Like many great discoveries these days, I came across Oliver Street Designs on Instagram. I took notice of this fresh yet classic lighting with a pop of color, and knew I had to find out who was behind this new brand. Lo and behold, just as I was about to email the company, I got an email from its founder. This new brand, It turns out, was started by my friend Fleming James. A great gal with Alabama roots and New York smarts, James worked for terrific designers and other esteemed companies before starting her own lighting line. Wanting to capture an old world sensibility for today, working in brass and using classic shades, she honed her designs, and set out to find the best craftspeople to create them. The results are a nice mix of traditional and glamorous. The element of fun -- a colorful shade -- adds to the modernity of her designs. I think you will agree, this NYC-based collection is a new go-to for classic brass and nickel lighting with something extra.
The Ambassador Light has extending arms that move, a great idea in a library or reading nook
The Ambassador in a bedroom
Mod and glamorous, The Wilson Sconce is available in brass and nickel finishes as well as colored lacquers
I love the classic take on a brass sconce with a twist: The Diamond Backplate Single Swing Arm
Another look at the Diamond Backplate
The Hexagonal Backplate is a great shape for those that like something different
When ambiance is key, a small light can provide it
The Pendulum Light hangs from the wall or ceiling with brass accents
For her first table lamp, she designed the Scallop Lamp, a leather-wrapped column with a scalloped brass base. Very chic.
The soon to be introduced Lahti Floor Light wrapped in caning