black Crystal Chandeliers
Black Crystal Chandeliers

Baroque Style

Decoration, decoration, decoration. Very formal. Lavish and elegant. Ornate, with bold curves and dramatic interiors. Mirrors, carving, gilding, painted paneling. Paintings in ornate plaster or wooden frames. Painted ceilings and walls. Elaborate frescoes, paintings and sculptures. Elaborate pillars and entablatures. Curved vaulted frescoed ceilings.

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Biedermeier Style

This is a very solid, masculine style. This style is simple, pleasant, comfortable and homey. Wood, especially mixed light and dark wood furniture, wood Floors, either parquet or slat. Simple framed pictures used in Series. Metal is usually heavy and unfussy. This is a bold, elegant style. In lighting, look for scale. Colorful enamels and black lacquer also fit in the Biedermeier style.

"Biedermeier: Common in Neoclassical inspired interiors, Biedermeier is a decorative style characterized by the use of rich, exotic wood grains and veneers, often accompanied by black lacquer finishes and/or gilded detailing."

Papa Biedermeier was a cartoon character. Meier is a common German last name and bieder is German for plain.

Large Transitional Chandeliers
Large Transitional Chandeliers

California Style

California Style or California Country Style reflects the history and architectural influences of California. Pulling from the historical influences of Europe, Spanish Colonial and Mission, California style incorporates an airy, light, California freshness. This style, which mixes many influences in a comfortable interior is well suited to Traditional, Antique Inspired or Transitional lighting.

"California "country" style doesn't have to dictate sun-faded colors, faux-rustic furniture, or European country-themed design."

California Cottages: Interior Design, Architecture, and Style
Diane Dorrans Saeks, Alan Weintraub

Small Transitional Chandeliers
Small Transitional Chandeliers

Casual Style

Unpretentious and easy to live with. This is the perfect lighting for a family-friendly home. Family rooms, eat-in kitchens, casual entertaining, open space. A hallmark of casual style is mixing varied styles and motifs for a fun, casual, comfortable room. Contemporary chandeliers and transitional lighting and lighted ceiling fans work well with this style.

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Transitional

Large Traditional Chandeliers in Antique Brass, Pewter, Polished Brass and more
Large Traditional Chandeliers in Antique Brass, Pewter, Polished Brass and more

18th Century Traditional Style

Mixing traditional English, French, and American furniture from this era to create a formal, elegant interior, 18th Century Traditional Style reflects the well crafted furniture available from the 17th to the 19th century. Think darker, richer wood, with a more polished finish than many other styles. Draperies are more formal and tailored, often fringed. Beds are piled with pillows. Fabrics are opulent, damask, tapestry or needlework. Lighting is formal and traditional. Antique Reproductions lighting works, too. Fine wood framed mirrors and paintings accessorize walls.

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Oriental Pendants
Oriental Pendants

Chinoiserie Style

European designers interpreted Chinese art drawing on the disciplines and traditions of the previous centuries. Chinese Chippendale is a perfect example of this style. Motifs included pagodas, dragons, lotus flowers and the rose medallion. Ornate stucco and wood carving, wallpaper and fabric. Black and red lacquer. This style can be traditional and heavy or delicate and whimsical.

Chandeliers with Downlights
Chandeliers with Downlights

Classics

The standbys, the necessary lighting. Chandeliers, wall sconces, Floor lights, Table Lamps, outdoor lighting, path lighting, landscape lighting, everything you need to light your home. Some lighting just mixes with every style.

Reproduction Chandeliers
Antique Reproduction Chandeliers

Classical Revival Style

Classical Revival Style can feature heavy molded glass bowls with urn or bellflower swag design. Reflecting classic order and symmetry, Classical Revival Style may have strong Greek and Roman motifs such as Medusas, ram' s heads, festoons, and simple foliated borders.

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Fine Art Lamps Greek Revival Sconce from the Kenwood House Collection and other Reproduction Wall Brackets
Fine Art Lamps Greek Revival Sconce from the Kenwood House Collection and other Antique Reproduction Wall Brackets

Classical or Ancient Greek and Roman Style

Ancient Greek Style is marked by simplicity. Columns are as vertical supports for horizontal beams, stone and marble. Think beauty through attention to line and proportion, harmonious.

