Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Current Crush: Modern Lighting

I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing labor day weekend!  These days I find myself crushing on traditional interiors layered with modern light fixtures.  I think it adds the perfect amount of juxtaposition and is a great way to infuse a mix of styles.


Here is an example of one of Lindsey Adelman's bubble light fixtures.  I love the geometrical shapes and the contrast it creates in this traditional entry way.  It is so unexpected which I love.  On a side note, I would love to see a persian rug in this entry way!


Another example of Lindsey's fixture used in Carrie and Big's apartment in the movie, Sex in the City 2.  I really like the idea of using something unexpected like this in the entry way to tell visitors they're in for a real treat when they come into your home.  


Here is a shot of Laura Day's living room in her Madison Avenue apartment.  I love her floor lamp to the left of the traditional english roll arm sofa.  It keeps things interesting and edgy.  


Look closely, but I like how Ashley Putman used a modern DWR fixture in her entry way which is surrounded by such classical and timeless pieces.  

In one of my favorite kitchens, Sasha Seymour uses a retro light fixture above the fireplace which looks amazing with the brass hardware.  She got her light from zig zag - mod furnishings!  Awesome retroesque lighting at affordable prices!

So, do you like this look?  Or is it just me?

7 comments:

  1. I do love it and am forever yammering about "the mix". Wishing our foyer had ceilings high enough to have a statement fixture there.

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  2. Oh no, not just you...I love the look too. It's a great way to add in a modern touch to an otherwise traditional design. And I agree with you about the entryway, a persian rug would be great.

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  3. I am so with you- adore modern lighting mixed with more traditional pieces. I'd kill for one of those Adelman bubble lights- so gorgeous.

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  4. Fantastic round-up and, yes, I do love the mix of modern and traditional. Like Christine, I'd definitely take one of Lindsey Adelman's fixtures if it came my way!

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  5. Yup, I do like the modern mixed with traditional and lighting is a great way to do it. The bubble lights are very cool.

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  6. Love the look, especially the fun Adelman bubble fixtures. Modern fixtures in the traditional setting adds just the right pop of unexpected to make a great design.

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  7. I love how lighting can change the entire appearance of a room! Amazing!!!

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