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?


  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.

  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.

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

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