06 September 2012
Scandinavian Inspired Lighting
Visiting with my sister in Las Vegas I came across this gorgeous light fixture in a bar that was under construction. The building had a gorgeous industrial style interior with broad concrete floors and a beautiful, sturdy metal and concrete staircase. The Scandinavian inspiration here is so strong I can practically hear this fixture saying, "Davs!" (Hello) every time it would be turned on.
When the Scandinavian winter is dark all but about 4 or 5 hours a day, good indoor lighting is crucial just to be able to see -- and it's very important for the well-being of the soul. Maybe that's why Scandinavians are so talented and inspired to create great lighting fixtures and to keep cozy candles always burning in the window.
I love the mix of wood and metal, curves and hard lines. It was positioned over a long farm table with the two big pot lights on each end. When I see a dining environment like this I get swept away by visions of good meals, good friends and good chats. The best conversations always seem to happen around the table.
There are so many gorgeous wood table and hanging lamps around just now. Here are links to a few other delights.
Etsy - Chartruese Ceramic Lamp With Birch Shade
Lamps Plus - Wood Pendant Chandelier
Design*Sponge - DIY Woven Wood Lampshade
Perforated Pattern Lamp Shades
Do you have any favorite wood lamp or lampshade inspirations these days? Would love to hear about them in the comments below. Sending you best wishes for a great day!