Happy Holidays

In lieu of holiday cards, we will be making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Circa Lighting will be closed December 24 – 25, 2014 and also December 31, 2014 – January 1, 2015.

For the past seven years, Holiday House NYC has showcased top interior designers to raise breast cancer awareness in the design industry. To quote the organization, Holiday House is about the celebration of life, with each designer selecting a holiday or a special moment in life as an inspiration for their design. We are proud to share these photos from two of the outstanding designers who featured Circa Lighting in their dreamy spaces this year!

Patrick J. Hamilton

Patrick J Hamilton 1 Patrick J Hamilton 2 Patrick J Hamilton 4 Patrick J Hamilton 5Is his brilliantly executed “Derby Deconstructed” space, Patrick J Hamilton brought a horse of a different color (or two!) to Manhattan. As a company headquartered in the South, we can always appreciate a room that incorporates a good race day mint julep. Hamilton featured the Eliot Table Lamp in Blue Wave, as well as a pair of brass Westbury Table Lamps fitting of the luxe equestrian theme. The blue ribbon goes to you, Patrick!

Matthew Patrick Smyth

17054375_1551295 Matthew Patrick Smyth CHA8906 Matthew Patrick Smyth CL1002 Matthew Patrick Smyth TOB1201 Matthew Patrick Smyth1Matthew Patrick Smyth is known for his elegantly livable aesthetic, so we knew to expect his “Anniversary Room” to be the picture-perfect space for sponsor Traditional Home. He featured Pask Pharmacy Lamps in Bronze, Paulo Floor Lights also in Bronze, Large Fluted Spire Table Lamps in Gilded Iron, and Small Tribeca Iron Floor Lamps on either side of the mantel. This room feels so much like a custom New York home, we nearly forgot it was in a showhouse!

It was such a pleasure to work with both designers, and a treat to see the stunning finished spaces!

If you are in NYC and haven’t toured the Holiday House, there is still time! Holiday House NYC will be open to view until December 21st – find out more and buy tickets here.


Clark Ceiling Light | Niles Flush Mount | Rosehill Semi-Flush Mount | French Cuff Sconce | L’Arc Twin-Arm Task Lamp | Culloden Table Lamp | Tiny Terri Lamp | Branch Sconce

Our Houston team celebrated AERIN Beauty & AERIN Home on Wednesday with the effortless beauty herself! Aerin Lauder visited our new Houston showroom to promote her lines and meet some of our beloved customers.

Our Houston team + Aerin Lauder

Our Houston team + designer Aerin Lauder

Our Houston customers know how to fill a room!

Our Houston customers know how to fill a room!

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The Neiman Marcus beauty team was on site with AERIN Beauty in tow!

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We want to collect every scent from the AERIN fragrance collection!

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Our media room served as a viewing area for an inspiring AERIN Home video.

Celebrating #AERINHome and #AERINBeauty here in Houston. @circalighting @neimanmarcus

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We are beyond grateful to have had the AERIN team and Neiman Marcus partner with us on such a special event! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us!

 Shop the entire AERIN lighting collection at circalighting.com.


TH.Exterior.0638 copy 3This year’s Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse was located at the beautiful Caldwell Vineyard in the heart of Coombsville. The 123-acre winery estate was planted by John Caldwell in 1982, and has since been the fruit source for some of the highest-rated wines to come out of Napa Valley. We were thrilled to return as a sponsor to this year’s house, which benefits the Napa Valley Film Festival. Scroll through for a preview of the house before photos are published in Traditional Home next year!

TH.MH.DiningRm.1398 TH.MH.DiningRm.1426West End Napa designed the dining room space, incorporating the Etoile Linear Pendant in Gilded Iron above the table. The living room area featured a Basil Small Flush Mount in Natrual Brass and a pair of Dauphine Sconce in Gilded Iron.

MH.GuestRm_MG_4731-3611987181-O copyThe luxe guest bedroom was designed by Harmonious Living, who placed a Cameron Table Lamp in Quartz on both nightstands. TH.MH.MainBath.1339 copyLMK Interiors created the serene master bathroom, and used a pair Calliope Bath Lights in Polished Nickel to light the mirror.

TH.MH.MasterBR.1587Additionally, the Basil Large Flush Mount in Polished Nickel was used in the master bedroom. TH.MH.PowderRm.1434The powder room in the main house was designed by Lauren Pique, and featured the Aspect Library Sconce in Soft Brass.

