No one could have ever guessed that a boy born in 1867 in the Midwest (in Richland Center, Wisconsin; to be exact) would go on to become one of the greatest architects ever produced by America (to date.) Frank Lloyd Wright defined American architecture, separating it from the traditional Victorian and European styles that were common during that time.
Today, there are more than 300 homes still standing that were designed (and construction overseen) by Frank Lloyd Wright. Some of them have been turned into museums while others are still privately owned. Occasionally, these homes turn up on the market for sale but the vast majority of these sell for a minimum of 800,000; so for most Americans in today’s economy, purchasing one of these gems is out-of-the-question.
Though the homes themselves are expensive, there are many interior design elements that can be incorporated into a new or existing home to help it feel more like a Wright designed home.
Here are a few products out on the web that can help you achieve the feeling of a Frank Lloyd Wright home.
Indoor Lighting: Chandelier
This contemporary/modern chandelier is not specifically influenced or designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, but it’s large round shade and clean lines are all reminiscent of his designs. I can see this particular chandelier hanging over his dining room table in his Oak Park, Illinois home. ($199.65 with free shipping at LightingDirect.com)
This smaller sized outdoor vase is modeled after the vases that Wright designed and displayed on the exterior of his Oak Park, Illinois home and studio. It comes in several colors including pewter, limestone, terra cotta, cream and tan. ($89.00 at FineGardenProducts.com)
Outdoor Lighting: Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Wall Sconces
These outdoor wall sconces are modeled after the stained art glass windows that can be found in a number of homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. They come in three color combinations: yellow and green, yellow and black or green and black. They are also available in several different finishes, which determines the end price of the product. For example, the antique finish is more expensive than the mission brown finish, though these are just two examples of the nine different finishes to choose from. ($297.00 to $341.55 from LightingDirect.com)
Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Clock
This Wright Inspired clock has a modern clock face combined with a stained glass surround. The surrounding stained glass is actually a reproduction of the windows found in the living room of the Ward W. Willits home in Highland Park, Illinois. ($46.71 with free ground shipping from Clockway.com)