Over the course of several months, I have been debating over lighting for my newly renovated office. I can only envision a chandelier, one that is worthy of looking at for hours, and hopefully inspiring the bright light of inspiration. My search has taken me to different showrooms from NYC to Atlanta when I’ve had a little spare time, and a break from writing and traveling. The ceilings aren’t high, and the room isn’t large, so my choices have been dwindling like the window of time I’ve given myself to make a decision. I’ve never subscribed to the school of thought “go big or go home.” Because for some of us, it’s all about scale. Blame it on my design school education. I once was at a friends house in Washington, DC and she had a 72″ round dining table with a chandelier overhead the same circumference as the table. Needless to say, I had my fellow dinner guests repeat themselves on several occasions because my focus was on how disproportionate the light was to the table. Her designer believed in the bigger, the better, and all I saw was a huge distraction centered over what was probably a very tasty meal.
The only time I think “go big or go home” applies is if you still subscribe to an 80’s hairstyle, otherwise don’t do it. So while my search has uncovered many contenders, they were all too big for the space. But not for our dining room. Which means that I may have to resort to hiring an attorney to assist me in convincing Mr. B that we need some new lighting (chandeliers). What is the status of the lighting for my office? Well, the search continues. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the latest lighting introductions that I know you will love.
1// The Cherry Bomb Cage Chandelier by Lindsey Adelman. Made of brushed brass with hand-blown globes of white rolled in gold foil.
2// The Erikson Rectangular Chandelier by Currey & Co. Interlocking cubes supply the Erickson Rectangular Chandelier with its geometric appeal and unique vision.
3// Element by Corbett Lighting. This molecular fixture, is hand-crafted from iron and finished in Vienna bronze. The design features a variety of gleaming orbs branching from round centers.
4//Dore Chandelier by Uttermost-An elegant square pendant in a rich gold leaf finish.
5//Harlow Brass Chandelier by Gabriel Scott Distinguished by angular forms and the use of laser cut metal, Gabriel Scott designs are handmade in Quebec.
6//Agnes Chandelier by Lindsey Adams Adelman. The modular system is a riff of an old world candelabra. In this version, glowing glass tubes replace the candles. Articulated joints allow the glass to be arranged in a multitude of ways.
7//Gemma Chandelier by Hinkley Lighting. This mini chandelier’s rectangular crystal prisms and bronze frame create an interesting lighting focal point.
I hope you enjoyed some of my picks from the latest in lighting introductions. Also, I’m a regular contributing writer for several brand blogs-Caesarstone’s “Interior Collective,” and DXV’s “Decade 15 Magazine.” You can follow me there for more design inspiration.
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