Designing light fixtures can’t be easy. If it were, wouldn’t everyone be doing it?
Scale alone is a tricky thing. Then you have to consider where it might go, create the design, choose finishes…then — goodness! — there’s wattage to think about, and probably something involving wiring…
It seems complicated.
Which is why we all should appreciate truly beautiful light fixtures. Such as those made for Boyd Lighting by my design hero (wait, I’m going to dignify that title with capital letters: my Design Hero) Jamie Drake.
Behold the Grasse Sconce:
Minimalist, gorgeous, and color-filled. Literally.
Then there’s the Topanga Sconce, which is like a light fixture in a tuxedo:
And the Chandelier:
The Topanga series is so urban. It feels very New York to me, in a really genuine, straightforward way. There’s no way these fixtures could end up in a French Chateau, which is one of the many things I love about them. (Although if anyone could make “urban” and “French country” play nicely, it would be Jamie Drake. I just don’t know why he’d want to.)
Then we have lighting by AERIN. More varied, perhaps, but equally successful.
Bossy color just used the Cannes Table Lamp in a client’s foyer. We love the juxtaposition of organic and polished.
The Blue Wave finish on the Eliot Table Lamp is amazing. (If only she’d spelled Eliot properly, with 2 Ls and 2 Ts ;) )
I’m lusting after the Mill Small Ceiling Light for bossy color’s world headquarters. Mid-century meets disco ball meets 80s glam. How could you go wrong?
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