design trends interior design

Luminous Lighting

With the economic downturn, everyone is looking for ways to cut costs and often the design budget is first on the block.  Do not despair.  Lighting is an ideal makeover candidate since one fabulous fixture can transform a room.

Urban Electric – Nadia Watts Interior Design.

This contemporary metal fixture from Utttermost features a polished nickel finish and a frosted glass shade with crystal accents.

Uttermost Brandon Chandelier

Currey & Company’s delicate chandelier is quite large (48″ round) but its open iron frame and turned wood “crystals” appears so airy.

Currey & Company Christina Chandelier

Quoizel presents a twist on the popular the popular drum shade with a perforated metal  overlay, over the silk drum shade, featuring a leaf design.

Quoizel Utopia Pendant

Any room in the house can benefit with a lighting up fit.

Interior design by Novella Homes. Photography by Patrick Brickman.

Mr. H says: When there is no light, there is no beauty-Enjoy!

design trends interior design

Great Golds

The big reveal yesterday on Facebook was that gold finishes are coming back into vogue.  We all remember those shiny brass faucets in the 1980s that pitted the moment a drop of water hit them.   This revival, like most trends, has been tweaked and improved, and begs a second look.

Kohler has been the leader in fashion bath industry since toilets were brought indoors and their collections of gold fixtures is beautiful and impressive.

The lovely Mille Fluers ensemble

Kohler Mille Fluers

and the clean lines of the Purist collection

Kohler Purist Brushed Gold

And look how cool their Karbon colors kitchen faucet is

Kohler Karbon colors

The gold finishes are enjoying a resurgence in light fixtures as well.  These are not your mother’s Williamsburg chandeliers:

Mica Pendant from Quoizel lighting

Quoizel Mica Pendant

And from Currey and Company the choices are endless

Currey and Company Axel Orb Chandelier

Currey and Company Confetti Cube Chandelier

Door hardware is going gold too.  These selections are from Baldwin Brass

Baldwin contemporary lever

Baldwin traditional knob

All that glitters…

Mr. H says:  Everything old is indeed new again-Enjoy!