Roman Style adds brick and cement, domes, arches and vaults. It is larger in scale, more florid and ornate.

Chandeliers and other lighting in the Ancient Greek or Roman Style fit in with the Greek Revival architecture often found in public buildings. Classical style favors incorporating ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman motifs.

Holtkotter Colonial Brass Chandeliers & Sconces
Traditional Brass Chandeliers & Sconces

Colonial Style

This American Traditional Style includes several design styles from the colonial period of history in the United States. They draw influences from the areas the colonists came from, such as English, French, Spanish, Dutch and German design. Later, Colonial Revival architecture drew from these earlier influences to make an American nationalistic design style. This tries to follow the styles popular around the Revolutionary War. It features elaborate moldings, decorative crown pediments and ceiling medallions and domes. Antique Reproduction early electric or gas lighting and traditional brass fit in well with this style.

Colonial Revival lighting and accessories often feature eagle, cannon or drum motif. The colonial period in the Caribbean is another source for design inspiration.

Contemporary Chandeliers
Contemporary Chandeliers

Contemporary Style

Less is more. Brushed finishes with sleek design lines are characteristic of this style.

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Small Rustic ChandeliersSmall Rustic Chandeliers

Cottage Style

Small scale. Mixing antiques, especially pine, with patchwork quilts, handmade items, antiques and flea market finds. This style is comfortable, livable.

 

Country Style

Informal and comfortable. Warm and welcoming. Stained or natural wood, especially pine. Furniture, Floors, even wall paneling may be given a white pickled finish or a pale wash of color and distressed to look old.

Simple furniture, often whimsical. Natural materials, such as wood, stone, slate, rush, cane, cotton. Small floral prints, gingham and lace. Patchwork for pillows or spreads. Flat paint or small patterned wallpaper for wall treatments.

Craftsman Style

Simple, clean style. Dignified, simple, plainly made by hand. Straight lines, cut-outs, mortise and tenon support, and peg joinery, clean simple construction. The geometric angles and the quarter sawn oak

The Grove Park Inn, in Asheville, North Carolina is a good example of this style. If you have the opportunity to visit, you will see the original part of the Inn, still in this style.

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Antique Reproduction, Traditional & Art Deco Style Mirrors

Decorator Style

This carefully coordinated coordinated style remains true to a single approach. This is the opposite of eclectic. A single style is adhered to throughout the entire visual area, a room and adjoining visible areas, even the entire house remains consistent to a single design style. This style can vary, but is often a traditional style. Fabrics, accessories and lighting are all carefully chosen to repeat a single theme. Metal finishes are carefully coordinated.

Traditional Blue & White Holland Delft Chandeliers
Traditional Blue & White Holland Delft Chandeliers

Delft Style

Holland is famous for Delftware, or Delft pottery. This blue and white pottery is made in and around Delft in the Netherlands. Delftware includes pottery objects of all kinds dishes, vases, pots, jugs, accessories and tiles. Deft Style works well in many interiors. Because this was a popular import in the colonial period, it is authentic to Colonial Style. It's bright and fresh appeal work well with whimsical, country and traditional design.

The Holtkotter Delft Series combines cobalt blue and white porcelain and brass with beauty and style. All porcelain parts are hand-painted and imported from Holland. The solid brass parts are manufactured in Germany by Holtkotter (Holtkoetter) Leuchten and exhibit the excellent Holtkotter (Holtkoetter) quality. Ring finial is standard in this Series.

Contemporary Large Chandeliers
Large Contemporary Chandeliers

De Stijl

Abstract rectangular forms in primary colors. Clean-cut, no moldings, continuous horizontal windows. "De Stijl" is Dutch for "The Style" It is also known as Neoplasticism.

Look for lighting with straight lines and primary colors.

Small Contemporary Chandeliers
Small Contemporary Chandeliers

Eames Style

Charles Eames and Ray Eames

 

Early American

Antique Reproduction Early Electric Styles

Eclectic Chandeliers
Eclectic Chandeliers

Eclectic Style

This is the style for people that don't want to follow the rules. Mix and match from a variety of styles that appeal to you. This style can include elements from any style. It can mix pattern and color, shapes and motifs.

