Posts Tagged ‘accessories’

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

cmi in the news — New England Home May/June 2012

I am so excited to be included in the May/June issue of New Eng­land Home Mag­a­zine! The "Per­spec­tives" sec­tion offers design­ers a chance to share some of their favorites — in this issue, it is light­ing. My smil­ing face is on page 144, and my light­ing picks are on 144, 146 and 148. If you don't have the mag­a­zine, go get it (and really, frame those pages…)

Or, check out my light­ing picks below:

Niven table lamp from Salgado Saucier

Niven table lamp from Sal­gado Saucier

With its delight­fully Gaudi-esque style, I would use this lamp to add a dose of whimsy to a tra­di­tional liv­ing room.

Chatham floor lamp from Currey and Company

Chatham floor lamp from Cur­rey and Company

This qui­etly styl­ish floor lamp would be equally at home in a tra­di­tional or more mod­ern home. It’s the per­fect com­pan­ion piece that attracts the eye with­out yelling “look at me!”


Brass and chrome Sputnik chandelier from Irwin Feld Design

Brass and chrome Sput­nik chan­de­lier from Irwin Feld Design

This mid-century fix­ture is one of my favorites, here updated with a mix of brass and chrome arms. I would hang it in a small foyer over an antique pedestal table for a vibrant counterpoint.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

light up my life…from Maitland-Smith

Oh, I need a beach house just so I can have this sconce! It's funky, orig­i­nal and slightly off­beat — don't you agree? In antique brass, from Maitland-Smith

octopus wall lamp with nautilus shells from maitland smith

octo­pus wall lamp with nau­tilus shells from mait­land smith

I adore func­tional ele­ments in a home that elicit a smile as you walk by!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

light my fire…from baker

This one is a show­stop­per! The Christal Chan­de­lier from Baker's Arbus Col­lec­tion is lean and nar­row, per­fect for a small space with high ceil­ings. The can­dle bulbs sit within a crown of crys­tal. The fix­ture is 43.75" long with a 13.5" diam­e­ter. Stunning!

baker's christal chandelier from the arbus collection

baker's christal chan­de­lier from the arbus collection

And another lovely piece from the same col­lec­tion, the Coupelle Chan­de­lier. It's an intrigu­ing col­lec­tion of shapes that form a har­mo­nious whole.

baker's coupelle chandelier from the arbus collection

baker's coupelle chan­de­lier from the arbus collection

Which would you pre­fer in your dream home?

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

something lovely…spotted at 1stdibs

We all know ceramic gar­den stools have been the rage in recent years, and def­i­nitely with good cause. They fit indoors and out, and stand up to major wear and tear. Now here's some­thing just a lit­tle dif­fer­ent: 1950's set of four Ital­ian terra cotta pump­kin stools. Aren't they lovely for the right patio? Per­fectly sized for seat­ing or add a round glass top for a smart lit­tle end table.

Italian terra cotta pumpkin stools

Ital­ian terra cotta pump­kin stools

Italian terra cotta pumpkin stools

detail of Ital­ian terra cotta pump­kin stool

Spot­ted at from dealer L'Antiquaire. Visit them in West­port CT to see more of their unique wares.

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