TH.MHcheckroom.1586The Boston Functional Library Wall Light in Bronze served as a picture light in the checkroom.

Congratulations to all on another breathtaking Napa Valley Showhouse. We can’t wait to see the rest of the house in Traditional Home October 2015!

There’s no place like home for the holidays! This week, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles opened their 2014 Holiday Home, which benefits the Southeastern Horticultural Society’s Children’s Learning Gardens and Farms. Our Atlanta showroom staff had the pleasure of working with several of the talented designers featured this year. Showroom manager Lauren shares her thoughts and snaps of the highlights from opening day in this post.


Michel Boyd of Smith Boyd Interiors: He’s loved by many for both his design sense and vibrant personality. We’re excited to see what the future has in store for him!

SmithBoyd02Mill Ceiling Light in Aged Iron | Cliff Table Lamp in Black Marble with Linen ShadeSmithBoyd03Mill Ceiling Light in Aged Iron | Cliff Table Lamp in Black Marble with Linen Shade

SmithBoyd01Bijon Sconce in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass with Natural Paper Shade | Silhouette Vase Accent Lamp in Gilded Iron SmithBoyd04Tall Dixon Table Lamp in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass with Bronze Accents & Bronze Shade | Small Farlane Chandelier in Bronze and Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass | Rome Floor Lamp in Bronze with Natural Paper Shade

Amy Morris: Over the years we’ve worked with Amy and her extraordinary team on many projects and we’re looking forward to sharing another great year together. She used a few of our portable lamps to accent her design for the sitting room.

AmyMorris01Lambay Table Lamp in Denim Porcelain with Natural Paper Shade AmyMorris02Hargett Adjustable Floor Lamp in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass

Barbara Heath: We’ve had the pleasure of working with Barbara Heath recently on her cozy guest retreat. As owner of The Mercantile, a well-edited shop filled with a rich collection of home furnishings hand-picked for Atlantains, Barbara is a master at pulling a room together with the finest accessories.

BarbaraHeath4Morris Large Lantern in Gilded Iron and Frosted GlassBarbaraHeath3Large Classical Urn Form Lamp in Sheffield Nickel with Natural Paper Shade | Brantley Lantern in Verdigris

BarbaraHeath2Brantley Lantern in Verdigris | Large Classical Urn Form Lamp in Sheffield Nickel with Natural Paper Shade

BarbaraHeath5Mini Bleeker Table Lamp in Gild with Linen ShadeBarbaraHeath01Vendome Single Sconces in Polished Nickel with Natural Paper Shades

Brian Patrick Flynn: We were thrilled to assist Brian Patrick Flynn of Flynnside Productions with his powder room and mudroom at the show house. Being new to our showroom, not only would we like to thank Brian for incorporating our lighting, we would also like to shout out to Niki Papadopolous of Mark Williams Design Associates for referring him in our direction. One of the many things we love about the Atlanta design community is the comradery that exists among such talented designers.

FlynnsideProductions01Six Light Square Tube Chandelier in Polished Nickel with Natural Paper Shade | Leyland Sconce in Polished Nickel with Natural Paper Shade

FlynnsideProductions03Small Round Edwardian Entry Lantern in Polished Nickel

Congratulations to all involved in the making of this unique and festive home. May all who enter be filled with holiday cheer!

The Atlanta Holiday Home is located at 2865 Habersham Road NW, and will remain open to the public until Dec. 7th. Find out more about the Holiday Home and buy tickets here.

Last weekend, our team in Chicago had the pleasure of attending and participating in Dining by Design, the annual event hosted by Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). We partnered with the wonderful Sarah Whit Interiors to sponsor a table and transform a space at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart into a lush Garden of Eatin‘, complete with a canopy of gilded Hampton Large Pendants.

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Sketch of the Sarah Whit Interiors + Circa Lighting table

The stunning result!

The stunning result!


Team Circa with the ladies of Sarah Whit Interiors

Fabulous design for a fabulous cause!

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Basil Small Flush Mount | Star Flush Mount | Anette Two-Light Sconce | Ingrid Table Lamp | Elkins Double Sconce | Berling Single Wall Sconce | Large Eugene Pendant

The Houston showroom move is under way! Our bigger & brighter new location at 2427 Westheimer Road will be open for business on Nov. 13.

