Opulence is making a comeback in home interiors, but this time there’s a modern simplicity that’s taking it to new heights. Though we’ve seen cool metallics like brushed nickel and chrome for many years, and metallics with pink tones — rose gold and copper — were recent trends, re-emerging on the scene: warm, gorgeous gold and its cousins brass and bronze. These classic metals impart a sense of history and touch of glam to a space.
Gold tones can give a room either a lived-in, traditional look or a sophisticated, modern look. One Solara Doors & Lighting project demonstrates just how stunning the latter can be.
In the lighting design for this Dallas home designed by Tatum Brown Custom Homes and decorated by Morgan Farrow Interiors, gold tones meet interesting natural and geometric shapes and materials. Let’s have a look.
In the Living Room
Two large, open pendant lights drop from the ceiling in the living room. Comprising three intertwined squares constructed of thin rods and xenon bulbs, they are an unexpected complement to the brass-trimmed furniture and artwork in the space. The gold finish gives the geometric fixtures an impressive elegance without the need for additional embellishment. (Though these particular lights were not made by Solara, we can create something similar for your project.)
In the Dining Room
Organic in its nature but with an uber-contemporary design, the Driftwood II chandelier is a Solara original and an ideal fixture to hang over a dining room table or kitchen bar. A sleek interpretation of the water-worn branches that often wash up on a beach, the handmade chandelier comes in a variety of finishes. In gold, it is a breathtaking beauty worthy of a coveted gathering place for friends and family.
In the Stairwell
Agate is a natural crystal formation characterized by striations of color — often bright colors such as pink and purple and turquoise that capture the imagination. For this project, the customer provided Solara with sliced agate to make a show-stopping chandelier that hangs in the stairwell, as well as a number of wall sconces that line the winding staircase and complement the brass handrail.
Made of bright blue and white agate and dropped from the ceiling by a brass rod, the dramatic chandelier is shaped like a hornet’s nest — an upside down teardrop of stone that seems to buzz with life. When this conversation piece is illuminated, the various shades of blue take on a magical glow.
The designer recessed two wall sconces into the stairwell wall, giving each the place of pride that a work of art deserves. Each handmade sconce is a single slice of white and brown agate in a brass-finished mount and edged in gold by hand.
Solara’s Custom Work
The distinct lighting designs seen throughout this house flow from space to space, never repeating but always complementing. They reflect the thoughtful decisions of the designer, with whom Solara worked closely.
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