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Empire Style

French interiors of the 19th century reflected the Empire building of Napoleon. Strong classical influence. Gilt and ormolu.

The campaign tent inspired tented ceilings, draped windows, beds, even chairs. Brilliant colored silks, draped and pleated. Egyptian motifs such as lotus leaves, obelisks, winged disks and sphinxes, as well as winged lions and other emblems of the conquered cultures.

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Antique Reproduction Crystal Chandeliers
Antique Reproduction Crystal Chandeliers

English Baroque

 

English Country Style

Larger scale. Molded window and door frames. Traditional fireplaces and mantels. Large scale floral patterns, such as cabbage roses are repeated in wallpaper and chintz fabric used for windows, upholstery and slipcovers. Muted, faded colors, dark wood or painted furnishings. Window treatments and soft furnishings are ruffled, fringed or trimmedium

 

Ethnic Style

Ethnic elements to add to any eclectic or Antique Reproduction decor.

 

European Style

Antique Reproduction lighting styles.

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Fen Shui

 

Florentine

 

Folk Style

Handmade whimsical lighting.

 

Formal Country Style

 

Formal Traditional Style

Brass and glass, ceiling medallions.

Antique Reproduction Small Chandeliers
Antique Reproduction Small Chandeliers

French Country Style

"The elegance of a French country estate, without any of the traditional French pretentiousness."

Rich color, texture and ornament. Overflowing, but never cluttered or overpowering. Lavish yet comfortable.

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French Empire

 

French Style

Sophisticated and luxurious. Colored marble for Floors and ceilings. Jewel tones, emerald green, garnet red. Fountains, vaulted ceilings, trompe l'oeil murals, ornately framed paintings, mirrors, tapestries, sterling silver. Plasterwork and wood carvings.

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Garden Style

Cheerful natural style lighting.

 

Gothic Revival Style

More serious, based on archeological study. Stone, instead of cast iron and plaster. Frequently used in public buildings.

Antique Reproduction Chandeliers
Antique Reproduction Chandeliers

Gothic Style

The elegant pointed gothic arch illustrates this style. Gothic architecture is identifiable by vaulting, buttressing and the pointed arch, which eliminated the need for thick, load-bearing walls.

Mostly seen in cathedrals still standing all over Europe, the large, soaring space defines this style. Gothic buildings, built primarily of stone, use color, stained glass, natural light, arched windows. Decoration, ornamentation, flowing stone tracery. Quatrefoil, trefoil and barred windows.

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Gothick Style

Amusing small scale use of gothic style. Charming, picturesque. Cast iron and plaster instead of natural materials. Pointed arches, vaulted ceilings, slender piers and trefoiled tracery windows.

Alabaster Chandeliers
Alabaster Chandeliers

Grand Style

This style is well suited for large areas, but can also be accomplished by careful use of quality materials on any scale. This style can be quite opulent and looks expensive and luxurious. Classy materials and finishes are carefully selected to give a posh exclusive effect. The elements of this style can be quite costly, but because the elements are well-appointed and less lavish, a magnificent effect can be reached with less investment than you might think.

 

Greek Revival Style

Plainer, more severe than Classical. More intimate and informal. Clear, pale colors, narrow friezes, plain, lower ceilings.

 

Greek Style

This is a clean simple style. Similar to Caribean and Island Style, this combines natural elements, beautiful colors and comfort.

Fluorescent Chandeliers
Fluorescent Chandeliers

"Green" Lighting

Green lighting is a trend toward energy efficient and environmentally friendly lighting. There are little things we all do every day that can help reduce greenhouse gases and have a less harmful impact on the environment. One good choice is Fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent lighting can be four to six times more efficient than incandescent bulbs. A 15-watt Fluorescent bulb may produces as much light as a 60-watt incandescent bulb. Compact Fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) last 10 times longer than a standard bulb and use at least two-thirds less energy. Green Lighting benefits everyone. Lower Energy Bills, Brighten Rooms. Go Green

Modern Chandeliers
Modern Chandeliers

Hard Edge Style

Clean, clean, clean. No clutter. Cool sophisticated industrial chic. Simple geometric shapes, minimal colors, a variety of textures.

 

High Tech Style

This style is characterized by a technological glitter of chrome and space-age glass. Buildings in this style deliberately expose their engineering and technology.

