Everything about embellishing interiors turns me on, but lighting has to be one of my favorite aspects of the creative process. Sourcing vintage lamps and fixtures could be considered a full time hobby (ahem…an addiction) at this point in my career. I adore the thrill of the typical hunt, but with three kiddos, my junking marathons and eager jaunts to antique fairs are few and far between. This, friends, is where the internet has seduced me. And the fabulous candy store, 1stDibs, is the mecca I visit most often. I search. I save my favorites. Mostly, I fantasize about each piece I covet. But, every once in a while, I find something so delicious, I indulge. As is the case with an exquisite French pendant fixture, circa 1960, from Kerson Gallery in NY, NY.
A gold-plated, circular brass disc, lit from within, holds sparkling glass orbs that absolutely glow. It is so chic! So French! It looks just like that funky-cool-something that I imagine Kelly Wearstler might score for one of her over-the-top sexy penthouses. If I can think of 3 ways to use something, I buy! I can instantly imagine it in a dreamy pastel boudoir, a sleek dining room or a dark, moody library. It was love at first sight. And it’s mine… Oh, you want one too? Well, you’re in luck! I’ve found the perfect substitute.
Can you believe? How smart is this new fixture from the retro-savvy and fiercely fun Jonathan Adler?! I was delighted when I saw the Globo Demilune Pendant in his new collection. Black and brass is such a hot combo too! Just like my vintage piece, this beauty is so versatile- try it in a powder room, media room or even two over the kitchen island. Si grande, oui?