When was stained glass made?Stained glass has been used in buildings and ornaments for over 1000 years, especially in Catherals and Churches. One of the best known designers and artisans in this field is Louis Comfort Tiffany who designed and developed lighting products featuring stained and art glass at his studios in New York from the late 1800s.Tiffany is the artist probably most associated with Art…
The look and feel of a restaurant will be determined by a variety of elements of it’s interior and exterior design. One of the design features with the strongest impact will be the restaurant lighting. The style and the brightness of the light given out by your restaurant light fittings presents a challenge to some venues.
Without using period style accessories including period lighting in your Victorian home renovation, the whole renovation can end up looking cheap and badly done. The finishing touches are those that make the most impact on the viewer. So period light switches and a period chandelier will make more of an impression than your choice of floor stain. Many Victorian features that you are wishing to restore or replace can be ornate and…
Victorian reproduction lighting is very popular for those people wishing to restore a period property. The Victorian era was the first era where electric lighting existed, and the Victorians certainly made the most of it with a wealth of brass, crystal and glass lighting designed and made. Some amazing examples of Victorian antique lighting exist. But it is better to buy antique Victorian lighting or reproductions?
Victorian lamps and shades were widely used, and usually Victorian lamps were placed on a small side table by the side of each chair in the parlour where people might read, knit, or sew. This gave a bright pool of light in the important spot where it was required for close up work. Lamps continue to be used in this way. We tend to use a large overhead light to provide general illumination in the room with specific pools of light provided…
When it comes to house renovations, missing out period light sockets and switches and opting for cheap plastic ones can really let your house renovation down. Something that can really make a difference to the finish of your period property is using brass sockets and switches which needn’t be cost prohibitive.
Good quality Victorian chandeliers are expensive and should be viewed as an investment for your home. If you choose a classic chandelier, you will be able to take it from house to house with you if you choose to and it should last you and your offspring a lifetime or more.
Choosing bathroom lighting and the correct positioning for lights can be tricky. The bathroom is a room where lighting needs to be bright to enable activities to be carried out with ease. There is nothing worse than plucking ones eyebrows in semi darkness with inadequate bathroom lights.
When choosing Victorian interior lighting for your period home, there are many different factors to consider. One of the most important considerations for interior lighting and ambiance of the room and having the right amount of light for the activity that goes on it that room.