After working in the fashion industry in NYC for several years, Helen Davis returned to her Atlanta, GA roots to start Helen Davis Interior Design (formerly H&H Home). The crossover is evident in her work – each of her projects tells a story like a well-edited and accessorized outfit. We are thrilled to shine our client spotlight on Helen this month and share her many and beautiful applications of our lighting!

buckhead loft

Helen’s loft in Buckhead demonstrates her playful use of color and clever use of space. A pair of mercury glass Bull Nose Cylinder Table Lamps light either side of the bed and a porcelain Yue Double Gourd Table Lamp ties in the cobalt accents throughout the apartment.

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ellwood drive

Beauty is symmetry! Helen chose a pair of Gaios Table Lamps in Pharaoh White and (don’t forget to look up!) an Audrey Flush Mount in Natural Brass for the entry of Ellwood Drive. AH4000NB-FGaudrey flush mount

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Helen used a mélange of purple hues in the dining room on the velvet chairs, grasscloth wallpaper and centerpeice. Above the table hangs a timelessly elegant George II Chandelier in crystal.

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The neutral palette of this cozy bedroom features a hint of glam courtesy of the Trillion Flush Mount. Vintage-inspired trunks beside the bed are topped with quartz and gilded Crescent Table Lamps.

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crescent table lamp

peachtree hills

The crisp white walls of this living room are embellished with gilded accessories, including our romantic Gramercy Medium Chandelier. Among an assortment of azure accents are a Kelly Wearstler sofa and pair of Culloden Table Lamps in Pebbled Aquamarine.

CHC5373GIgramercy medium chandelier

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farm residence

Helen brought her signature style to this rural home, perfectly blending rustic and contemporary elements. The result is a sophisticated yet liveable farm house! In the master suite, Pillow Form Table Lamps light the woven nightstands.

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The bath features Eric Cohler’s “Woods” wallpaper and nickel Boston Square Triple Sconces over the vanities.

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This Spring, Junior League of High Point brought a designer showhouse to High Point. They challenged 22 designers to create spaces within the historic Randall B. Terry Estate that reflect High Point, North Carolina as the heart of the world’s home furnishings industry. This talented group transformed the circa-1912 Tudor Revival into a modern, livable home. Get inspired and shop the lighting used throughout this unique showhouse!

foyer: traci zeller

Traci’s lavender and navy palette was inspired by the Jane Booth artwork featured in her charming entry to the estate.  The cool hues are accented by our Vivian Chandelier, hand-rubbed antique brass Boston Functional Library Wall Light and a Greek key motif mirror in a similar finish.

kitchen: lisa mende

Lisa Mende looked to the Art Deco period when designing the kitchen, mudroom and breakfast room. Rich brass hardware and our Pimlico Double Swing Arm Wall Lamps pop against bold, geometric patterns covering the ceiling and window treatments.

breakfast room: lisa mende  

Lisa continued her graphic black and white patterns in the breakfast room, also incorporating bright cobalt and chartreuse textiles and accessories. To achieve a more deco-lavish look, Lisa fashioned our Kate Table Lamps with black silk shades.

mudroom: lisa mende

Custom black-and-white-spotted wallpaper covers the walls of the mudroom just off the kitchen leading to the back entrance of the house. Black paint and brass hardware echo Lisa’s design vision for the kitchen and breakfast room. She chose a single hand-rubbed antique brass and bronze Hicks Pendant to light the space.

bar: christine barbour

Christine’s goal for the tiny bar adjacent to the family room was to remind people how easy it is to add a little glamour to their own lives. She achieved the luxurious look with marble basket weave floors, elegant quartz-topped counters and gold accents throughout, including our gilded Hampton Pendant and McClain Picture Light.

family room: alan ferguson & john paulin

Alan Ferguson’s family room celebrates the style of Thayer Coggin, the midcentury modern trendsetter who gave Alan his first job in the design industry. He and partner John Paulin mixed contemporary and vintage pieces to create a comfortable yet sophisticated living area. The unique shape of our Markos Hanging Shade adds a feminine touch.

powder room: margaret fisher

Margaret Fisher describes her style as “Southern design with a contemporary twist.” She used vibrant Christian Lacroix for Designers Guild wallpaper, magenta accents and our white-beaded Jacqueline Chandelier to make a big impact with the jewel box-sized room. Our delicate Dauphine Sconces light the bamboo-framed mirror.

upper hall: jennifer hutton & mickey sharpe

Jennifer and Mickey selected an earthy color palette for their upper hallway, which features a bookshelf complete with library ladder. The handsome Flemish Linear Pendant lights the collection of original art and pottery displayed within.

