categories + archives: ceiling

a stylish dining room – one stop shopping at Phillips

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I was admiring the stylish dining room of good friends last weekend, and the conversation turned to how difficult it is to put together a room that was elegant and chic without having to run all over the city (or … Continue reading

max ingrand + fontana arte: chic italian mid century glass lighting and mirrors

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Italian mid century glass lighting is my go to for adding chic panache and glamour to my client’s homes.  The chandeliers, sconces and table lamps are still amazingly contemporary while giving that nod to the past that says, “yes, I’m … Continue reading

anastassiades’ artisanal modern lighting

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The idea of artisanal lighting may bring to mind a single person studio making sophomoric fixtures for the uninitiated.  This can be further from the truth when it comes to the lighting by Cypriot Michael Anastassiades. For instance, when Ralph … Continue reading

what is a modern murano glass chandelier?

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You would think that using modern Murano glass chandeliers in a decorating scheme these days is an oxymoron.  The more common notion is that they are old-fashioned, over the top light pendants in pastel colors that are far removed from … Continue reading

making a shimmering statement with decorative lighting

For statement lighting that literally “rocks”, you can’t go wrong with something like the Petra Bel Air from Wired Custom Lighting.  This thing screams superstar!  Metal squares finished in a distressed gold leaf fall in a random cascade that adds … Continue reading

The flask pendant light by tom dixon

Britain’s Tom Dixon has been wowing the world of design since the 1980s with his inventive and creative take on everything from furniture to tableware to lighting.  His take is fresh and very now.  His style takes the best of … Continue reading

panzeri and modern LED lighting strips

  A well-needed update to the one-time useful, but hideous fluorescent strip lighting fixture has just hit the market; and it’s a beauty!  Designed earlier this year by Carmen Ferrara for the cutting-edge Italian lighting firm Panzeri, the LED ceiling … Continue reading