pendant Posts

Design Challenge: The Exciting Conclusion!

By: Danielle Clockel

This has been such a fun experience! I loved bits and pieces from each design, so I took special care and time to immerse myself in each one and really envision the items in my space. It was like a puzzle, and I went through several drafts before arriving at a conclusion that felt quirky and comfortable, visually stimulating and functional.

I really embraced Elisabeth’s lounge idea, a concept I hadn’t even thought of. Her low coffee table mixed with Melody’s black footed side table gives me space to spread out my notes and papers as well as a perch for my laptop or tea. Elisabeth’s tufted chair has a big enough seat to allow for some lazy time lounging while still being small enough to allow me to keep my cherished rocking chair in place. I loved Shelby’s choice of Studio Green for painting the walls, but decided I’d like to paint my rocking chair this deep, dark neutral instead. Her jagged metal chandelier provides a little edge and danger. And of course, a rug is a must. I was struck by the bold contrast of Stephanie’s black and white wallpaper, and I’d like to find a rug with similar characteristics. Maybe something like this?

Photo courtesy of Loloi.

There are hearts in my eyes just looking at this room! My advice to anyone considering working with a designer is this: DO IT! Trust their choices, give feedback, and sit with your options for a minute. In the end, you’ll have a space that you love and a deeper understanding of your own wants and needs.

Statement Lighting We Love.

By: The Balance Design Team

We’re all in favor of a classic, timeless light fixture most of the time. But sometimes you really want to make a statement! We’re here to help with that.

curreycofen

Completely original and absolutely breathtaking. We can’t get over the Fen chandelier from Currey and Company, with its branch-like frame, delicate chains, and dewdrop inspired crystals.

 

tomdixonmelt

Like some sort of gorgeous floating molten copper orb, the Melt Mini pendant by Tom Dixon is as beautiful on as it is off.

aparatushorsehair

Have you ever seen anything like this Horsehair sconce from Apparatus Studios? The answer is no, you haven’t, but you’re completely blown away by it (just like us).

curreycomedusa

What’s the best thing about the Medusa pendant from Currey and Company? The heavily detailed dome? The delicate tendrils? The fact that it comes in three sizes? It’s hard to choose!

arteriorspayne

Rough edges, smooth waves. The Payne chandelier from Arteriors is hand-cut with hand-applied gold leaf, so each one is one-of-a-kind.

Sometimes a simple drum pendant just won’t do. Don’t be afraid to be bold with your lighting choices. There are plenty of stop-you-in-your-tracks pieces out there — take the plunge!

Need We Say More? The Perfect Pendant Light.

By: Danielle Cornely

Light

 

Could this simple two-arm pendant light be any more perfect with that extravagant moulding? (We’ll take both, please.)