It has been a wonderful week of design in Atlanta, Georgia! Earlier this week the 2014 Design Bloggers Conference was held at the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. We were thrilled to attend as a sponsor for this year’s conference and gained a wealth of knowledge from names like Suzanne Kasler, Jeffrey Allen Marks, Timothy Corrigan, Candice Olsen, and Alison Victoria.
Thank you to the Design Bloggers Conference, and all those involved,for a wonderful week of design. We hope to see you all again at next year’s conference!
We are thrilled to be part of the Architectural Digest Greenroom at the 2014 Oscars. The Architectural Digest Greenroom, designed by David Rockwell of Rockwell Group, serves as a backstage retreat for the stars. Rockwell did an amazing job of creating a relaxing space with contemporary elegance.
Congratulations to all of this year’s Oscars nominees! Make sure to tune in to The Oscars 2014 | 86th Academy Awards March 2nd 7e|4p, and look for Circa Lighting in the Architectural Digest Greenroom.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with this dapper New York designer since before he made the jump to launch his own interior design business in 2010. He has been taking the design world by storm with his effortless sense of style (in both fashion and interiors) and contagious personality. Here is Jon Call of Mr. Call Designs, with his perspective on lighting in interior design.
A. Lighting is very important to the designs at MCD. Most of our projects are in Manhattan, where light is at a premium. Everything we do with our furniture and lighting selections is meant to bring as much luminosity into the space as possible. It truly creates a luxurious environment.
Q. What affect do you try to achieve with lighting in a space?
A. I like flexibility in a lighting scheme. There are three general “moods” that I try to create. The first I call “Sunrise” — it’s meant to mimic sunlight, saturating the interior with a clean, crisp ambience. The second is “Afternoon” – a more moderate version that dapples an interior with intimate corners and warmth. The third is “Evening” – perhaps my favorite. A moody schematic full of dim sensuality.
Q. At what stage in the design process do you make your lighting selections?
A. The first thing I do when creating a design is locate major upholstery and case good pieces. Second, I strategize about where to place the lights. It is definitely a top concern when decorating a space.
Q. What’s your lighting style?
A. Tailored, simple and elegant
Q. One lighting tip you think everyone should know?
A. Lamps are like cocktail guests: They had better be entertaining and festive ….or absolutely silent. The middling ones always confuse me.
Q. And of course, your favorite Circa Lighting fixture?
A. My current obsession is the Clarkson Floor Lamp: Absolutely exquisite.Thank you Jon for sharing your insight on lighting with us! We’ve enjoyed watching your career blossom and look forward to seeing where you take interior design next!
Gone are the days where everything must match! Once a major faux pas, mixing metals is a huge trend in design that is here to stay for a while.
From your faucet hardware to doorknobs, sconces to pendants – with the right balance mixing metals in a space can give the look of a well-curated room.
Gold and silver accents complement each other perfectly and add an extra element of elegance to a space.
“The details are not the details. They make the design.” — Charles Eames
Great design and quality happens when careful attention is given to each and every detail. With our new installment of ‘All in the Details’, we’ll be focusing in on the little touches that create distinction in our lighting fixtures and really make the design.
Try as we might, our website does not do this gorgeous AERIN lamp justice! The Culloden Table Lamp comes in a variety of beautiful finishes, but the Pebbled Aquamarine is unlike anything else. The lamp looks like it was taken straight from a coral reef, with its varying shades of blue and textured exterior. The bumpy surface of this lamp adds a really interesting dynamic to the fixture and the space surrounding it.
The Gannet Table Lamp in Marbled Sienna is another AERIN lamp that looks beautiful on the website, but requires a closer look to see what an amazing design this really is. The warm marbled tones you see in the detail make the design remarkable and easy to pair with any color space.
What details are you dying to see? Help us choose which fixtures to focus on next. Share your wish list in the comments!