I’ve been thinking about purposeful, oversized lighting. Intentionally using a light fixture that’s a little too big for the space can look phenomenol. It’s hard to let yourself (or your designer) to supersize it because you know it’s a little off and there’s always a risk that it will look weird. I think there’s an interesting tension in rooms that play with scale. Almost all of the “brand name” designers play with scale – for someone without that budget, or that multi, multi-million dollar home – you can can do this, just use one thing that’s extra large for your big design impact. Dining Rooms, Entries and Bedrooms are great places to incorporate a large piece.
If adding a big, expensive light fixture makes you nervous – the easiest way to play with scale in your home is with branches or large flower arrangements.
He’s brought in a veritable Camellia tree in this case and it looks wild and chic. Love his dog too! (Photo Source)
I read a fantastic, historical fiction book recently: The Rose Code by Kate Quinn about female codebreakers during World War II. Excellent read and I enjoyed talking to her about it – you can hear that on Episode 115 of my podcast, The Inside Flap (also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify). Happy Spring!