Things I Like – Lighting Edition

By now, at over 250 posts “in,” I think most of you know I am an interior designer by profession. I love my job – a LOT – but if it has one drawback it is the fact that I am exposed to so many beautiful things every day.

It makes my mind explode sometimes…

I have always LOVED lighting – chandeliers, pendants, table lamps, floor lamps, night lights – ALL of them. Researching lighting for projects is definitely one of my most favorite tasks. So here, in no particular order, are just five of the pendant lamps and/or chandeliers I am currently smitten with – and none will remind you of your Granny’s dining room…

Tom Dixon Etch PendantsTom Dixon Etch Pendant Lamps – images courtesy Tom Dixon

The Etch Pendants are amazing – the pierced polyhedron shapes, combined with the rich metal finishes (stainless steel, brass or copper) make me CRAZY for this fixture…

Falcon Chandelier

Laura Kirar’s Falcon Chandelier by arteriors home – image courtesy arteriors

This bowl-shaped fixture has elements based on the abstract shape of falcon wings, accented with huge glass cabochons. The warm bronze finish is delicious…

Mercury Suspension LampRoss Lovegrove’s Mercury Suspension Lamp for Artemide – image courtesy Artemide

This is not a new fixture, although Ross Lovegrove is one of my all-time favorite designers – and I still think this lamp is magical…

Cindy Lou Who The Cindy Lou Who Crystal Pendant – image courtesy Cyan Design

The Cindy Lou Who Pendant has hand-blown ribbons of cognac-colored Murano glass, with matching cognac crystals and ropes. An old idea treated in a decidedly new way…

Trapieze PendantThe Trapieze 6-Light Pendant image courtesy TREND Lighting

Inspired in part by the dynamic  “chandelier” forms created by glass artist Dale Chihuly, the Trapieze is lighting and art combined (and comes in a few colorways!)

As a designer, for me, lighting is always the soul of any space. I hope you have enjoyed/been inspired by these five favorites of mine. I guess I hope I have helped you “see the light,” LOL!

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