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Don’t tell Joan Crawford, but wire decor is “in,” chic and can be manipulated into a variety of home decor must-haves.
The New Victorian Ruralist has always been genius when it comes to posting images that capture the most modern way to live with antiques and what can, at face value, appear to be everything that can be found in your grandmother’s attic. This modern spin is enticing, haunting and I had to have it for this post!
There is a huge craze for industrial looking home accents whether it be conduit bar stools or wire-caged sconces and rustic style pendants. This aesthetic is a nostalgic look at the past with a contemporary twist.
Wire is a great, malleable material that can bend into just about any form and remain sturdy if the right thickness is used. I love that wire can be used to create something as sturdy as a chair or as delicate as a basket. From practical to whimsical, wire can appeal to just about any aesthetic.
How clever it is to use old wire fencing masks to create a cool and contemporary work of art. It just goes to show that wire can be considered a material for serious art or the functional protector for a bare bulb on bathroom wall lights...a fabulous juxtaposition.
1. La Joya 9" Wide Orbital Bronze Pendant Light
2. Fairplex Bronze 39" Wide Webbed Iron Wall Mirror
3. Industrial Candelabra 3-Light 15" Wide Cage Pendant Light
4. Elton Vintage Brass Finish Iron Wire Accent Table
5. Industrial Cage 14" Wide Dark Rust Wall Sconce
6. Ossining Dark Rust Wire Jar Table Lamp
Photo credit: New Victorian Ruralist
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.