It's usually when I've been working on a wedding or special event that I am reminded of the importance of good lighting. Whether in a tent or one's home, it is the key ingredient in setting the mood and creating the ambiance you want. Obviously good design is important, but if the lighting isn't right, the design may matter little.
I've collected a few images of fixtures that inspire me...
A beautiful Murano glass chandelier
A simply elegant gilt chandelier
Muriel Chandelier by Oly The cast resin "bubbles" will cast fun shadows.
Love the roughness of the stone wall compared with the ornate crystal chandelier
Fun and funky
Arctic Pear Chandelier by Ochre
Seed Cloud Chandelier by Ochre
Swarovski crystal chandelier Its color is to-die-for!
This is the "before" look of a tent wedding designed by Pieter Bouterse Studio; the "chandeliers" were a combination of tiny lights and lucite rods. They were absolutely magical with the tent all dressed up for the party.
What are your preferences for lighting your own home?