Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

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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Monday, May 9, 2011

something lovely…sea glass

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

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

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?

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