EXTOur Houston customers can look forward to many shopping experience upgrades, including these sliding and pivoting displays for wall lights!



More square footage means we can display a more complete representation of our product lines. With two new collections arriving in our showrooms and on our website in the coming months, the timing of this relocation couldn’t be more perfect!

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The Circa team had a fantastic time in High Point as we do every market.  The recently expanded Visual Comfort showroom was filled many new products, alongside the classic pieces we never seem to tire of. Some of our most beloved designers – E.F. Chapman, Thomas O’Brien, Alexa Hampton, Suzanne Kasler, and Barbara Barry – had several new designs we can’t wait to get our hands on. Scroll through our snaps from market for a sneak peek of the fixtures that will be available on our website in the coming months!

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Thomas O’Brien porcelain lamps in several colors

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Glass shades for everyone’s favorite Bryant Sconce by Thomas O’Brien


Interesting and beautiful new designs by Barbara Barry

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A new twist on the classic Basil and Sophia Flush Mounts by Alexa Hampton


Colored porcelain was a theme throughout as shown in these beauties by Alexa Hampton

This market was an exceptionally exciting one, as Visual Comfort introduced two new collections: Kelly Wearstler and Nierman Weeks. Both of these collaborations were all the buzz this market, and we took a few photos to give you a preview of our favorites:


Geometric ceiling pieces by Kelly Wearstler


Gorgeous alabaster lamps and sconces by Kelly Wearstler


A Kelly Wearstler signature, perforated metals made their way to these flush mounts



Mirrored Sconces in different shapes by Nierman Weeks


Stunning feathered sconce by Nierman Weeks


Endless crystal and bling throughout the Nierman Weeks collection

As always, the Aerin and Ralph Lauren lines blew us away with the beautiful and sophisticated additions to their collections.

AERIN knows how to bring the glam!

AERIN knows how to bring the glam!

The iconic Heather has a new sister in green and blue glass

The iconic Heather has a new sister in green and blue glass

Can't wait to get our hands (and yours) on these AERIN porcelain table lamps

Can’t wait to get our hands (and yours) on these AERIN porcelain table lamps

A polished display at Ralph Lauren

A polished display at Ralph Lauren

We know these Ralph Lauren rope lanterns will be an instant classic

We know these Ralph Lauren rope lanterns will be an instant classic

Look for these fixtures and many, many others on our website as they become available in the coming months!


“I am interested in how to bring things of the past into better design for the time of now.”

Thomas O’Brien is a master of reinvention when it comes to modern style. Known for his ability to blend vintage elegance with streamlined minimalism, O’Brien’s work can be appreciated by fans of all generations of design.

A space designed by O'Brien, featuring the Hammond Column Lamp

A space designed by O’Brien, featuring the Hammond Column Lamp

O’Brien’s collection of lighting for Visual Comfort & Co. is one of the company’s most extensive and successful lines.

One of my favorite areas of design is lighting. I like its mechanical and technical aspects, as a true product of 20th century modern design. Much of what I do falls into the range of functional modern and industrial modern lights; but each season, we also try to present something surprising that is more formal or traditional in feeling.”

 Large Farlane Chandelier in Polished Nickel | O'Brien's sketch of the fixture

Large Farlane Chandelier in Polished Nickel | O’Brien’s sketch of the fixture

His collection produced Circa Lighting’s best-selling fixture of all time: the Bryant Sconce. Our customers love the classic look and versatility of this simple yet refined fixture. The fabulous price point and consistent availability of the Bryant certainly contribute to its popularity as well.

The Bryant Sconce is available in Polished Nickel, Antique Brass, Bronze, and Antique Nickel

The Bryant Sconce is available in Polished Nickel, Antique Brass, Bronze, and Antique Nickel

In all of these endeavors, O’Brien is a collector first, who gathers the world of beautiful things that give a life meaning as well as style. A passionate merchant, he founded Aero Ltd., the iconic home boutique that is the retail face of his design firm, Aero Studios.

A display inside Aero Ltd., O'Brien's home boutique

A display inside Aero Ltd., O’Brien’s home boutique

In addition to his line for Visual Comfort & Co., O’Brien holds product partnerships with Safavieh, Hickory Chair, Reed & Barton, Groundworks, Waterworks, and Target.

To see more from Thomas O’Brien’s lighting collection, visit us at circalighting.com.

Source: aerostudios.com

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