Light Here, Light Now!

Whenever trends are discussed, color is always part of the conversation.  Mostly because a new fresh finish can dramatically update an outdated look.  Just like a fresh coat of paint brightens up a room, even when nothing else is changes, plating and powder coating products can shake things up a bit! A simple change in material, from crystal to wood let’s say, can modify the aura that is cast from your favorite light source.  After a recent visit in April to the High Point Furniture Market, we are able to spot new lighting trends that are rushing the retail world.



Our first stop is Emerald City!   Pantone’s 2013 Color of the year, 17-5641 Emerald, has everyone going GREEN!  We see lots of recycled green glass, antique looks and revived retro looks from the 50’s.  There are all kinds of great green sades out there, from aquamarine to bright emerald.  Green is soothing to your soul and green light is said to promote a healthy heart and lungs.   Seems like an easy way to create that spa-like feeling you have been hoping for in your home!

1.  The Green Crystal Globe $525  2.  Serena Chandelier $2000 3. Large Serena Chandelier, Emerald $2000 4. Hand Blown Glass Lamp $525



glamourNext up, Glamour & Glitz… These days everyone needs a little bling in their home and what better place to do it than with your lighting!   Glass, Crystals and quartz stones are rocking the market from many aspects.  Vintage flea market finds to contemporary fixtures are all acceptable ways to add sparkle and shine.

1. Glitz Crystal Sconce $150        2.  Euro Circle Sconces $150 3. Quantum Chandelier  $1125 4.  Versailles Chandelier $2200


Our last visit will take us to back to our roots, Au Natural.  Wood, shell, bone and crystals are a big part of today’s designs.   Recycled and repurposed items are also making their way to the retail arena.

1. Quintessence $2200 2.  Driftwood Lamp $575 3. Alabaster Lamp $450 4. Wood Carved with Dangles $875  5.  Vito Bone and Wood Chandelier $82

Contributing Writer: Keffie Lancaster, Associate ASID