artist’s retreat: leslie moore

Leslie Moore envisioned this room as a creative sanctuary for the artist of the home – a place to get away, paint, read and relax. She layers the various furniture textures against the golden grass cloth-covered walls. A pair of our oversized Tamaso Table Lamps flank the small bar area.

daughter’s bedroom: cathy austin

Cathy Austin is best known for her colorful style and playful approach to design. The character she invented for the girl’s bedroom is an artistic young woman with undeniably Southern roots. A gilded Mill Ceiling Light hangs above the bed, which features monogrammed pillow shams and a Moroccan-inspired headboard. A pair of Bristol Table Lamps light the artful accessories atop her desk.

dressing room: kara cox

Kara Cox designed this dressing area for a chic, bohemian woman who uses the room not only as a glamorous stage for dressing but also as a gallery for her collected objects and art curated during her travels. Among her personal treasures is our Burt Table Lamp in black marble.

master bedroom: libby langdon

Libby Langdon made the black walls of her master bedroom look warm by layering shades of cream and luxurious fabrics. The large room begged for a sitting area where Libby incorporated alabaster Chubby Column Table Lamps and a parchment-colored leather Tall Dixon Table Lamp.  She mixes metals with ease throughout the room, placing a polished-nickel Montgomery Table Lamp on a gilded accent table.

carriage house lounge: aida saul

Aida Saul dramatically transformed the once dark, rustic rec room of the carriage house into an edgy, urban style sitting room with exposed brick walls and beamed ceilings. Clean-lined furniture contrasts with bold, patterned rugs and eclectic accessories, all sure to be conversation-starters. To continue the urbane look with lighting, Aida chose a pair of Industrial-chic Studio Floor Lamps.

upstairs art haven: holly hollingsworth phillips

Layers of color, textiles and art reflect wanderlust and bohemian glamour in Holly Hollingsworth Phillips’ carriage house space. A hand-rubbed antique brass Soleil Pendant shines above the sitting area and saturated colors fill the white walls.

 nature-inspire loft: laura covington

Last but not least, Laura Covington selected a pair of French Library Single Wall Lamps to light the daybed in this cozy room on the second floor of the carriage house.

It was an absolute pleasure to work with this extraordinary group of designers and support the Junior League’s mission to promote volunteerism, develop the potential of women, and improve their community!

Shop our entire collection online or in any of our showrooms.

Whether your walls are filled with fine art or family photos, the addition of picture lights will bring attention to your most treasured pieces. Create your very own gallery with our wide selection of picture lights, all as elegant and stylish as the artwork they illuminate.

The right picture light will draw attention to the highlighted piece without obstructing the view of the art. To determine which size is appropriate for your picture light, start by measuring the width of the frame you plan to light.


For a more dramatic look (and more light), choose a light slightly wider than half the width of the frame.

Fear not; our wide variety of styles and sizes makes it simple to find the perfect picture light for every frame in your home!


more places for picture lights: bookcases

Picture lights are timeless fixtures that can look fresh when installed in creative ways! Illuminate your bookshelf to showcase your library and browse your titles with ease.

house beautiful

dean 18″ picture light

chango & co.

library 22″ picture light

best & company nyc

david 24″ pivoting art light

more places for picture lights: vanities

Light your reflection like the piece of art that it is! Picture lights can add a refined touch to both feminine and masculine spaces, which makes them a very attractive and unexpected choice for bathroom vanities.

the brooklyn home company

dorchester 24″ picture light

sutro architects

cabinet maker’s 18″ picture light

mabley handler

dorchester 30″ picture light


dean 24″ picture light

more places for picture lights: closets

Great closet lighting leads to great dressing. Install picture lights to display your entire wardrobe, or create your very own gallery of shoes!

bonesteel trout hall

cabinet maker’s 30″ picture light

dordorchester 18″ picture light

more places for picture lights: kitchen & bar

So refreshing! Picture lights make great accents to cabinetry and kitchen hardware.

structures building company

david 18″ pivoting art light

the renovated home

dean 24″ picture light

 Shop our entire selection of picture lights online or in any of our showrooms.




Team Circa came away from yet another extraordinary market with endless inspiration and insight on the latest and greatest design trends for 2015. The Visual Comfort showroom is our High Point home-base and always a center of buzz surrounding new introductions, collaborations and line expansions. Here’s a sneak preview of some of the stunning pieces you can expect to find online and in our showrooms in the coming months!











We can’t wait for these styles to become available!

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As a new addition to the DC design community, we couldn’t wait to get involved with the eighth annual DC Design House. Several of the participating designers showcased their talents with pieces from our lighting collection to transform the “modern farmhouse” adjacent to the McLean, VA countryside. We are thrilled to share this first look at the stunning finished spaces!

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

Pamela Harvey of Pamela Harvey Interiors designed the breathtaking entry of the home with welcoming accents in shades of lavender and pale pink. b736fb039a974eaca98d7e950d57d8f2

The entry featured a pair of Markos Hanging Shades in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass.

