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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

We Answer Wednesday - What is Sculptural Lighting?

“I keep hearing the word “Sculptural Lighting” lately. What does that mean and how would I execute this trend in my own home?”

One of the things we love most about this job is the constant changing trends and the excitement of something new & beautiful. I love this question because when we were in Toronto this year at the Interior Design Show, sculptural lighting was a huge trend. So many people are seeing the value in having beautiful lighting in your space. It really is an art form.

 Bright Idea The couple's West Coast manse features lighting by Hudson, Gregorius | Pineo and Dessin Fournir, to name a few, so we're guessing they'll be totally on board with this sculptural chandelier in the dining area.:

Sculptural lighting has a wide range of defining characteristics. Lighting fixtures have a functionality aspect but they can also double as being abstract works of art. Sculptural lighting fixtures are so unique and eye-catching that they naturally become conversation pieces in their settings. The variety of shapes, colours, textures, metals, materials and sizes are so vast, the options for your home are endless! (and so are the price points!) 

 Style Secret: Sculptural Lighting  Natural light drives Japanese style, but fixtures with clean profiles and minimalist lines stand in after the sun sets. Here, a Japanese cricket lamp hangs pendant style above a floating nightstand, instead of a more traditional table lamp. You could also choose iconic fixtures that evoke the spirit of Japanese decor, such as the:

Of course, we understand that changing the lighting in every room in your home is a large undertaking. The idea of having beautiful light fixtures in every room is not a reality for all of us, as nice as it would be. Choose the rooms in your home that you spend the most time in. Perhaps the living room or bedroom is a great place to start. These are often some of the most used spaces in a home. As well as the kitchen and dining room. 

 Showcasing an openwork design with orb accents, this eye-catching pendant illuminates your entryway or dining room in bright style.:

When we say “sculptural” that doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be over the top. In a modern setting, a simple, pendant can be sculptural. Sculptural also means beautiful. 

 Berlin apartment restyled with sculptural woollen lamps.:

If you’re nervous about being too bold, try adding a chandelier in an open space. Having the crystal and metal mixture will look spectacular without being too much. If you are very adventurous, there are many shapes and styles that will suit your needs.

Here are some of our favourite photos from this year’s Interior Design Show in Toronto.

Choose something unique and tailored just to your personal taste!

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