Decorating with Mission Style Stained Glass
Mission style, also known as "Frank Lloyd Wright", "Arts & Crafts", "Craftsman", "Prairie" or "Southwest" stained glass is characterized by straight lines forming squares and rectangles. Mission table lamps come with straight-edged stained-glass shades and bases.Their bases are usually in oak or metal castings. Mission is one of the most popular styles today.
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What is "Mission Style"?
The terms Arts & Crafts Style and Mission style are often used synonymously today. They refer to a style of stained glass showcasing a pronounced geometry in design. Not all Mission design fits the classic mold and the lines drawn between Mission, Craftsman, and Arts & Crafts lighting styles are subjective at best.
Yet, to the detailed eye, the style differences are obvious, and what we call Transitional Mission lamps rests comfortably in that gray area.
While debate continues about the true origin of the term "Mission," the style itself remains distinct and popular to this day.
Evolving from English Arts & Crafts roots and intimately related to the American Craftsman movement, Mission was less a philosophy than a look - which can be summed up (and oversimplified, perhaps) as square and rustic.
Combining a square vocabulary with softer curves and profiles drawn from Classical and Colonial sources, Transitional Mission is lighter and more feminine than its related styles, making it especially suitable for rooms that benefit from a less formal approach. Mission stained glass pendants Southwest stained glass ceiling lighting
Mission Style Stained Glass
Mission style stained glass tends to be very different from Tiffany style stained glass. One of the biggest differences is the color. It is very subtle; it takes a lot of its inspiration from the earth, specifically the desert. The colors of the stained glass are usually brown, gold, and amber. Occasionally you might also find green, red, or rich orange.
These colored stained glass lights are meant to go perfectly with simple dark wood furniture and earthy tones. In home design and furnishings it emphasizes natural materials, especially wood.
Their tremendous revival in popularity stems largely from their association with handcrafted elements (though many"'knock offs" are manufactured by machine), a rarity in this technologically advanced age. The stained glass pieces offer an heirloom quality and a patina that deepens with age.
Mission and Arts & Crafts style furnishings and interiors are also typically very durable and classic with a timeless appeal.
Add Mission Style to Your Decor
Adding Mission style stained glass, decor and accessories is a great way to improve the interior design of your home. You can combine Mission and Art Nouveau style items that add warmth with the interesting lines and feel of a Frank Lloyd Wright room.
How about Mission style Rustic Lodge floor lamps or Mission stained glass ceiling lights to "cozy up" your den? Browse floor lamps. Browse ceiling lights. Browse wall sconces.
Adding Mission style sconces to accent your fireplace would certainly add ambiance, as would a stained glass fireplace screen.
Another use of Mission style is outdoor lighting fixtures such as metal and mica sconces outdoor wall lighting. These usually have the look and feel of carriage lamps. They are perfect for garages, entryways and patios.
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Experiencing a resurgence of popularity of Mission lighting in the late 20th century and into the 21st, the Mission-style continues to gain admirers. Emerging from the Arts & Crafts movement in the 1860s, it was a protest against the mass-produced ornate decor of the Victorian Era. To learn more about Mission style.
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