Tuesday, May 8, 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
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
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
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.
Monday, June 27, 2011
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
I adore functional elements in a home that elicit a smile as you walk by!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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
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
Which would you prefer in your dream home?
Monday, May 9, 2011
What is it about sea glass? Can you pass it by on the beach? Even though I know it is simply broken bottles smoothed by sand and wave, still it is irresistible. I brought home only a small handful from Positano, but looking at it transports me instantly to the rocky beach and its cold waves chasing us back from water's edge.
sea glass from Positano
You can always turn your sea glass into jewelry — an Etsy search turned up an amazing number of creative alternatives. Or you might bring into your home the feeling and color evoked by sea glass with this lovely new lamp from Currey:
lamp from Currey
While the lamp's glass mosaic is not strictly made of sea glass, the spirit of the piece surely is. What about you? How do you bring home memories of your travels and incorporate them into your home?