Colonial Revival

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The newest trend in lighting has historical roots, as manufacturers look back to the early American period for some of their most recent introductions. Using thin, delicate arms and simple shapes, these items bring a comforting, rustic look to the home, perhaps reminding one during stressful times of another period, when the country was new and things seemed simpler.—Andrea Lillo 

 

1 | Hinkley Lighting
The solid distressed wood and steel combination of Hinkley’s Middlefield design has a rustic chic design that exudes a historical feel. The collection includes chandeliers, pendants and sconces. hinkleylighting.com

2 | Quoizel
The Holbrook collection from Quoizel consists of three items, including this 8-light chandelier. In a Tuscan brown finish, the collection is made of steel. quoizel.com

3 | ELK Lighting
The company’s Early American collection within its HGTV Home line uses either turned or milled solid wood to evoke an understated handmade look. The colonial maple finish complements the vintage rust metalwork. elklighting.com

4 | Hudson Valley Lighting
The sleekly tapered, candlestick-bearing torches and cylindrical linen shades of Hudson’s Tioga bring modern balance to the design. Available in aged brass, old bronze, polished chrome or polished nickel finishes and as one- or two-light sconces. hudsonvalleylighting.com

5 | Crystorama
The six-light, colonial-style Amelia chandelier features a large center ball available in two finishes, with thin iron arms and aged ivory bobeches. Whimsical iron work replaces the traditional thick center stem. crystorama.com

6 | Vaxcel
Ideal for standard or low ceilings because of its compact design, Vaxcel’s New England fixture has delicate, twisted arms and is made of steel with a Nobel bronze finish. vaxcel.com