Vintage Sconces

Vintage Lighting for Toronto Eatery Adds to Quirky Atmosphere

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Vintage Lighting for Toronto Eatery Adds to Quirky Atmosphere
When we look at examples of vintage design, we often find individual pieces used as accents within a space such as a piece of industrial furniture in the corner or holophane glass pendants hanging over a kitchen island. Using these accents is a great way to add character and history to a more modern space without going full bore into the vintage look. The Smith Restaurant in Toronto, however, has no problem completely embracing the vintage theme in their space which is located in a three-story Victorian home. Antique mirrors, distressed Persian rugs, mismatched place settings, and rough hewn wooden counters all contribute to the introspective and... Read More

Vintage Sconces Add Soft Touch of Light to Halls, Walls & Baths

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 | 0 comments

Vintage Sconces Add Soft Touch of Light to Halls, Walls & Baths
Of all the lighting options out there, wall sconces have the longest history. From caves to castles to condos, ambient light has been a staple of most homes for centuries. Starting out as flaming torches and evolving into safer, candle-lit fixtures in medieval castles that had little natural light, wall sconces brighten dark corners and long hallways providing safe passage and a pleasant glow. Wall sconces are a logical choice for spots where a pendant or floor lamp would be too obtrusive. Closets, hallways, and bathrooms are all perfect places for a touch of light. Sconces are also a nice alternative to angle shades for highlighting artwork, a menu, or other signboard.... Read More

Architectural Brass Lighting in a Beach-Inspired Bedroom

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Architectural Brass Lighting in a Beach-Inspired Bedroom
Although it’s impossible to tell from the photo, this inviting space must be close to a shoreline where lapping waves would lull any person who rested here right to sleep. Drawing heavily on nautical blue hues, this bedroom is definitely inspired by the beach with the blues nicely complemented by the white accessories like the pillows and the bench. The dark brown pull shade adds a warm touch of color while the blue-and-white striped fabric draped along the ceiling lends an interesting texture to the space. ... Read More