Restored lighting…The fun is in the hunt!

As a designer, I’m completely enamored with period restored lighting.  Besides waking early, lighting a candle and Pinterest in the morning, looking for good lighting companies takes the cake.  I came across Carlson Galleries in Saint Louis  ( Yippee!!!Look it up, look it up! I’ve fallen in love with many pieces, enough to take a trip to there facility to watch the restoring process.  A true history lesson, along with much respect given to the craftspeople who have a love of preserving history and doing it well. My most favorite part of the journey…

You guessed it, the experience



IMG_4935 IMG_4936 of meeting new people and hearing personal stories. I love feeling the design/art circle broaden. I ended up bringing home an antique German cut crystal chandelier that now lives in my entryway.  The story is what I loved…The owner of Carlson Galleries drove to up state New York to disassemble it from a couples home.

On a practical note he shared with me an awesome type of bulb you can use in these fixtures.  You can order them from Amazon.  They really add a beautiful glimmering effect to lighting.  They are prismatic pointed halogen bulbs.  I’m in love with them!

Until soon!


About refoundesign

Hi! I obtained a B.S. in Interior Design with a focus in Art History. After working in computer aided design and years of child rearing the embers of artistic creativity are being rekindled and I've begun working a mix of media including photography, folk art painting, and repurposing vintage finds. I love sharing in the joys and inspiration of other creative bloggers as well. Welcome! Heather
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