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Swoon worth Pendant lights

I love lighting design but even more I love the process of sourcing a feature light on a project.  It is a great way to introduce colour and/or a sculptural component to a room.

As a designer, I have a couple lighting rules I live by.

1)      Lighting should never be an afterthought. (Meaning, carefully plan your zones, the activities that take place and the amount of lighting you require.) 

2)      Lighting should always be layered. (Meaning, task, general, directional and ambient lighting all need to be considered in a space.)

3)      There should always be one statement light (this may be a splurge) mixed with more functional, affordable but  still aesthetically pleasing lighting (a save).

4)      Lighting control is a must wherever possible. (Meaning, dimmer switches, motion sensors and other devices that allow for light control and power savings.)

Here are a few pendant lights I am currently swooning over.

 Pendant lights- delo loves design

1.(Splurge) Designer: Nat Cheshire -  Parison Pendant Retailer: Klaus I love the subtle colour in the glass,  the shape and scale.

2. (Splurge) Designer:  Tom Dixon – Etch in colour Bronze  Retailer: Klaus I love the sculptural quality and bronze/gold metal finish.

3. (Save) Prism pendant Retailer: West Elm (currently on sale!) I love the sculptural quality and brushed bronze finish gives it  anice touch of drama.

4. (Save) Polished nickel one light pendant Retailer: Royal Lighting I love the sculptural shape, brushed nickel finish and the frosted glass, which is perfect for diffusing light and concealing a power saving bulb.

Thanks for stopping by! Dianne

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Fun finds

With winter in full effect I find I’m drawn to furniture and accessories with a lot of  personality. I loved aged leathers, antiqued woods, ethnic inspired prints, jewel tones and acid green velvet.  A few things that recently caught my eye…….

You can find the Coralie bed and the Kansai book shelf at Anthropologie ~ The multi-panel mirror can be found at West Elm ~ Train tower by heather Braun-Dahl ( a Canadian artist based out of Vancouver) can be purchased through Anthropologie ~ The Indian inspired embroidered fabric, called Meadowmere Sea can be found at Kravet ~ the vibrant paint colours were selected from Sherwin Williams see below for paint chip number and name.

Paint colour specifications:

SW 6712 Luau Green

SW 0064  Blue Peacock

SW 6884 Obstinate orange

SW 6580 Cerise (pink colour)

The feature image is from the Examiner