Archive of ‘Lighting’ category

Show Me 3 // Moravian Star Pendant Lights

Mathematics has never been my forte, but I have a weakness for geometry in design! Apparently the Moravian star started out as a geometry project at a boys’ school in Germany. It came to be produced as a decoration symbolizing Advent, Christmas and the Epiphany. I think one or a grouping can add a festive touch to a hallway or dining area at any time of year. I just put one in a nursery!

prod2700465_E34064082_FHIGH // Moravian Star Pendant // Restoration Hardware // $1100

LA0304DZF-01MID // Superior Moravian Star Light // Shades of Light // $300

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LOW // Glass Moravian Star // ATG Stores // $135

All these pendants are around 18″, and are available in various finishes. Let the magic begin!

Show Me Three // Alabaster Sconce

Alabaster is a translucent stone. When back-lit, its swirling bands of cream and brown are accentuated. Naturally, it lends itself beautifully to lighting fixtures. Here are three sconces, all round in shape, but each one accented by a different metal. Each sconce could skew traditional or contemporary in design, but the overall effect is definitely glamorous. Alabaster Sconce HIGH

HIGH // Iveala Single Sconce in hand-rubbed antique Brass // Aerin // $630

Alabaster Sconce MID

MID // Melange Sconce in Brass // Kelly Wearstler // $525

Alabaster Sconce LOWLOW // Ingram Sconce in Historic Nickel // Hudson Valley Lighting // $180


Show Me Three // Pulley Light Fixture

File this one under Industrial Chic! I am enjoying this lighting trend that incorporates a pulley detail into a pendant light fixture. A lot of times, I like to imagine a grouping of pendant fixtures for visual impact. In this case, one of these babies would make a memorable design statement on its own. Pulley Light 1
HIGH // Porcelain Pendant Pulley Light // Chairish // $1330

Pulley Light 2

MID // Edison Industrial Pulley Light // Bonanza // $700

Pulley Light 3

LOW // Cylinder Adjustable Brass Pulley Light // // $325

Another plus for this kind of fixture is its flexibility. It could be ideal for a space where there may be a dining table under it sometimes (in which case you would want the fixture down about 30″ from the table), but other times people would be moving through the same spot (in which case you would want it much higher).

Show Me 3 // Copper Bell Pendant Light

Copper is the new brass, and since I’m always looking for special lighting pieces, I I keep running into fantastic pendant fixtures like these. Whether it’s a hammered texture, an artful mix of materials, or a sleek and simple finish, the bell shape keeps it timeless. Just line a few up over an island or a bar, and you’ve got yourself a design statement.
35045004_028_bHIGH // Stanley Pendant // Anthropologie // $750

9e8daa79f606a12768d4e6b1b23a947dMID // Copper Lamp // Steve Banken // $325



LOW // Shiny Bell Pendant // Shades of Light // $190

Show Me 3 // Bulb Lamp

I tend to like things that have a stripped-down form but are done in interesting materials, so I’m enjoying this little bulb lamp trend that’s happening right now. They are just the thing to make a diminutive design statement while illuminating a table. Look at these three – each its own cute style and price-point.
e83613a09d3f9c1e4d600ebd89459cc2HIGH // Crystal Desk Lamp // Anthropologie // $350


MID // Ion C-Series // Schoolhouse Electric // $120


LOW // Faceted Wood Bulb Lamp // West Elm // $50

OK, an exposed light-bulb seems a bit fragile, so thoughtful placement is important! I would style one by putting it on top of a stack of books, and make it a subtle focal point on a desk, bedside table or mantle.