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.
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.
Q. How important is lighting in your designs?
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.
Bryant Table Lamp
Classic Swing Arm
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. 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!
“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!
Expressly defining our values lays a foundation from which we will further develop our culture, brand, and strategies for growth in the coming years. After months of careful deliberation and thoughtful input from each member of the Circa Lighting team, we have established our official set of core values as:
This list of core values reflects what is truly important to us as an organization. With this set of guiding principles, we hope to build an even brighter future for Circa Lighting!
Founded in historic Savannah, Georgia in 1998, Circa Lighting is committed to offering quality lighting that is classic and timeless. At Circa Lighting, our priority is to provide an outstanding experience. Whether through one of our boutique lighting showrooms or our customer service center, you will have access to experts to consult with in choosing the products best suited to your project, budget, and schedule.