Lighting for a Classical Interior 2011
Lighting is one of my favorite design elements. It sets the mood of the room and affects the color palette depending on the kind of light source it uses. I can’t believe that we are all going to have to give up the warm glow of our incandescent bulbs for the cool and harsh light from the flourescent bulbs they want us to use. Our chandeliers and recessed lights will look awful with those compact flourescent bulbs which you cannot dim. Lighting has a powerful impact not only by calling attention to itself as a light source, but in many cases it is the focal point of the room.
Here are some beauties from the Decorative Crafts 2011 Lighting Catalogue.
Perfect for the Entrance Foyer.
I have seen several variations of this bird design from other companies. Love this one.
The March issue of Veranda has a feature on Sconces and they showed the Sherle Wagner version of it.
Alabaster is great with everything.
This Murano Glass Lamp is so handsome.
Here is a handcrafted crystal chandelier from Horchow which has a great look with the black metal.
This one sells for $497.
The antique chandelier on the cover of Veranda this month steals the show. The crystals appear to be rock crystal. Schonbek offers some of the finest rock crystal chandeliers and also some of the most expensive.
Foundry Lighting offers a unique collection of Fortuny Silk pendants.