I’m always getting asked for ideas about pendant lights, where they should be placed in the room, how high, the ideal proportions and if I’ve come across any unique fixtures. So….when I was on the hunt today I thought I would do a quick post to show some unique fixtures I am considering for a client. In my case I’m looking for a light that falls under these categories:
- is a primary colour, ideally blue
- is made of glass
- has a unique one-of quality (reclaimed, vintage, handmade or found object vibe)
- has some texture (tactile or visual)
- is between 4-8″ wide and between 4-10″ high
So far I’m considering the aqua blue fixture top/middle light, and the two bottom left and right lights.
The above lights are from LBL lighting
Have you seen any interesting pendants?
As the march housing and decor issues hit the shelves it was evident the predicted “it” colour for spring was going to be green, more specifically mint green. House Beautiful showcased some beautiful interiors that captured this latest trend with lovely green walls, furniture and accessories in varying shades of mint green. I know some generation could do without its return, but done correctly it really is a lovely colour, especially as we enter into spring.
Where this trend would look best: In bright Victorian house, farm house or loft space.
Things to avoid: Adding so many pastels it looks like Easter threw up in your apartment.
Things to try: Layer mint green with various shades of off white, rustic woods, linen fabrics and other material with texture. For light fixtures and hardware do brass or oil rubbed metals with character and incorporate glass and a few reclaimed or antique pieces.
Below are a few images I found online that do a great job of showing just how lovely this colour is. I’ll also try to do something that incorporates this colour and post it in the next few weeks!
Art is always a design staple but an emerging trend for decor this year are full scale wall treatments. The designs range from paint, plaster, wood, wall covering, metals and other materials that create stunning visual affects and showcase as private installation art pieces for home owners.
One of my favourite wall applications is by Urban product and called Dune, the finishes available are gypsum, walnut and concrete and is installed as a wall tile.