Do you like Early 1930s Modernistic Decor?
On a recent trip to a flea market, we found some really fun light shades for sprucing up home decor.
Every generation considers the styles of their parents and grand-parents to be tired, boring items to be discarded for the “New” more popular styles of the day. Youth always wants to do their “Own Thing”, something which sets them apart from the previous generations.
During the early 30s there were a variety of Art Deco Styles of lighting. My favorite is this modernistic style. The one we found pictured above was the type being made and used in restaurants, office buildings, trains, planes, and even cars. Very few homes were built in the art deco style so modernistic light fixtures and shades were highly desirable decorating accessories to give homes an art deco flair.
Today, this style has skipped a few generations, but has been re-discovered and remains a terrific choice for kitchen and office lighting.
My picture shows the shade we found, along with a couple potential types of light fixtures it can be used in. Deco shades can be found in sizes similar to ceiling fan shades, or in a magnificent 14 inch wide, depending on your desired use.
This type shades are one of my favorites. After walking through our house, I think a couple flush mount fixtures with small deco shades would be terrific in our hall. It’s a simple change which can alter your surroundings, become the focal point of a room and a conversation piece as you tell the design history.