 

Historic Style

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Indian Style

Indian architecture had an influence on style in the mid 1800s.

Indian motifs and design elements drawn from Indian palaces, homes monuments inspired lodges, pavilions, gateways and houses in England.

Indian themes have been used primarily in public places, such as movie houses and hotels. This style is characterized by elaborate carvings and beautiful colors, as well as Indian motifs such as palm trees and elephants.

 

Industrial Style

Eclectic Large Chandeliers
Large Eclectic Chandeliers

Informal Style

 

Island Style - Caribbean Style

Bright, cheerful and colorful. This style can reflect anything from the plantation manors to the colorful painted houses. The Creole heritage blends colors and styles in a casual happy style with decorative touches that make up a tropical Pacific island or Caribbean island.

 

Japanese Style

Discriminating, minimalist, clean and uncluttered. Not symmetrical. White and cream natural fabrics, touches of black or red. Plants. Shoji screens, futons, Floor cushions, low Tables, lacquer.

 

Lodge Style

Adirondack Style, sometimes referring to a lighter California Lodge Style. The house in Seabiscuit looked like Lodge Style to me.

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Mackintosh

British variation of the Art Nouveau style. More restrained and refined. Angular, upright and stripped down. Less curvilinear and excessive. Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh used elongated forms, pastel colors and less extreme curves.

He used stylized flower and plant shapes. Architectural elements were less ornamented, often unframedium

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Large Antique Style Crystal Chandeliers

Medieval Style

 

Memphis Style

Fun, non-functional details. Intentionally artificial.

Started in Milan, a group of designers from Italy, Japan, America and Britain developed furniture, fabrics, ceramics and glass in fun materials and colors.

 

Metro Style

Curving organic, sinuous lines. Twisting tendril-like plants, flowing hair. Movement. Drawing on the motifs of the Rococo style, this style is distinctive for it's consistent use of wavy lines. Delicate wrought iron.

La Maison de L'Art Nouveau was a shop in Paris in the late 1800s. It specialized in unique modern decorative items.

Architect Henri Guimard designed the Paris Metro entrances using this style.

 

Mexican Style

Color, color, color. Ethnic interior design, Mexican handicrafts. Distressed painted furniture mixed with antiques. Simple, robust country Tables, weathered storage trunks, and sculptured sugar molds. Classic, timeless charm and character. This works equally well in a restored adobe or a city apartment.

 

Minimalist Style

Less is More. Never untidy or cluttered. The bare minimum. No decorative frills, no pieces too bold. Severe and rectilinear. Natural or manufactured materials are smooth and hard. This style is characterized by smooth wood, leather, stone, linoleum, plastic, steel and chrome. Black, white, cream, taupe and grey. Shades instead of curtains. Built-in and concealed furniture.

 

Mission Style (California Mission Style)

With it's roots in Moorish Spain. This style draws on classic missions of New Mexico and California. It is reminiscent of Arts and Crafts style, but with a distinctive cultural flavor. It is characterized by adobe, natural elements and color.

Mission Revival, Pueblo Revival, and the more elaborate Spanish Colonial Revival are all variations of this style.

Fine Art Lamps Villa 1919

Large Modern Chandeliers
Large Modern Chandeliers

Modern Style

Cool and understated. Metal and glass. Industrial components in a domestic setting. Stream-lined, clean. Functional, without ornament or decoration. Simplicity. Big, simple, open spaces. Space, proportion and smooth surfaces. Frank Lloyd Wright developed simple horizontal lines, low open rooms, bare, uncluttered, comfortable spaces. Le Corbusier introduced the Five Points of Architecture, "Les Five Points d' Une Architecture Nouvelle" in 1926. These are repeated all over the web, so I won't repeat them here.

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Natural Style

Lighting using natural materials, such as wood, mica, leather and stone.

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NeoClassicism

This style was a reaction to the curvy excesses of Rococo. Elegant and restrained. White ceilings, pastel blue, green and grey. Square lines. Greek or Roman style doors, windows, paneling and mirrors combined with columns and friezes. Decorative motifs included wreaths, ribbons, swags, laurels, acanthus and trophies. Elegant mantels, large mirrors.

