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Happy Black Friday! Isn't this is the time of year when you just crave being cozy? Think rich textures, wood-burning fireplaces, and knitted blankets. There are are a lot of home decor products that fall under the category of cozy - pillows, throws, and bedding, to name a few. But what about lighting? Do you ever really have the desire to curl up and read a good book - under a cold, chrome fluorescent pendant light?
I've been really inspired by natural materials in lighting lately - namely wood. Rough wood textures, smooth bark, and elegant veneers have a warmth and natural beauty that's hard to ignore. Here's a round up of some lovely wood lighting fixtures (totally on-trend this winter) that have caught my eye as of late:
Highly polished wood is so elegant, and contrasts beautifully with frosted glass and polished metals. Opt for woods with dark stain finishes, like walnut and mahogany, for that high-end, "luxury ski chalet in Vermont" look.
Playing up the natural form of branches and twigs is another modern twist on rustic wood lighting. The tripod base on this floor lamp has the feel of a tree bough with branches growing from it, and the playful resin base of this table lamp looks like a casually gathered bunch of twigs.
Wood lampshades have such a warmth and sophistication about them, especially when the grain of the wood takes center stage. If a gorgeous real wood veneer lampshade is a little outside your budget, a neat giclee style shade with a faux bois print will do the trick!
For more inspiration and ideas check out these past post on faux bois and wood grain style.
Hi. I’m Lesley. I’m a collage artist and interior stylist. Common advice tells me to pick one discipline and focus on it – but I’ve never been known for being common. I make beautiful things and create beautiful spaces, because surrounding yourself with beauty and inspiration just makes life better. Your home and the things in it should feel effortlessly mixed and matched, with just a little bit of weird thrown in. The unexpected keeps life interesting.
My design talents have been showcased as a junior designer at Kimberley Seldon Design Group (Toronto); project manager at Studio La Beauté (Toronto); showroom manager at Reid & Lyons Designer Trimmings (Toronto); freelance designer at Burnham Design (Los Angeles); and interior design stylist at Lamps Plus and 55 Downing Street (Los Angeles).
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