Monday, January 24, 2011

Extraordinary Lighting


We’re almost at the end of January.  It’s the new year!   Have you made changes for the better?  Have you made your New Year’s resolutions?   Have you lit up your life yet?   No?  Well, let me give you some inspiration.  Let me flood your life with beauty and light!

Here are some beautiful, extraordinary lighting fixtures that are so gorgeous, so inspiring, that songs should be written about them… poems should be penned and definitely… rooms should have to be designed around them!



From Hudson Furniture Inc. 

Design by Baran Baylar
Gloss Nickel Plated Laser Cut Rings and Chains
How gorgeous is this lighting fixture?   It reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady”.  So elegant and regal.   This chandelier screams dinner party!



From Hudson Furniture Inc.

love you love you not
chandelier, conical
steel, swarovski crystals
This fixtur, on the other hand, reminds me of Edward Scissorhands and War of the Roses.   It’s beautiful, but in a very dark, ominous way.   I would love to see this chandelier lit.  The tiny crystals interspersed between those gorgeous black roses probably reflect beautifully.  I can see designing this fixture into a very modern-styled home, or even a retro-inspired d├ęcor.  It would be fun to place it in an unexpected place as well, like a front foyer or large master bath.



From Hudson Furniture Inc.

iron, clear crystals
gloss nickel finish
This wall sconce was so unusual, I had to feature it.  It’s so organic and beautiful.  I love the little candle holder within the wirey tangled mess of iron… all topped off with beautiful crystals of course.


From Hudson Furniture Inc.

floor lamp, iron
gloss nickel
These floor lamps are so fun and so unusual!  I love them!  But, I do want to turn them upside down and start sweeping!



From Hudson Furniture Inc.

ludwig & larsen
Solid Walnut, Blackened Steel, Linen Shade (Brown shown, white also available)
I love this swing arm lamp!  What a great mix of retro and modern, with the drum shade.



QUIN.MGX Chandelier

Part of the Within4Walls Collection since 2006

From Bathsheba Grossman for MGX by Materialise.

These extraordinary starfish shaped balls would be perfect party lighting.  Group a bunch of these on your patio, throughout your pergola or strung across your lawn for a fun summer party. 


Cibola Bone China Pendant Light by Dominic Bromley for Scabetti

Part of the Within4Walls Collection since 2007…..  Part seashell, part planet, part teardrop.  Gorgeous how the light infuses from behind the inner ball.  Made of bone china.



Linz Wall Light

Part of the Within4Walls Collection since 2009

Sometimes simplicity is the best option.  I love the travertine embedded in this chromed steel.  Perfect for hallways, breezeways or covered porches.



Have a wonderful week everyone!


In the beginning there was nothing.  God said, "Let there be light!"  And there was light.  There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.  ~Ellen DeGeneres

What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight.  ~Joseph Joubert


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Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- what amazing lighting! It is all so unique and one-of-a-kind. I love the kiki wall lamp. They are all showstoppers.

designchic said...

What statement unique!!

The enchanted home said...

Amazing what is being done with lighting these days, was at the Paris Maison and Objet show and saw many showstoppers much like what you have here, limitless what they can do. Great post on some unusual fixtures.
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