Editors' Picks: Lighting for Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and Mid-Century Modern Houses

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Our editors highlight new and classic articles, along with favorite products and current bookstore sales. This week, learn how to select lighting that complements the architecture of your house.

Victorian sconce.

Victorian sconce.

There's no doubt about it: Finding period style lighting has never been more fun, thanks to a market flooded with spot-on reproductions. But this plethora of choices also can leave you racked with indecision, if you're not sure exactly what you're looking for. Our explanations of the best options for a variety of 19th- and 20th-century house styles (including Victorian, Arts & Crafts, and mid-century modern) can help.

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