30 Sep 2010

Kids Rooms: Lighting

It feels way more liberating to decorate a space for kids. Why is that? Even choosing a table lamp seems like an opportunity to add a bit more character.

Below: Table lamp by Jielde. Choosing this piece is easy. Landing on one single colour is not.

PBTeen has actually made a knock-off of the Jielde lamp. I’m not sure if the quality is anything like the original and I don’t love the idea of knocking things off, but given the price difference, it’s certainly tempting.

Below: Link Task Lamp and Tube Top Lamp by Pablo Designs.

Below: Artemide Tolomeo Micro Lamp

Below: Different from the other pieces shown above, but still fun and fresh, how about the Beatrice Lamp by Jonathan Adler?

14 Sep 2010

Master Bedroom: Table Lamps

When it comes to choosing lamps for the bedside, my tastes seem to be a bit all over the map. I’m as equally drawn to the Cherub lamp from Ochre as I am to Arne Jacobsen’s AJ table lamp. Very different looks, but both gorgeous in their own right. I think I’ll wait until the rest of the room shapes up before making any sort of decision.

Below: Ochre Cherub Lamp

Below: Arne Jacobsen Table Lamp

Some other top choices:

Below: Barber & Osgerby Tab Lamp by Flos

Below: Excel Desk Lamp by Roll & Hill

Below: This “Pip” stained ash table lamp is from Habitat in the UK – too bad they don’t deliver here. At 25 pounds, it’s a steal.

Below: Tube Top Table Lamp by Pablo.

26 Aug 2010

Landscaping: Outdoor Lighting

To light the front entrance, I like the idea of adding some sort of glass fixture. Here are a few:

Above: Dioscuri Sconce by Artemide. Available at Lumens.
Below: Oluce Outdoor Sconce from Nova68
Below: Droppen Lamp by Zero Interiors. Available at the Scandinavian Design Center
Below: Fresnel outdoor lamp designed by Joe Colombo for Oluce.

For the walkway and back fence, we’re going to add simple stainless steel fixtures like those seen below:
Above: AWL.18 Wall Light from YLighting. Mid-Century Modern Wall Sconce from Nova68. Cinema Outdoor Sconce from Lumens.

12 Jul 2010

Vestibule: Lighting

Our front door will be 10 feet tall. There’s a good chance it will swing too wide to allow for a pendant light in the entrance. But I’m hoping we can squeeze in one of these glass fixtures.

Below: Niche Modern Solitaire Pendant and Bell Jar Modern Pendant Light. Lovely!

Below: One Pendant designed by Maria Bernsten for Holmegaard. Avaialble at the Scandinavian Design Center.

Below: Disc Pendant by Alison Berger Glassworks for Holly Hunt. The entire collection is really stunning.

Below: Source unknown – but it’s simple enough, I’d hope to be able to track one of these down.