With color being a key component of an interior, I love seeing all of the color matching options available today. Not only will you have a piece in a color that is well-suited for the interior, you will also, most likely, have created something that no one else has. Companies are realizing customization and personalization are the name of the game, and can help differentiate their assortment by offering this added depth and design appeal. Many companies like Oomph are offering pieces in custom finishes in Benjamin Moore colors, where you provide a paint chip name and you are off to the races. I noticed at High Point Market that the lighting company Barbara Cosgrove was also offering this option, on a stylishly spare funnel pendant shade. Made of paper, the shade hangs from a joined brass rod, making it a good choice for a breakfast nook or desk area. If you find yourself always needing a particular shade of something, this could be something you will really use and enjoy.
A light fixture or decorative accessory can hit a tipping point in popularity when you start to see it everywhere. If that piece was vintage, it can be hard to get your hands on one. That is where reproductions come in. The upside is, the redesign can mean the scale has been changed, or the piece just works better in its newest incarnation. This sought-after piece, the Sputnik Chandelier, is a silhouette first came on the scene in the 1950's and 60's, and it has risen in popularity recently. Known for its spiky, sun ray arms, it adds an interesting shape with its linear yet airy form. This repro version from Arteriors, the Zanadoo, has become wildly popular with the vintage brass finish. It has the right amount of arms, and a great scale. It was such a hit they recently added to the Zanadoo family, creating a larger chandler and a flush sconce, and they can now be used outside. I think the sconces would add just the right amount of glamour to a powder room.
Photos courtesy of Arteriors
The large version
The sconce has 5 lights
A neutral interior with pale green, grey and beige hues created from a melange of Bunny Williams Home pieces.
With soft shades of blue, a civilized living room as created by Bunny Williams. Texture, subtle hues of blue and interesting forms both modern and trad live together in great style. Bunny Williams Home has just added new additions to her lighting assortment. After recently changing the name of her product company from Beeline Home to her namesake Bunny Williams, there have been new designs launched, including Bunny Williams for Mirror Image Home and Doris Leslie Blau rugs. I love the modern take on the classics her designs provide. Whether inspired by the past and re-done in a new finish or color, her reworked designs offer a fresh take, always bringing something new that hasn't been created before. Here, a look at some Bunny new-ness. To see it all beautifully displayed en suite, head to her shop Treillage at Lexington Avenue and 71st Street. If you are in California, visit LA's terrific home shop, Harbinger, which also houses Holland and Sherry and unique worldly finds.
Photos courtesy of Bunny Williams Home
The showstopping piece is the metal-wrapped Bandit table lamp, with alternating rows of brass and nickel in varying widths. So chic, and the Lux Lampshade paper shade (not included) is perfect with it.
With a beautiful lustre, the Crackle Lacquer Lamp in a neutral creamy color reveals a varied surface appeal.
For those that like a pop of color in their spaces, the Mesa Lacquer Lamp in a rich red Pimento glaze with gold trips adds an artistic handmade element that instantly softens everything around it.
Also available in a deep Avocado green, the same lamp makes a more subtle statement. What a great shade of green, it is really sophisticated and lush.
The Jury's still out on this one for me. The Ponytail Lamp is an uplight that I could see looking amazing as a sculptural object on a modern, beautifully styled bookcase.
A really elegant and refined uplight
the Iron Torchere Floor Lamp would make a statement used in pairs in a grand marble entryway.
The Garbo with an octagonal frame and ebony and gold banding for glahmour, darhling.
Be There or Be Square in gold with overlapping rectangular center and angular edges.
Few colors make an impact in the powerful way red does. Pretty Me, a curvy mirror that resembles a mirror from her first collection with a wide colored mirror border in blue gets shapely in red.
I love the ethereal glow masses of lanterns provide. When hung from varying heights in multiples, the effect makes a heavenly statement. Paper lanterns en masse have made the wedding decoration rounds, but this same idea also works well in a more permanent setting. World's Away has created a Ball Pendant from capiz shells, that when illuminated display the shell's patterns in the most wonderful glow. Why not hang them over a dining table or an entry for instant drama. Get glowing!
Photo courtesy of PB Teen
For a more classic globe version, PB Teen (yes, you read that right) has these stunning linear Faceted Capiz Pendants. The price is right and they lend a sophisticated air to their surroundings.