Lighting is one of the most important factors when designing a room. Sometimes it can be overlooked, but if you have a well designed space that isn't well lit, how can anybody see it!?!
We're only half kidding...but seriously, a well designed room needs several lighting options. Overhead lights, reading lights, sconce/wall lighting, table lamps, task lamps, etc. etc. Depending on the space, your lighting needs may vary. At Wise Design, we definitely have some favorite lighting options that we've used in our projects (or will in upcoming projects) and we'd love to share some with you. This week we'll be sharing our picks for Overhead Lighting.
Chandeliers, Pendants and Flush-mounts
Alberta Arts Bungalow
Obviously, different rooms have different lighting needs. Dining rooms require different lighting than living rooms. A dining room chandelier or pendant is a great opportunity to bring in some drama or fun and to set the mood for the space. In our Alberta Arts Bungalow, we found the perfect fixture for this light and fun space, the Aerin Agnes Pendant. We love the gold interior of this bell shaped pendant, so beautiful!
The living room in this home is a cozy space for snuggling up by the fire and reading. We wanted to keep the lighting unobtrusive and timeless for this space, so we chose a gorgeous semi-flush Rose City fixture from Rejuvenation. This is a timeless fixture that will never go out of style and feels true to the architecture of the home.
NW Nob Hill House
For the living room in the NW Nob Hill House we chose the modern and sophisticated Sorenthia Light from Studio Dunn. This was the perfect fixture to bring a light & airy feel to this sophisticated, yet cozy space. We loved working with Studio Dunn to create this custom 3 Arm fixture, so beautiful!
For the dining room in this home, we used the gorgeous Delta IV pendant from Rich Brilliant Willing. This fixture brought just the right modern touch to a traditional style home and kept the space cohesive with the rest of the design. We love the simple, yet elegant shape of this pendant.
For our Bridlemile Midcentury project, we wanted to differentiate the dining space from the living room space because they occupy the same room. We did this by applying wallpaper to the walls surrounding the dining space and centering a pendant over the dining table. The Kokoro Pendant from Troy lighting was the perfect fixture to give this space an updated feel with a Midcentury vibe.
For the kitchen nook in this home, we chose the classic Luna Globe Pendant from Schoolhouse Electric. We love this pendant for it's Midcentury shape, yet timeless appeal. It was the perfect fixture to create a casually light and fun space to hang out!
Another lighting fixture that we totally adore and can't wait to incorporate into an upcoming project is the Workstead Industrial Chandelier. This chandelier brings some serious drama and attitude to any space that it occupies. We have designed this beauty to hover over a modern dining table, but it would look great in a living room, workspace or even a bedroom!
For another upcoming project (that we can't wait to share with you), we'll feature this stunning Gaia pendant from Ochre in the classic Foursquare living room! This unique mobile shaped pendant features an illuminated glass pebble drop suspended by a counterweight. It is truly an incredibly gorgeous fixture!
Hope you enjoyed our roundup of overhead lighting fixtures, stay tuned for our next post when we share our favorite sconces and accent lighting...