I am more of a modernist, but traditional lighting definitely has an allure. Traditional lighting is most associated to crystal, wrought iron and 1900's brass adaptations. It certainly has an elegant, timeless appeal
Let's look at a few applications:
Woodstock, Vermont...wrought iron foyer:
Turn of the century:
Now have a look at a minor detail:
Which is awfully similar to this crystal chandelier at The St. Regis in NYC.
Have another look:
Ceiling medallions are a nice touch. They are also inexpensive to buy as plaster reproductions...I think the range is $150-300.
These are the best traditional pics in my couple weeks of travels...Some pretty interesting products and ideas out there.