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Reconditioning Antique Fixtures by Walter Jowers Lighting sets the mood in a house. In fact many would argue that lighting choices for a house affect the occupants' physical and mental wellbeing. My old-house lighting philosophy is this: If you're putting in a room full of modern accoutrements, say a sleek kitchen or master bath with Jacuzzi— then put in modem lighting. In a modern room, nothing looks more out of place than "repro" Victorian lighting fixtures, especially those ceiling fans! If you're trying to keep the mood of a room close to the original—a bedroom with Arts & Crafts wallpaper, or a living room with a Craftsman-style tile fireplace— use old lights. Learn about the design vocabulary of a period before