A registered historic structure of the City of Laguna Beach, Casa Laguna Hotel & Spa reopened to guests this Spring after an extensive redesign with Martyn Lawrence Bullard at the helm. The Spanish Colonial-style estate overlooking Victoria Beach has operated as a hotel (and at one time, an artist’s colony) since 1946, and serves today as the ultimate destination for design enthusiasts. Tour the all-new Casa Laguna and shop the lighting looks found throughout!
Bullard played to the Spanish architectural style of the property with Moravian Star light fixtures, whitewashed walls and dramatic cobalt and marigold tile in the lobby.
Coastal Living is coming to the Hamptons! In anticipation of the 2016 Coastal Living Showhouse opening in Bridgehampton, NY this June, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite spaces from showhouses of years past. Get inspired by these breathtaking beach homes and plan your visit to tour the Hamptons Showhouse this summer!
kitchen: 2014 coronado showhouse in coronado, california / interior design: betsy burnham and max humphrey of burnham design
Kate Marker and her dedicated staff offer a full range of design services and a carefully curated studio in Barrington, Illinois. Her keen eye for color, pattern and understated glamour is reflected in every home she designs. We are delighted to share some of our favorite projects from Kate Marker Interiors with you this week – each one more inspiring than the last!
A fresh mix of metals and neutral palette make this kitchen an inviting place to cook, dine and gather. The industrial style pendants and linear fixture above the dining table add modern appeal.
Elizabeth Newman’s design philosophy is to create spaces that are classic and livable but then layered with eclecticism. Based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, she is a rising talent and treasured client of our Charleston showroom. Elizabeth gave us an exclusive first look at her recently completed Kiawah Island project which we are thrilled to share with you today! Photography by Nickie Cutrona.
Elizabeth’s work is a beautiful demonstration of how effortlessly the pieces from our designer collections can be mixed. In the living room she paired earthy Gannet Table Lamps in Marbled Sienna with a Darlana Medium Lantern in Aged Iron.
Over the past decade, Ashley Goforth has become one of Houston’s most influential designers. Her key principles are simple: a neutral color palette, a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings and an emphasis on the relationship of textures and shapes. Our Houston showroom has had the pleasure of working with Ashley and her outstanding team for several years, and we are thrilled to share her work in our client spotlight this month!
CL: What do you look for when you choose lighting for a project?
AG: Whenever I start selecting lighting for a project, I take into account two things: the type of material needed to balance of the other textures in a space, and the scale. I like large scale lighting as it can really make statement!
CL: The Hargett Table Lamp is practically your signature! What do you love about this piece?
AG: I love the Hargett lamp! It is the perfect size, comes in a variety of finishes and is adjustable. It is just contemporary enough without being plain and soft enough to blend into any traditional interior. And the coolie shade doesn’t hurt – it gives it a stylish twist.
CL: Our Houston staff adores working with you! Have any pieces caught your eye in the showroom recently? Something you’d like to use in a future project?
AG:I really like the Robinson chandelier. It has such a pretty silhouette, and anything with touches of gold dresses up a space. I am also excited to start incorporating Kelly Wearstler designs into my projects. They are innovative and use interesting materials.
The Rancic’s are now full-time residents of the Windy City! Our Chicago showroom had the pleasure of working with designer Lonni Paul to light Bill and Giuliana’s 1880s Gold Coast brownstone, which is featured in the September issue of Traditional Home. Get inspired and shop the looks from the celebrity couple’s new abode!
The soothing blue and ivory color palette of the formal living room is a nod to the couple’s previous home in Los Angeles. Polished nickel light fixtures tie the traditional furnishings with the contemporary accents, including a colorful, attention-commanding Tony Tasset painting over the fireplace.
The all-white kitchen features Calcutta marble surfaces and stainless steel appliances. Natural light pours in from the surrounding windows, and a pair of polished nickel lanterns provide task and ambiance light over the island.
The breakfast room seating area features heathered-gray furnishings and an industrial-style floor lamp, making this an ideal space for entertaining or cozying up with Giuliana’s newly published memoir, Going Off Script.
A vaulted ceiling with rustic beams add volume to the master bedroom. Geometric alabaster table lamps light either side of the bed. An antique-white finished chandelier with delicate crystal beading adds a touch of sparkle.
The ceiling of the perfectly symmetrical master bath features an glass-encased opening to the stylish couple’s closet above. Polished nickel fixtures and sconces shine against while walls and marble surfaces.
Paul designed the guest bedroom to be a luxurious sanctuary for visitors. Refining touches include floral wallpaper from Mary McDonald for Schumacher and elegant crystal table lamps at either side of the bed.
The designers of this year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse turned a magnificent barn style house into a masterpiece of coastal decor trends. Now in its fifteenth year, the showhouse is located at 233 Old Sag Harbor Road in Bridgehampton, NY and will remain open to the public through Labor Day, September 7, 2015. Buy tickets here to tour the home and in the meantime sneak a peek and shop the looks from some of our favorite spaces!
From timeless traditional to sleek and clean-lined, Houston designer J. Randall Powers follows the internal rhythm of each project to its own ideal conclusion. His latest masterpiece – the grand residence of Sheridan and John Eddie Williams – landed him the cover story of Veranda’s July/August 2015 issue. Powers’ devotion to the finest points of design is reflected in his lighting collection, which includes some of our most popular pieces to date. Shop the J. Randall Powers collection online or in any of our showrooms.
“The history of interior design and decoration is always invention and re-invention. I like to design lighting that is connected to the highest ideals of classical design. The rooms and lighting I admire most express classical balance, pure lines, and an inner logic.“
“Design discipline is the key to everything I do. Regardless of the style, I admire restraint and subtlety. Less is more. I aim never to over-design or over-decorate. Composing harmonious and pleasing spaces with beautiful lighting and wonderful interesting objects is always the goal.”
Based in San Anselmo, CA, Ann Lowengart has been creating warm, chic, and inviting interiors for more than 15 years. Chances are you’ve seen her work in Traditional Home, on HGTV and earlier this month on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She and her dedicated team are exceptionally talented and a true delight to work with. Shop the looks from some of our favorite projects as we shine the client spotlight on Ann Lowengart Interiors this month.
A fan of adding a touch of the unexpected to every space she designs, Lowengart created a quirky floral headboard to match the drapes and bedskirt in this preppy-chic bedroom. Built-in bookcases and Architect’s Swing Arm Sconces by Peter Talbot make this room a cozy reader’s retreat.
Lowengart and team prove they are just as well-versed in contemporary design as they are in the traditional and transitional styles in this fashion-forward family home. The crisp kitchen island is lit by a trio of Large Hicks Pendants by Thomas O’Brien.
Lowengart was among the seven designers selected to transform the second annual Traditional Home Napa Valley Showhouse at Charles Krug Winery. A pair of Yul Table Lamps by Alexa Hampton in the sitting area and Wesport Sconces by Barbara Barry on either side of the bed reflect her traditional yet fresh and youthful style in the master bedroom.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.