Recently I was watching an HGTV program and a comment was made that stuck with me. Most likely it adhered like glue because it equated interior design to building a stylish wardrobe, but none-the-less, I wanted to share it with you today.
“Lighting is the jewelry of a room.”
I especially liked this statement because while a simplistic and clean aesthetic is something I think of when I define simple luxury, by keeping the walls and furniture classic and neutral, the lighting can be something to make a statement or have some fun with.
Just as the perfect necklace, cuff or earrings finish a look, so does a magnificently proportioned lamp or chandelier that captures a person’s eye and completes the room.
Whether it be a grand chandelier in the most unexpected place in the home – a laundry room perhaps? – or a unique desk lamp that provides inspiration every time creativity is being sought, the choice of lighting can reveal so much of the homeowner’s personality.
Just this past weekend while flipping through the May issue of Elle Decor, I discovered the 96 Molecules Collection of lamps from Aqua Creations. The origami art that each of the shades are meant to resemble are unique and stunning. But the beauty of choosing the perfect lamp is that while it can be easy to drop a pretty penny for just one new lamp, fantastic finds are just waiting to be discovered at yard sales, secondhand stores and antique shops. With a bit of rewiring, a gorgeous new lighting accessory can be yours at the fraction of the cost. Now I’m very curious, what are some of your favorite lighting choices and where did you discover them? I’d love to hear.
Love this desk lamp from Aqua Creations