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Neoclassical Style

Graceful, light, slender and elegant. Painted, papered or fabric for wall treatments. Plaster cornices.

 

New England

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Modern Chandeliers

New York Style

A trendy modern urban style.


Large Antique Style Chandeliers

Old World Style

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Oriental Chandeliers
Oriental Chandeliers

Oriental Style

 

Medallions, Rims and Domes from Focal Point and moreĀ >> Palladianism

Elegant and delicate. Simple styles with quality workmanship and materials. Cabriolet legs, claw feet. Beautifully finished wood. Ornate, with gilt, marble, mirrors and large-scale decorative furniture, while still simple and classical.

Andrea Palladio was an Italian architect. He studied classical Roman architecture and brought this style to his careful use of steps, columns, arches, columns and domes. Palladio sought to return to "correct" classical proportions. The influence of his architecture is found all over the world; especially in Italy, England, Ireland, North America and the West Indies. Palladio is by no means the first or only architect to look to the classical architecture for inspiration. But he published, explained and illustrated his designs, which became the standard from around the 1570's to1830's and has endured till this day.

For lighting, select from our Antique Reproduction styles. Be very careful with proportions, especially scale. Don't be afraid of larger scale pieces. The scale of the chandelier or ceiling light needs to match the scale of the room. Higher ceilings need proportionately larger scale lighting, both in width and Height.

Antique Reproduction Small Crystal Chandeliers
Small Antique Reproduction Crystal Chandeliers

Parisian

 

Post-Modern Style

Colorful, amusing, referencing many architectural and design styles. Smaller scale spaces. Ornament and decoration that works modern materials and production methods without being lifeless. Permissive, relaxed, this style can be playful, even funny.

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Prairie Style

Refreshing spacious rooms with large windows to bring the outdoors in. The colors of prairie autumn. Simple, built-in furniture. Frank Lloyd Wright and a group of young architects in Chicago began this style. Living in harmony with nature. A more relaxed style of living, serene simplicity

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Primitive Style

Handmade whimsical lighting.

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Queen Anne Style

Oriental influence and curvilinear design.

 

Queen Anne Revival

White painted sash windows, curly gables, pretty balconies, molded terra cotta and brickwork. Wood details.

 

Regency Style

Low, horizontal lines. Simple, solid shapes, gentle curves, restrained reeding and fluting. Saber leg. Egyptian motifs, such as lotus leaves, obelisks, winged disks and sphinxes.

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Renaissance Style

Based on the Roman versions of the Classical Orders (rules of proportion and decoration for the columns and beams of buildings). This style drew freely from newly discovered archeological discoveries for sources in experimenting with proportion and detail.

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Rococo Style

A reaction to the excesses of Baroque, intimate, informal. Elegant, but convenient. Lively and imaginative, this underrated style brought energy and elegance to European painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts.

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Romantic Style

Easier to keep up than Victorian, this is a feminine and comfortable style. A cheerful combination of fabrics, furniture styles, and accessories. Lovely faded floral prints combined with antique linens.

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Rustic Chandeliers
Rustic Chandeliers

Rustic Style

Drawing on the traditions of western living. This style uses native materials, handmade textures. This style is perfect for cabins.

Antlers, wood and natural materials and textures are characteristic of this whimsical style.

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Shaker Style

Plain, plain, plain. Natural wood or wrought iron. Not ornamented.

 

Spanish Style (Spanish Colonial)

Don't think Spain, think Spanish colonial churches of the Southwest. Spanish Revival style is characterized by terra cotta, mission style.

Fine Art Lamps Villa 1919

Crystorama Swedish Gustavian Style Wall Sconce with a ribbon and bow motif
Crystorama Swedish Gustavian Style Wall Sconce with a ribbon and bow motif

Swedish or Gustavian Style

Sweden's long dark dreary winters had a strong influence on Swedish Style. Glass, crystal, mirror and polished metal was used to increase the light from candles. To achieve this look in your home, look for lighting with the look of candles. White candle sleeves are more authentic. Crystal chandeliers and sconces, silver, brass or pewter finishes. Painted wood and china are also consistent with Gustavian Style. Another authentic look is a lantern style pendant with clear glass held in a brass frame with white candle sleeves. Also look for wall sconces in crystal, wood or metal with a decorative motif such as a bow.

