After over twenty years as a stylist and designer, in 2008, Michelle James began an extensive renovation of an historic 1899 Brooklyn brownstone. This creative endeavour led to work as an interior design consultant, and to the designing of her own vintage inspired light fixtures to compliment the brownstone while matching her classic, simple design aesthetic.
In May 2010, Michelle displayed one of her fixtures at BKLYN Designs. Requests from interior designers and home furnishing buyers came flooding in, leading to the official launch of her wonderfully chic collection of vintage, repurposed glass lighting fixtures just three months later. The fixtures are various finishes of brass, with a combination of different glass textures, shapes and sizes to recapture the elegance and beauty of times gone by . . .