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!

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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


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One of the best ways to experience our unparalleled collection of lighting is to visit any of our beautifully designed retail showrooms.  Of course, we realize that not all of our customers are within range of one of our showrooms, and we have done our best to extend our unique showroom experience through Google tours.

You can now take a 360 degree tour of our showrooms in Atlanta, Charleston, Chicago, and Savannah, available on our Google+ page.

Atlanta Showroom

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Charleston Showroom

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Chicago Showroom

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Extra Large Hicks Pendant | Mill Ceiling Light | Tilden Flush Mount | Jacqueline Flush Mount | Camille Long Sconce | Lynn Wall Light | Moon Glow Table Lamp | Fang Gourd Lamp | Cameron Table Lamp | Morton Table Lamp

Napa Valley natives Robert Jr. and Lydia Mondavi combine wine country’s casual elegance with coastal charm in their new Beaufort, SC retreat. We were thrilled to be a partner on this project and design a lighting scheme fitting of the couple’s stunning beach home.

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The home, designed by Reu Architects, sits on the banks of Port Royal Sound and overlooks Parris Island. Multi-level screened porches at the rear exterior allow the couple to take full advantage of their picturesque waterfront view.


The dazzling front exterior is peppered with Suffork Lanterns of various sizes. A Darlana Medium Lantern hangs in the foyer, with Small Chelsea Reflection Sconces on either side of a painting from Rhett Gallery in Beaufort.


The kitchen and casual dining room embrace natural light with unadorned windows and an airy color scheme. A set of custom Pimlico Double Swing Arm Wall Lamps provides additional light to the counter tops, and a Large Flemish Linear Pendant hangs above the bench-style dining table.

Plush linen couches and eye-catching prints create an inviting atmosphere in the living room. The vintage oak finish of the Roark 50″ Modular Ring Chandelier was a natural choice for the couple, who floored their home entirely with reclaimed wood from decommissioned wine barrels. A stylish Tripod Floor Lamp and patterned stone Stockard Table Lamp balance the room with ease.


The simple and spacious master bedroom features the Large Dexter Chandelier, the alabaster Yumeko Table Lamp at the bedside, and the Parish Floor Lamp.


The Spherical Cube Pendant adds elegance to the master bathroom, which also features a trio of Easterly Sconces over his & hers sinks.

The bedroom designed for Rob & Lydia’s son, Robert III, features the Bryant LanternThe Pixie Desk Lamp, and the Dauphine Table Lamp to accent its nautical theme. Downward-facing Graydon Bath Lights flank the mirror in the child’s bathroom.

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In one guest bath, a simple Vendome Double Sconce lights the mirror. A pair of Anita Table Lamps embellish either side of the brightly patterned bedspread.

The Mondavi home would not be complete without a wet bar and state-of-the-art wine gallery. The bar’s backsplash is made of reclaimed wood from Mondavi Reserve barrells, and is lit by a Symbolic Fragment Wall Sconce in bronze. A Cranbrook Lantern hangs in the pantry of the gallery, which displays and preserves a selection of the Mondavi family’s ever-growing collection of wines.

For more information on the Mondavi home,  visit

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Darlana Medium Lantern | Mill Ceiling Light | Jacqueline Flush Mount | Tilden Flush Mount | Basil Small Flush Mount | Ruhlmann Sconce | Cameron Table Lamp | Morton Table Lamp | Delphine Table Lamp | Camille Long Sconce

Adrianna Large Chandelier

Crystal chandeliers have been enchanting us for centuries.  Dating back to medieval times, long before electricity, chandeliers were fitted with candles  and hung from the ceiling to illuminate a room.  Chandeliers were most commonly found in castles and used to signify fortune and rank.  Around the 17th century, advancements in glass making brought down the cost of glass and lead crystal, leading to new models of chandeliers using this glass.  The refractive surface of the hand-cut and polished glass maximized the candle light  and helped to create a beautiful focal point for the room.


Sanger Chandelier

Although crystal chandeliers are most often associated with elegant, luxe interiors, the use of crystal in lighting has evolved to include many designs that compliment any style decor.

Daniela Medium Two-Light Sconce 

 Westport Table Lamp

Whether your space is lavish or casual, fall in love with the sparkle of our crystal chandeliers, table lamps, and sconces.  Check out our current hot list for crystal styles that are in stock and available to ship now!

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