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This month we shine a spotlight on the simply brilliant Manhattan-based architect and award-winning interior designer Barry Goralnick. Each piece of Goralnick’s luxurious collection makes a distinctive aesthetic statement, yet mixes harmoniously with a wide range of different decor and architecture styles.

“During the process of designing a project, I have always told my clients that the lighting is “the jewelry of the home”. It adds interest, texture, and sparkle, like a good fashion accessory. For this collection I conceived of “jewelry as a fixture”- literally!”

– Barry Goralnick

BraceletTableThe stunning Bracelet series has been a favorite from the instant Mr. Goralnick’s collection was introduced. The glamorous, textural design commands attention in any space! Each piece in this series is available in three rich finishes: Gilded Iron, Aged Iron, and Burnished Silver Leaf. Barry was kind enough to give us a little insight into the inspiration behind his design:

“The inspiration was an Elsa Peretti bangle bracelet. We modeled them in the computer and stacked them to create the effect I wanted to achieve. The result is a light, airy fixture that fits in any type of decor.”

“I topped it off with a whimsical finial. I think finials are often the ignored after-thought by many lamp designers. They are often very visible especially at the nightstand or lamp table level.”

A Bracelet Table Lamp lights the bedside of Mr. Goralnick’s residence.

 

Last August, Barry took his beloved Bracelet Lamp on a tour of Manhattan and photographed it for his blog. We dare you not to smile at these photos of the bright light in the big city! Photography by Sully Bonnelly .

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Goralnick-Bright-Light-9The Bracelet table lamp was so well received, Mr. Goralnick expanded the series to include a small pendant, large pendant and sconce. Next on the agenda: a Bracelet Chandelier!

Another beautiful piece from Mr. Goralnick’s collection is the Selene Table Lamp. The modern interpretation of a classic form makes this lamp a great accent to many architectural styles. We love seeing another one of his signatures – the unexpected detail on the finial  – on the Selene! This lamp is also available in three finishes: Polished Nickel, Gilded, and Aged Iron.

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Lamp02cThe Selene Table Lamp in Mr. Goralnick’s residence.

This style was featured in the master bedroom decor of a “West Side Maisonette” project designed by Barry Goralnick Architecture & Design.

His Choros Chandelier is a mid-century design lover’s dream! The striking combination of aged iron and brass finishes will make a unique statement in any setting. Both the single and double-tier versions are also available in a Polished Nickel finish.

BA00060131Interior designer, tastemaker and blogger Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita selected the Choros Chandelier for the breakfast room of her home, which was photographed for the Winter 2014 cover feature of Domino Magazine.

Tilton FenwickA sitting room designed by Tilton Fenwick featuring the Choros Chandelier.

The Choros Chandelier hangs in the library of Mr. Goralnick’s residence.

Shop the entire Barry Goralnick lighting collection here.

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.

jon callQ. 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.

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.ARN1003BLK-LThank 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!

Make sure  to visit Mr. Call Designs for more of Jon Call’s inspiring interiors.