Tag Archives: luxury lighting

mastering modern alabaster lighting: stephen downes

modern alabaster lighting

Modern alabaster lighting is perfect for today’s high-end contemporary living, although traditionally, it’s more associated with Art Deco. Recently, I visited NYC Jewish Museum’s show on the work of 20th century icon Pierre Chareau. This inspired me to look into … Continue reading

vintage viennese design with class: otto prutscher

viennese-design-prutscher-macassar cabinet

When I think of vintage Viennese design, I immediately think of Josef Hoffman and the Jugenstil and Secessionist Movements that flourished in Vienna during the opening years of the twentieth century. To me – while certainly an era of creative … Continue reading

Global Design Tastemakers – Thank You Global Lighting

global design tastemakers

I was recently inducted as one of four global design tastemakers to Global Lighting‘s – the international lighting powerhouse – list of international trend setters and was featured as such by the company on their website.  Thank you Global Lighting for this honor! I’m truly … Continue reading

candle wall sconces for the stylish home

candle wall sconces VagabondVintage tealights

Have you ever considered candle wall sconces for your interiors?  While I’m not suggesting living our everyday existence in a pre-Edison era, I am suggesting living more moments under the spell of candlelight.  Unpractical?  Well, perhaps.  But then so is … Continue reading

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

Max-Ingrand-Oval-Mirror

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

Anastassiades-table-lamp

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?

Villaverde-Murano-Glass-green-Chandeliers

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