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

Iantha Carley mixed chinoiserie-chic elements with practical and comfortable furnishings for the family room.

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

Iantha selected a pair of glass Brooks Table Lamps in Gilded Iron for the console behind one of the loveseats.

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

Another corner of the family room features the Frankfort Floor Lamp in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass with Mahogany Accents.

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

Annette Hannon’s color scheme for the living room was inspired by the stones on the exterior of the home.

A Clemente Table Lamp in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass with a black shade tops an accent table in the living room.

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

The Carlo Table Lamp in Bronze and Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass lights artwork created by local photographer Dagmara Weinberg.

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

David Benton of Rill Architects designed the downstairs hallway to function as a sitting area, home office, and overall “happy place.” He brought light to the windowless hallway with a painting by artist Dennis Kirk, called “Old Dominion Sky,” accented by a McClain Picture Light in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass. A Roark Modular Ring Chandelier hangs from the paneled ceiling.

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

A built-in desk in the rear hall features a Paix Table Lamp in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass.

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

The Art Aficionado Lounge, designed by Terri Pakravan of Decor Dose, LLC features a cozy reading corner complete with leather chair, beverage tray and a Charlton Floor Lamp in White.

The Estelle Display Lamp is a great way to highlight a small piece of art or a particularly fabulous book as Terri did here.

{Photo via Angie Seckinger}

Christopher Patrick’s master suite decor was inspired by a drawing of a necklace he saw at the recent Cartier exhibit at the Hillwood Museum. Simple Scallop Wall Sconces light the mirrors in the bath. The honeycomb pendant is custom by Niermann Weeks. If you love the Niermann Weeks look (and who doesn’t?) coming this summer you can shop their collection for Visual Comfort & Co. on our website and in all Circa Lighting showrooms!

{Photo via dcdesignblog.com}

Christopher lit this desk by Thomas O’Brien for Hickory Chair with a crystal Tiny Terri Lamp and Iveala Single Sconce in Alabaster and Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass.

DC Design House
956 Mackall Farms Lane
McLean, VA 22101

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Born in New York and raised in the South, Michael Abrams’ signature style perfectly melds his urban aesthetic with a distinct sense of tradition. His firm is based in Chicago, though his architectural vision and exquisite taste are sought after by clients from coast to coast. Michael and his dedicated team are always a true pleasure to work with, and we are delighted to feature him for this month’s Client Spotlight!

aldine avenue project; kitchen

corniceSmall Cornice Hanging Lantern

hinsdale home; foyer

calpCalliope Triple Sconce

north seminary project; entry

cageSmall Caged Lantern

hinsdale home; kitchen, living, dining areas

SL5812PN-NPClassic Ring Chandelier

CHC1480PN-LGrosvenor One-Light Downlight

hinsdale home; guest bedroom

TOB5090AN-NPSmall Goodman Hanging Shade

SL2922PNBoston Functional Library Wall Light

north lakeview home; office

SL2923PNBoston Functional Library Two-Arm Wall Light

astor street project; study

CHC4215ANSquare Flush Mount

lake cottage; living room


Small Arch Top Lantern

rancho mirage, ca home; powder bath

Openwork Single Wall Sconce

rancho mirage, ca home; entry

TT Double Wall Light


Feeling inspired? View our entire collection of lighting online or visit one of our showrooms.

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JSWhen John Rosselli opened his first antique shop in New York, it immediately became a staple destination for top interior designers and architects. His workroom would eventually become John Rosselli & Associates and expand to 4 showrooms across the country. His lighting collection perfectly reflects his timeless sense of style and lifelong commitment to quality, which is why we are shining the designer spotlight on John Rosselli this month.


Famous for his reproductions of antique accessories and furniture, Mr. Rosselli designed his lighting collection using finishes that would patina beautifully over time. The Natalya Chandelier above is available in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass and Sheffield Nickel.

sr2002The above is a sketch of Mr. Rosselli’s exotic Yasaman Sconce. “Yasaman” is the Persian name for jasmine, a climbing flower.

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We love the way @shegetsitfromhermomma styled a pair in the brass finish above this gorgeous mantel.


Mr. Rosselli draws inspiration from an eclectic mixture of periods and styles. For instance, the body of the Makis Floor Lamp above is decorated with an opulent, hand-painted Greek key motif and dons a contemporary paper shade.


The glamorous Mia Pendant transports us to the Art Deco era. The crystal and brass fringe gives the illusion of movement when lit!

miguelThe handsome Miguel Double Sconce makes a big statement for its small size. There is no better example of Mr. Rosselli’s keen attention to detail than the tiny rings of stars around the candle bases.


