Brilliant Fixtures: Celebrating Luxe Lighting

As the days shorten and we spend more time indoors, I think it’s a great time to consider how lighting impacts the feel of a room. Not just the quality of light, but how it’s delivered. I’m referring, of course, to dramatic light fixtures.

Too often I find that people settle for mundane lighting. They’ll veer toward mass-produced fixtures or very utilitarian options that simply provide light without much style. From a design perspective this is such a lost opportunity. Like a luminous, hanging sculpture, a great chandelier can make a big, beautiful statement, while interesting lamps and sconces provide subtle layers in a room.Ultimately, sleek and unusual fixtures really amp up the drama in a room.

I’ve seen a number of exciting chandeliers, sconces, lamps, and other lighting recently at trade shows and from a variety of innovative designers. Here are a few I particularly love:


Coltrane Suspension light


Caden Sconce from Matthew Studios


A collection of lamps from a recent trade show.


One of Jason Koharik’s “Collected” lamps


Apparatus Triad light



Halo Chandelier by Roll & Hill


Terzani Atlantis light

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Apparatus “cloud” lights, snapped at a recent trade show


Duke Suspension Light


From the Apparatus “Buddies” line


From Fontana Arte



Apparatus Highwire light

I hope these inspire you as we head into this “season of light.” Stay tuned next week for some of my favorite holiday inspirations!


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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by design and the subtle impact of our surroundings. Some of my earliest influences still resonate – I think of the dark woods and textured lodens of my father’s shooting club, the smell of fresh paint on a new canvas, and the bold symmetry of the Philip Johnson Glass house just down the street. For me, it was a natural path to become an Interior Designer. I love what I do. I’ve created this Journal to share my thoughts, finds and design inspirations. I hope you enjoy it!

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