OUR DESIGNERS' FAVORITE LIGHT FIXTURES
I think designers all have a "thing" that they kind of obsess over, a thing they could shop for or research for hours without tiring. Mine is probably rugs (a blog post for another time? Bueller?) and Melissa's is definitely lighting. Melissa loves - LOVES - lighting, and rightfully so! Lighting affects a space entirely (for better or worse) and is the difference between "I can't see a thing" and "it feels cozy in here." I've also noticed that the light fixtures at The Shop elicit the most comments. (For the record, the cute little pendent lights in the bay window and at the cash wrap are from DeVol. This has definitely been a Shop FAQ.)
We've rounded up a few of our favorite fixtures from Circa Lighting, a partner we work with often because of their wide selection and the quality of their pieces. For you DC folks, you can see many of their fixtures in person at their Georgetown showroom - it's worth a visit. Disclosure (because we would never want you to feel like we're trying to pull a fast one by you), if you choose to purchase through some of the links in this post we may earn a small affiliate commission at no additional cost to you.
Read on to hear some of the team's favorites and our go-to fixtures!
Starting from the top (the ceiling, that is) Callie loves the Griffin Grande Linear chandelier designed by Amber Lewis. Not to be dramatic, but I gasped in joy when I first saw it.
The scale of the shades, the elegant curve of the arms, and the cognac leather detail at the base makes this piece such a showstopper.
From Amber Lewis's same line, Courtney likes the Griffin Articulating Sconce. "I love how the bend in the arm and leather detail creates a fun and unexpected detail to an otherwise traditional wall sconce" she shared.
One of Melissa's favorite sconces is from the Vendome line. It comes in a single, double, or triple shade, and in brass or black, so it's very versatile. You can see this sconce in the Leland Court kitchen and the Jones Bridge kitchen.
Another versatile fixture we love is the Katie Globe Pendant. You can customize the length, finish, and shade. In the Mass Ave project, the team went with the hand-rubbed antique brass finish with a white glass globe. We love opal glass because it offers a much softer, diffused light relative to clear glass. Not to mention it doesn't show off dust the same way a clear shade does. This fixtures is also offered with an acorn shade, which could be fun in a foyer or at the top of the stairs.
Molly loves the Alessio Medium Floor Lamp from Kelly Wearstler's line and it is so fun!
It stands 60" tall and is "a bit kooky and plays with the proportions, making it a statement piece," Molly pointed out. I also love that you don't need it installed, it's plug-and-play for instant zhoosh.
Moving outside, Chetta loves the Market Street 21" Wall Lantern from The Coppersmith's collection. Anything in copper pretty much has my heart. This piece comes as a gas light or an electrically wired piece.
And last but not least, my favorite is the Totie Task Lamp. I love that it's mobile so I can try it out in different rooms, which I am very guilty of doing, and it packs a lot of impact while taking up very little space. I also love task lighting; it can be both useful and create soft ambiance when used alone. I want to put this piece in my kitchen, at my desk, at my dresser, or in my bathroom... I can't think of a room where it wouldn't work. I love it here in this butler's pantry by Greyscale Interiors.
That's all we have for now! If you have any questions about lighting or suggestions on future posts, let us know in the comments. Thank you for stopping by the blog!