The geometric Millo Chandelier makes a stunning impact in @angenigma‘s bathroom!


balticThe open framework of the Baltic Lantern features Renaissance-style iron quatrefoils. Place them in an entry, hallway or even in the boudoir! We love the Gilded Iron finish in this bedroom by @lauraleehome.


Welhil Interiors’ @lisa_hilderbrand bejeweled this bathroom with a Jenna Mirror Sconce .  It’s extra chic with a petite black shade!

Shop the entire John Rosselli collection online or in any of our showrooms.

We love to share our client’s photos! Tag us (@circalighting) or use the hashtag #circalighting on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for a chance to be featured on our blog!

photo of Mr. Rosselli by Bjorn Wallander for Elle Decor

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Looking for something to give your space some edge? Industrial-chic lighting can add a relaxed rawness to an urban abode, country retreat and everything in between. This month’s Hot List features a selection of our favorite industrial style lighting from Ralph Lauren, E.F. Chapman, Thomas O’Brien & more. As always, Hot List items are in stock & ready to ship!

VC_XL_076_FLarge Country Industrial Pendant

grant Grant Sconce

aspenAspen Forged Iron Table Lamp

rl2121Fulton Sconce

paskPask Pharmacy Lamp

roarkRoark Modular Ring Chandelier

Ashcroft_Table_Lamp_Ralph_Lauren_Home_2_2048x2048Ashcroft Table Lamp

VC_SL2923BZ_FBoston Functional Library Two Arm Wall Light

11173Equilibrium Table Lamp

Shop our hot list for more industrial inspired styles.

all in the details

While lighting is an integral piece of any interior environment, choosing it can be an intimidating task. It is our goal to help you streamline the selection process and educate along the way! Here is our quick guide on the two types of wiring in table lamp construction:

standard wired lampMost table lamps are constructed with the electrical cord running through the body of the lamp and exiting out the side of the base. Typically, the cord will be completely hidden inside the body of the lamp, however, it can be visible when the body is transparent. The Morton Table Lamp above has a clear glass body fitted with a brass post running through the center to stylishly conceal the cord.

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french wired lamp

The most common misconception about French wired fixtures is that they require a conversion, or have a different voltage. Before you call your electrician, note that French wiring simply means the electrical cord exits through the bulb socket rather than the base.

This construction originates from the practice of taking an antique found object and turning it into a lamp without compromising the integrity of the object’s design. Lamps made of a solid stone, metal, quartz or crystal like the Classic Balustrade Lamp above are often French wired to showcase the beautiful material of the base. It’s also popular to French wire designs too thin to conceal a cord. These are some of our most popular French wired designs:

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Shop our entire collection of lighting online or in any of our showrooms.

You’ve seen their work taking over your Pinterest boards and Instagram feed. Now you’ll get a monthly dose of their designs as contributors to Domino Mag. This week we celebrate Circa Lighting client and husband + wife team Syd and Shea, the creative duo behind Studio McGee!

The couple transformed the top floor of a century-old brick building to serve as their design studio. They freshened the space with white paint, colorful accents, natural wood tones and most importantly: beautiful lighting! They selected rows of Large Eugene Pendant Lights in Hand-Rubbed Antique Brass over a work surface and a Gaios Table Lamp to light their credenza.

Syd and Shea are originally from Orange County, and recently relocated to Salt Lake City to open their full-service design studio. They travel between California and Utah to work on projects for clients both on the coast and in the mountains. Here are some of our favorite applications of Circa Lighting from the beautiful portfolio of Studio McGee:

the midway house: loft

shop the charlton floor lamp

“I’m consistently inspired by the ‘feeling’ of home. Every client has a different definition of what makes them feel both proud and comfortable of where they live. However, the common theme is that home is being surrounded by things and people you love – and that is what I love most about what I do.”

– SM

the midway house: family room

 shop the bracelet table lamp

the midway house: kitchen

 shop the large hicks pendant

san clemete kitchen

 shop the large hicks pendant

shop the crescent table lamp

shop the lancaster chandelier

“I often select light fixtures that make a statement – whether that is through the shape, finish or scale, light fixtures are the jewelry of a room.”

– SM

the midway house: master bedroom

 shop the culloden table lamp

shop the studio floor lamp with large shade

shop the nina tapered table lamp

sophisticated neutrals

shop the darlana medium lantern

sophisticated neutrals

shop the gannet table lamp

“My personal style is bright, clean and collected. I love tailored pieces mixed with organic elements and always a hint of color.”

– SM

the midway house: blue and coral guest room

 shop the mia table lamp

mcgee home

shop the medium arch top lantern

palisades project

shop the morton table lamp and the boston functional library wall light

Feeling inspired? View our entire collection of lighting online or visit one of our showrooms.

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