"With its emphasis on light-infused interiors and fresh painted surfaces, Swedish interior design is easy to live with, traditional and yet contemporary in its appeal."

Swedish Style: Creating the Look
By Katrin Cargill, Frances Lincoln Ltd, Christopher Drake

Kichler 1-Light Tiffany Mini Pendant
Kichler 1-Light Tiffany Mini Pendant

Tiffany Style

Tiffany lamps really coordinate with many styles of decorating. From the beautiful flowers and organic forms of art nouveau to the rigid straight lines of Prairie Style and Mission Style, Tiffany stained glass lighting can bring a touch of warmth and color to any room. Heirloom quality Tiffany lamps or Tiffany pendants will never go out of style. A Tiffany lamp, pendant, sconce, wall bracket or chandelier features a stained glass shade soldered together usually with copper foil. We've seen some of the originals on the Antiques Road Show. You may not be able to afford an original Tiffany Lamp, but there are Tiffany Antique Reproduction Lamps that adhere closely to original Tiffany designs. Price points vary, as does workmanship, but there are Tiffany lamps for every budget. Although some consider Tiffany chandeliers too colorful, the brilliant colors enhance many interiors. Other stained glass Tiffany Antique Reproductions have relatively muted colors.

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Traditional Crystal Chandeliers
Traditional Crystal Chandeliers

Traditional Style

Traditional includes a Wide range of period styles. This is a formal and dignified style.

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Transitional Chandeliers
Transitional Chandeliers

Transitional Style

Transitional style combines the contemporary and traditional. Contemporary lighting is inspired by familiar traditional styles.

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World Imports Chandelier from the Cardiff Collection

Tudor Style

Tudor Style is similar to Gothic Style. Furniture is substantial and highly ornamented in this Old English style. Complement Tudor Style decorating with lighting that incorporates wrought iron and appears to be lit by candles. Look for items that feature a heraldic sign, crest or coat-of-arms. Any emblem or device that reflects the period can be incorporated in Table or Floor lamps. Arches are another design element of the period. Look for pendants with an integrated arch appearance. Recessed lighting can provide ambient light, without distracting from your decorative style.

Venetian Chandeliers
Venetian Chandeliers

Venetian Style

Venetian Chandeliers and Murano Chandeliers as well as Venetian sconces, Murano Table Lamps and other blown glass lighting are available in various styles. Traditional Venetian Chandeliers have been produced for centuries. Now, though, more modern and contemporary Venetian chandeliers and coordinating lighting is available. Although originally made in Venice, these glass making techniques are now used elsewhere and Venetian-style chandeliers are now produced in other Italian cities, in other parts of Europe or other areas. Barovier & Toso, Pauly, Seguso, Venini and other Murano glass blowing factories produce some of the most beautiful lighting in the world. These polished reflective glass chandeliers are not only beautiful to look at, they shed light beautifully, casting a refracted diffused light throughout the room. Hand-made blown-glass chandeliers are an investment that holds value. These timeless pieces never look dated or mass-produced. They are available in many color combinations and sizes.

Antique Reproduction Small Crystal Chandeliers
Small Antique Reproduction Crystal Chandeliers

Victorian Style

Pretty rooms crammed with furniture, ornaments, Collections, paintings and photographs. Stenciling and wallpaper are characteristic of this style. Printed pastoral scenes were popular for wall treatments and soft furnishings. Lace, knickknacks, roses and other flowers. This is a romantic and luxurious style.

Think elegantly faded charm, cane, wrought iron, black and white checked Floor. More is more. Crystal chandeliers.

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Eclectic Crystal Chandeliers
Eclectic Crystal Chandeliers

Whimsical Eclectic

This light hearted lighting makes you smile. These are the special pieces you won't see everywhere. A single whimsical piece can make a statement in an otherwise traditional room. Using eclectic unique chandeliers can really complete an artful interior. Bohemian wall brackets, even bath lighting can really be timeless, since it will never look mass marketed.

Glass Chandeliers, Traditional and Contemporary Venetian Chandeliers
Glass Chandeliers, Traditional and Contemporary Venetian Chandeliers
Contemporary Chandeliers
Contemporary Chandeliers

Rustic Chandeliers

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