OurCharleston showroom had the pleasure of working with Novella Homes on the lighting selection for this newly-completed, cottage style home on Daniel Island. Steve Guaglianone and team selected every finish with an incredible attention to detail and delivered a luxurious yet livable family home. Get inspired by our photo tour of 359 Lesesne Street and shop the lighting looks! Photography by Patrick Brickman for Charleston Home + Design.
A classic brass lantern and shiplap walls set a tone of casual elegance in the entry.
To celebrate the completion of the home, we partnered with Novella Homes and Charleston Home + Design on a spectacular kick-off event. Coastal Crust mobile eatery provided Neapolitan style pizza, locally-crafted beer on tap and an eclectic assortment of wines. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success!
Visit the Novella Homes website for more information on this home and to view more of their beautiful projects.
The biggest city in the state where everything is bigger, Houston, Texas is home to world-class performing and visual arts venues, a thriving restaurant scene and plenty of lone-star charm. Take a tour and shop the lighting looks from a few of our favorite spots to dine and unwind in the Bayou City!
La Table is a dining destination like none other! Visit the first floor for the charming bakery and coffee counter. As you head upstairs to the formal dining rooms, be sure to browse the impressive library of art, fashion and lifestyle books from Assouline publishing house. Design by Dolores Suarez and Caroline Grant of Dekar Design.
Shop the latest from international retailer Club Monaco’s luxurious yet wearable collection of clothing and accessories. We love the boutique feel of store in the Houston Galleria. Design by Jennifer DiLeonardi and James Mills of Club Monaco’s Store Design Team.
Converted from a cozy ’30s-era house in Houston’s River Oaks, the Backstreet Cafe features a homestyle New American menu and gourmet cocktails. The intimate outdoor patio provides the perfect atmosphere for their legendary Sunday brunch. Design by Rudolph Colby of Colby Design.
Built in 1926, The Lancaster Hotel is recognized as a Texas Historical Landmark and the only hotel in the city to qualify for membership with Historic Hotels of America. Guests can enjoy the Lancaster’s distinctive décor, original 19th century art and top-notch service. Restoration and design by Gensler.
SIR Development is an award-winning luxury home builder in Fairfield County, CT. Our Greenwich staff has the sincere pleasure of working with in-house designers Shawna Feeley and Gaëlle Dudley, who ensure each SIR Signature Home is finished with exquisite fixtures and furnishings.We are thrilled to shine our Builder Spotlight on SIR Development and share some of our favorite projects designed by this talented duo!
In addition to selecting the interior finishes found in SIR’s award winning homes, Shawna and Gaëlle collaborate with buyers to bring their design visions to life. Their access to high-end sources, attention to detail and organization make the customization process an easy and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
“I love my work because I truly understand that we are building someone’s dream. It’s an opportunity to work with the best craftsmen, materials and resources. Whether it be a high-end luxury home or a house with a leaner budget, my design/build experience is a critical asset to executing our client’s vision as effectively and as beautifully as possible.”
The SIR design team demonstrates their ability to balance luxury and functionality in their design of this bright and roomy closet. The ample storage includes a center island lit by a crystal George II Small Chandelier by E.F. Chapman.
Marie Flanigan is an award winning interior designer whose passion and achievements in design have positioned her as one of the nation’s best. With her roots and education in commercial architecture, Marie’s strength is in the integration of interior and structure. Her trademark style is evident through the sophisticated use of texture, color, and light, creating environments in which people love to live. Our Houston showroom has had the utmost pleasure of working with Marie and her dedicated team for many years, and we are thrilled to shine our client spotlight on her this month!
“You can achieve a whole new level of depth and creativity when interiors and architecture are considered and carefully integrated.”
“Lighting, in my opinion, is the single most important element to any space. How you manipulate the natural light coming into the room or the way you incorporate task or accent light, you instantly have the ability to not only change the mood, but the functionality.”
We had the utmost pleasure of hosting designer Aerin Lauder for a book singing in our Greenwich showroom this month. Special thanks to Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and to everyone who joined us to celebrate Beauty at Home!
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.
Take it from the experts! This week, we asked our design-loving staff to name their favorite pieces. Shop our picks and as always, enjoy free standard shipping on all orders within the continental US!
Melissa Haynes Design
“I love the Large Country Industrial Pendant by E.F. Chapman. The contrast of such an industrial style light in a home instantly makes a statement that you are somewhere modern and cool.”
– Jessica R.
Savannah Sales Center
“My favorite piece in our collection is the French Cuff Sconce by Barbara Barry. I love the simple, yet elegant and transitional style. It’s so versatile and can be used in many rooms throughout the home.“
– Patty J.
Lonni Paul (Rancic home), September 2015
“The scale of the Michelangelo Buffet Lamp by Thomas O’Brien is perfect for accenting a room without overpowering it. I love it in Alabaster. It gives a classic and soft touch to any space.“
– Josh P.
Miles Redd (Danielle Rollins home), March 2012
“I love the uniqueness of the Zodiac Pendant by E.F. Chapman. It is a true conversation piece! It would be a fun addition to a sunroom or study.”
“My favorite piece is the Juliette Table Lamp by Suzanne Kasler. I absolutely love the way it glows when it is lit. It look like luxurious molten gold and would be stunning in a New England living room on a cold snowy day.”
– Sue P.
“The Alice Sconce by Suzanne Kasler complements interiors from rustic to contemporary, with lines and curves that feel equestrian and mechanical. It’s both a light fixture and an artisanal presence on the wall.“
– Stephen B.
Kapito Muller Interiors
“Thomas O’Brien’s Selecta Long Glass Bath Light is a favorite of mine. It’s both functional and sleek, masculine and warm. It’s a great choice for lighting a bath vanity or accenting a stairway.”
– Erika F.
“The Darlana Medium Lantern by E.F. Chapman is a beautiful way to update the look of a traditional space. I love the Darlana series because it comes in so many different sizes and finishes – there’s always a perfect fit.”
– Geri S.
“The Moravian Star by E.F. Chapman makes a bold statement in any application – from setting the tone of a home in a foyer to bringing playfulness to a powder room.”
– Acacia L.
Business Development, Coastal Southeast
Rill Architects, DC Design House 2015
“The Roark Modular Ring Chandelier by Ralph Lauren is a beautiful and harmonious combination of industrial and modern. It creates a perfect halo over any space!“
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.
Have you visited our showrooms recently? This past month we reset our window displays to showcase the latest and greatest from several of our brilliant designers. See what’s new and shop the looks online or in any of our showrooms!