Hacienda Style Lighting

Originally posted on Forged Iron:
Hacienda style lighting includes handmade iron chandeliers, wall sconces and outdoor lanterns. As the term hacienda in itself defines the style, there are many designs available as well as new once constantly being invented. The history of hacienda style lighting reaches beginning of colonial period in Americas when Spanish arrived.…

Forged Iron Hacienda Hardware

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Forged iron hardware in hacienda style is quite unique. Hardware is a copy of original old Spanish designs that originated in Europe long before discovery of Americas. At the present day very little forged iron hardware is produced on the old continent and the US. The only source still cultivating the…

Forged Iron Chandeliers from Mexico

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Mexico is the best source of old world forged iron chandeliers. Since Spanish conquest new arrivals began building in the new world cities based on plans drawn in Europe. Any construction at the time either churches or public included all decorative elements used back home. Illumination fixtures were a big part…

Decorative Iron Garden Door

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What a great idea to add hacienda accent to the back yard by installing a decorative forged iron garden door. It doesn’t have to be necessary an entry door but together with a piece of brick wall simply an interesting architectural element in the middle of your garden. Once glass…

Hacienda Forged Iron Door

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Forged iron door decoration in hacienda style are common down in Mexico and Southern United States. The style was used and is still in use for typical Spanish residential and public architecture. Decorative door forged iron elements serve two purposes. They are adding extra protection for door windows and are…

Forged Iron Balcony Railings

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Mexico is a source of forged iron balconies and railings in old European style. Some forged iron designs may by too expensive to produce in the US due to labor intensity so more and more contractors and luxury house builders look for their supply down South of the border. There…

How a Copper Range Hood is Made?

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A question how copper range hoods are made pops up regularly when we are discussing with our clients custom work. In general, all Rustica House copper range hoods are made of wrought iron base covered with hammered or smooth metal. It can be copper, zinc or iron as well as…

Black Iron Decorations

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Black iron can be used in many places around the house. Down in the Southern USA along Mexican border whee there is a great influence of Spanish heritage the iron is used for handmade kitchen, living room and bathroom accessories. Often, a dining tabletop is made of copper or zinc…

Hammered Copper in a House

Originally posted on Hammered Copper:
Hammered copper can be used for all kinds of house improvement project. You can use in a bathroom, kitchen and dining room. Most often furnishings made of copper used today are vent hoods, sinks, tabletops and bathtubs. Hammered copper comes in various finishing configurations including patina colors, hand polished or…