Dress up Your Lighting.

Lighting is such an hugely important and often overlooked part of design…at least for the do-it-yourselfer. Professional designers know and understand the importance of lighting. Not just the function, but the art of lighting.

There is at least one place in most homes that would benefit from a really outstanding light fixture. That said I thought I’d share with you some of the more spectacular chandeliers and pendants out there. These are all contenders in a “Best of 2009” competition, sponsored by Interior Design magazine. They all fall into the “statement piece” category, meaning  they move beyond function and becomes a focal point, a statement,  in the space they occupy. Think of them as a fantastic piece of jewelry for your home.

I hope you enjoy browsing and realize you don’t have to settle for ho-hum lighting.


Sunset from Fire Farm Lighting


Dada from Globe Lighting


Scrap Lights from Graypants, Inc.
made from salvaged corrugated cardboard


Light Art from 3-Form
made from 40% pre-consumer, recycled material


Heat from Joel Berman Glass Studios, Ltd.


Cumulus from ABYU Lighting
made from turkey and coque  feathers and crystal teardrops


Organics Chandelier from D’style


Shaper Fabriqué Pendant from Cooper Lighting


Orbit1 from Bodner Chandeliers
steel with eco-friendly bronze finish


Venus from Bodner Chandeliers
steel with eco-friendly bronze finish


Cascading Series from Studio Vetro
hand-cast glass ribbons on a steel frame


4 Responses to “Dress up Your Lighting.”

  1. 1 Livia October 5, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Some great ideas in here! As a couple we are lighting compatible when we see a fixture in person but on the screen we can’t agree. I might try to track down some of these names to find stores that carry them. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. 2 Martha Murray October 6, 2009 at 8:36 am

    My pleasure. I’m glad you have found some inspiration. You’re right to try to track them down if you can, order online. Since you live near an urban area, you’ll have much better luck than some. If you nee help, let me know.

  3. 3 noelle October 12, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Really like the ones you selected- of course. Any stores in Bend have a good selection of artistic lighting?

  4. 4 Martha Murray October 12, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Yes, there are a couple…Globe and Design Lighting. And if there are specific things you want they can usually order them for you

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