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 depth and interest to the light, while pieces of natural rock crystal left in a raw state fill out the design with endless sparkle.  A great take on elements that have been used in traditional lighting for hundreds of years – gilt and rock crystal – but updated and used in a very modern fashion.  And this is a big decorative light pendant.  Big enough that you can hang it on a very high ceiling and still appreciate the detailing.



When a client wants a fabulous chandelier for their entry hall, I try to think of a number of issues: what style are they going for – modern or traditional?  what type of people are the clients – laid back and casual or more high fashion?  and most importantly, what does the space require to add personality, for there is no better way to inject personality into a space than through an amazingly unique lighting fixture!

Lighting is your chance to go big and pick something distinctive and exciting.  And in the entrance to your home, nothing sets the tone better than the likes of this rock crystal chandelier from Wired Custom Lighting.


richard rabel
richard rabel: interiors + art
interior design and art advising
new york city

image credit: Wired Custom Lighting