17.11.08

{a new week + silver pendants}

Once had dinner in an ultra-cool, very modern restaurant with an enormous silver dome lighting fixture above its high-gloss serving bar. Encountered this dramatic lighting once again, last summer, at The Glass House, a beautiful hotel in Edinburgh, where the extravagantly sized fixture hung above a warm and wonderful circular fireplace surrounded by luxurious seating. Discovered the lighting again at another hotel, this time in New York, at The Hudson.

Love the way these pendants look in dining areas, warmed up with soft pillows on banquets, against hints of colour and the grain of wood.

{images:
Cottage Living via apartment therapy; Domino via apartment therapy}

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19 Comments:

Blogger Patricia Gray said...

I love these domed lighting fixtures and how they are paired with curved chairs.

November 17, 2008  
Blogger Daughter said...

They are gorgeous, but mostly this post reminds me about how I would kill to have a window seat.

November 17, 2008  
Blogger A Day That Is Dessert said...

I love the window seat - that is the only thing I really wish my house had that it doesn't.

November 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is much too sterile for me... I prefer a warmer, cozier setting. Though the use of light is amazing.

November 17, 2008  
Blogger Ms Unreliable said...

Love the first light fitting and everything about that shot! I want some bright yellow flowers!

November 17, 2008  
Blogger diamondsinchampagne said...

They seem to be heavily 70's influenced, for some strange reason it reminds me of the 70's (not that I was even born yet).
I like that they are different

November 17, 2008  
Blogger Kasey said...

just beautiful!

November 17, 2008  
Blogger hrose said...

oooh yeah i really love them! i like when you contrast different elements of design in one room...
XXX

November 17, 2008  
Anonymous automatism said...

Lovely — especially the first one!

Lori

November 17, 2008  
Blogger SimplyGrove said...

Fabulous!! I love how the light and chairs look together!

November 18, 2008  
Blogger Rossana said...

Just discovered your Blog, Very inspirational and lovely !
Rossana

November 18, 2008  
Blogger franki durbin said...

You see, this is why interior designers are so essential...Seeing the unseen. Out of context, one would never this that such a humble design could add such punch to a space. But as that top photo illustrates, such a pedestrian fixture can indeed be quite glam!

November 18, 2008  
Blogger Colour Me Happy said...

I like the way they painted that shade of gray halfway up the wall on the first one. It's a nice colour, I would say that gray is HC-169. Love those dining rooms, so warm & cozy feeling!

November 18, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Patricia -- loved the curved chair pairings as well, and Colour Me Happy -- agree that the half-painted gray is such a great design element to the room

Franki -- definitely -- would not have fallen for these fixtures had I not seen them in Edinburgh and then New York -- always fun to mix things, such as ultra-modern with French country or new romantic or traditional styles.

Rossana -- thank you!

November 18, 2008  
Blogger Paul Pincus said...

love these domed lighting fixtures. the architectural details in the second image are charming!

November 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like mixing modern with classy. These silver pendant lights seem like a great sparkle of modern for a classy decor.

November 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such beautiful photos!

November 19, 2008  
Blogger Roberta Jane said...

I love the chairs in the second room!

November 19, 2008  
Blogger Michelle Parks McCourt said...

Oh love the lights...

November 24, 2008  

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