Thursday, September 15, 2011

Artisan Lamp Co.

The best lighting store by far in the DC area is Artisan Lamp Co. I stopped in there with a client the other day and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you!

Located in Cleveland Park, they specialize in restored antique and vintage light fixtures. I loved this architectural marble lamp. Many of these fixtures are less expensive than new lighting but they have incredible quality and patina that is hard to reproduce - so important for a remodel or update to an older house.

My favorite is this charming little cottage lamp ceiling fixture. It's been in the window for weeks and was what drew me into the store originally - see that price, only $95! I only wish I had a place for it.

There is something for everyone in a multitude of styles, whether it be french lantern, empire chandelier or Baccarat crystal (all in this photo).

I can see this chandelier in a grand dining room and check out the gilded bronze sconce below!This little empire brass sconce was of incredible quality and we picked it up for a master bedroom vestibule.Finding sets of anything antique is generally a challenge, so it was a thrill to find a set of 3 empire torch sconces! We picked these up for a new masculine master bathroom remodel.

I always have my trusty tape measure with me -my key fob! You never know when you'll need one.

While in Cleveland Park, I came across an odd sight on a dry day: water gushing OUT OF THE STREET and into the adjacent drain. I suppose it's simply a broken water pipe but it was a bit odd none the less!

You can visit the Artisan Lamp Company at 3331 Connecticut Avenue, 1 block from the Cleveland Park metro stop.

All pictures via my droid camera phone - I was not approached by the company or compensated in any way for this post. I hope you enjoyed the tour!


Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

What a great resource! Vintage lighting is often so much prettier and full of the character of a past life than newer fixtures.
I thought I was so weird for having a tape measure keychain. I guess I'm in good company.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Kerry, I find I use it all the time -don't you? At least a few times a week. At the very least we're just both weird! lol

Karena said...

Stefan I love this lighting! Very nice. I am feauturing some on my site as well!


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Anonymous said...

Did you investigate the source of the mysterious gushing water further? Will you reveal the results in your next post or will there be a scavenger hunt of clues for us to follow?

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Karena, Thank you!
Anon, I assume the issue is from an underground broken waterpipe. Not very interesting really!

Windlost said...

It looks like it's not too far from Woodley Park - I will plan to visit! I always like a lovely affordable antique find or two, as I likely won't be buying much in Georgetown (most admiring in the antique shops there).


Anonymous said...

These antiques are old

Picture of Elegance Blog said...

One of my favorite lighting showrooms in DC...and the owners are always courteous.

The Devoted Classicist said...

Vintage lighting is always preferred, especially for renovations. And I use no recessed lights for general illumination, only for rare special situations.

Leah Moss said...

it's a great place to have lighting rewired too and fitted with anything lacking in antique lighting (like a missing canopy or chain). I've used them for every rewiring job, and have been so pleased. They know how to look after the details.