Whether you are looking for a table lamp or a chandelier, you don’t have to settle for good enough. There are plenty of tasteful choices – if you are decorating a beach house, a contemporary loft or a grand dining room in a multi-million dollar home.
BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB
One of the most difficult aspects of decorating a loft is how to divide the space but still keep the airy look. Filippo Caprioglio designed a great solution for the FDV Collection – a hanging LED light that has an industrial vibe perfect for a loft or any contemporary decor. The “nuts and bolts” metallic forms are suspended from a matte white lacquered square. The square provides the lighting through the crystal and metal hanging pieces. Suggested retail is $6,390. Call 732-225-0010 for where to order.
If you are looking for a table lamp that works as much as a piece of art as it illuminates, this is it. John-Richard, known for channeling cultural and historical influences for its designs, created this elegant 30 1/2-inch high lamp topped with a smoky taupe Dupioni silk shade ($829). It sits on an acrylic base and is made from handcrafted wood composite and mother of pearl. Available at Brown’s Interior Design, 4501 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 33431; 561-368-2703; www.brownsinteriors.com.
This chandelier may be dubbed Graffiti, but the style doesn’t resemble spray painted ramblings scribbled on a wall or even the more elaborate artistic versions. Corbett Lighting describes its light fixture as “similar to a flickering and delicate flame.” Hand-crafted iron stems are finished in polished silver and stainless steel. Suggested retail for the 12-light fixture is $2,173. Available at Farrey’s, 1850 NE 146th St., North Miami, 33181; 305-947-5451 and 3000 SW 28th Lane Coconut Grove, 33133; 305-445-2244; www.farreys.com.
Catching the wave
Authenticity Lighting’s Oceana Island Light, which takes its name from Greek for the sea, is an elegant way to reflect an oceanside location. The burnished gold design with open metal work captures the gentle rolling of waves and is accented with antiqued blown glass shades. The 17-inch wide by 32-inch long fixture contains eight lights and sells for $1,925 at Capitol Lighting South Florida locations or online at www.1-800Lighting.com.
Sometimes your space cries out for a lighting fixture that is between sleek modern and classic crystal. Kichler Lighting’s Stella chandelier adds ambience no matter what your style and is perfect for a room with high ceilings. The 12-bulb fixture, with bronze or chrome finish, provides subtle lighting with its opal etched-glass shades. It sells for $1,020 at Hill Lighting 3340 Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, 33069; 954-971-5870; www.hillighting.com.
Sometimes you need a simple chandelier that makes a statement without being flashy or over the top. Hudson Valley Lighting’s Waterloo does just that with glass carbon filament bulbs encased in a polished nickel silhouette – 41.5 inches high and 21.25 inches wide. Suggested retail is $975 for four-light pendant and $2,475 for eight-light pendant. Available at Shack Design Group, 4690 S. University Drive, Davie; 33328; 954-434-3267; www.shackdesigngroup.com; Hill Lighting 3340 Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, 33069; 954-971-5870; www.hillighting.com; Capitol Lighting South Florida locations or online at www.1-800Lighting.com.
Belgian architect Vincent van Duysen designed the Cascade Chandelier for Swarovski’s Crystal Palace series. The series was created to provide a stage for designers to conceptualize, develop and share their most radical work. The opulent chandelier features cascading chains of Swarovski crystals and strands of LEDs to evoke the flow of a waterfall. A work of art, it is 10 feet tall and 20 inches wide. Price available upon request. Available at Farrey’s 1850 NE 146th St., North Miami, 33181; 305-947-5451 and 3000 SW 28th Lane Coconut Grove, 33133; 305-445-2244; www.farreys.com.
Venetian born interior designer Katia Bates of Innovative Creations, the design firm that restored the Versace Mansion in 2000 and 2004, has created Dilemma, a hand-blown Murano glass chandelier. The glass shown is light blue, but it can be custom colored. The fixture, 25 5/8 inches high and 33 ¼ inches wide, is handmade on the island of Murano, Italy, near Venice. Price available upon request. Sold exclusively through Innovative Creations, 1437 NE 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 33304; 954-565-4333;