October 20, 2014

Warm Up Your Home with Candle Light Fixtures

 

As our days start cooling down, there’s nothing quite like coming home to the warm glow of a custom candle light fixture. Once relegated to rustic spaces, candle light fixtures have taken on a fresh, new form and a distinct contemporary aesthetic, making them a versatile choice for today’s more modern homes.These distinctive fights capture all of the beauty and ambiance of a lit candle while offering numerous design possibilities to suit your home’s unique decor.

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October 18, 2014

Beautiful Cover Sconce Designs

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Art deco design is contemporized with this elegant sconce fixture, which can illuminate and decorate a grand stairway or great room.

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This light glass cylinder sconce, featuring a blown starlight glass disc and a beautiful royal silver finish, can uplift any contemporary space.

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With its striking simplicity, this cover sconce can be placed on either side of a headboard to add an elegant allure to contemporary bedrooms.

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This eclectic work of art features fused smoke glass, elegant glass beads and three dangling baubles, perfect for a transitional style living area.

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Woven steel mesh and vintage bulbs define this cover sconce, which can add intriguing interest to an industrial-chic powder room.

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A modern mountain home inspired this custom cover sconce design, which features a stunning juxtaposition of organic patterns and sleek, industrial materials.

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This fixture’s blown glass diffuser and stippled antique iron finish can enhance a contemporary home with a touch of textural interest.

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This refined custom sconce features beautiful clean lines, while maintaining a touch of organic appeal.

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Swirling colors of blown art glass and a stippled antique iron finish form an eclectic cover sconce that can make a bold statement in any transitional space.

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With its dramatic shape and stately lines, this custom fixture’s architectural form — featuring laser cut details with an art glass diffuser, blown glass finials and an antique copper finish — can gracefully direct the eyes.

 

Cover sconces are one of the most common wall-mounted fixtures for task and ambient lighting, but they don’t have to look it. Here are a few recent Hammerton custom cover sconces that might expand your perception of this functional fixture type.

Designed for a wide-range of spaces — from great rooms and hallways to bedrooms and bathrooms — each custom cover sconce is designed to complement its unique surroundings by thoughtfully combining a timeless form or innovative silhouette with interesting materials, textures and colors. Because we work with a broad palette of materials, the possibilities for custom design are virtually limitless.

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October 16, 2014

Scientists Perfect LED Lighting and Win Physics Nobel Prize!

 

The world is now a brighter and more sustainable place thanks to three scientists who succeeded where all others failed in the field of lighting technology. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura were awarded this year’s Nobel prize in physics for inventing the blue light emitting diode. This invention has helped create the transformational (and now ubiquitous) LED light.

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October 13, 2014

Lighting Design Inspirations From Architecture

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A trio of sleek pendant lights mirrors this contemporary kitchen’s monochromatic color palette and clean architectural lines.

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This upper level study features a custom Hammerton chandelier and a series of contemporary pendant lights that beautifully echo the stairway railing and skylight.

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Glass beads drape gently from this candelabra to subtly complement the arched niche of this hallway.

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A striking ceiling fixture, crafted from glass and steel, beautifully complements this front entryway’s warm wood tones and mahogany woodwork.

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For this statement piece, our designers took a lead from the home’s bold architecture to create an elegantly tiered glass chandelier that balances the room’s heavy stone walls and warm wood tones.

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Above this beautiful kitchen bar, a row of contemporary pendants provide functional task lighting, while enhancing the modern aesthetic of the surrounding environment.

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Industrial chic pendants, crafted from steel, woven mesh and mica, underscore the incredible craftsmanship of this modern mountain home. The refined, yet rustic architecture is echoed in the fixture’s sleek silhouette.

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A contemporary chandelier was designed with square tiers to subtly echo this bedroom’s hardwood paneling. Additionally, a combination of metal and glowing mica underscore the room’s natural tones and textures.

 

“Where do I start?”

This can be quite a daunting question when considering custom light fixtures for your home. Usually, the best first step is the most straightforward: simply consider the home’s architecture and overall aesthetic design.

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October 3, 2014

Colorful Glass Fixtures Add a Pop of Design Interest

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In this custom Lightspann fixture, blown ‘Vesuvio’ glass transforms an unusually shaped chandelier form into an eye-catching work of art.

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In this swirling Lightspann chandelier, a combination of blown Venetian glass shades and decorative glass spheres add an eclectic touch.

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An irregular pattern of multi-colored panels add a touch of personality to this contemporary fixture, while layered hues and unexpected textures catch the eye.

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This one-of-a-kind architectural fixture also doubles as a large-scale sculpture that strategically draws the eye upwards in this restaurant space.

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These diminutive yet impactful ceiling fixtures, featuring a vibrant blown Blue Cararra glass, make a bold statement in this hotel elevator lobby.

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Like bubbles rising from the bottom of the ocean, a multitude of colorful blown glass spheres in this custom Lightspann chandelier sprinkles a popular San Francisco seafood bar with a whimsical aesthetic.

 

Thoughtful use of color can empower interiors with energy and an invigorating sense of joy and tranquility. Colorful light fixtures can come in many shapes and sizes, as well as in dozens of materials, from reflective mica to breathtaking glass.

With an intelligent combination of design elements, you can leverage color to achieve an effortlessly cohesive and sophisticated lighting plan. Simply put, the ethereal element and subtle translucence of colorful glass can add an undeniably delicate yet uniquely modern appearance to interior designs.

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