Bring rustic appeal to your yard or interior by wrapping weathered architectural relics with lights. The contrast between the dulled, organic surfaces and the boldness of colored lights results in a conversation piece that truly pops.
Achieve a stained glass effect without changing your windows. A kitchen or pantry window is a great place to install shelves to store colored glassware, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." “The light just comes right through it and really shows them off,” she says.
Set against vibrant blue walls, this tumbled marble terrazzo floor comes to life with energy and color. A golden bar cart and 17th century Italian painting add antique charm to the space, as well as invite guests to drink and delight in conversation.
A four-arm antique bronze chandelier provides illumination above. The home's smart lighting system can be programmed to turn a series of lights on and off together, or programmed to turn on and off lights at a set time each day.
An antique chandelier over the library table doubles as a light fixture and a focal point. It helps bring light into the room while also taking the attention off the low ceilings and onto the beautiful outside view.
The antique gold leaf mirror in this whimsical living room adds drama and 19th century opulence. The inviting space is elevated by a gilded ceiling, which reflects natural light and further brightens the print-filled room with sofas, arm chairs and wallpaper by Madcap Cottage.
This light and bright bedroom features an antique mirror that sits atop the red dresser and offers a sneak peek at the blue and white bed pillows. Glass jewelry boxes are also arranged on top of the dresser, as well as a plant potted in a metallic vase.
The master suite is comprised of three rooms - the bedroom, dressing room and wet room. Behind the bed, a thrift store find creates a stunning focal point - this vintage 1970’s oil painting by a local city artist creates a dramatic and elegant statement. Inspired by the painting, Lauren Levant designed custom pendant lighting that she made herself from copper battery clamps, stainless steel cable and a light socket kit from the hardware store. A World War II era shipping trunk and an antique ladder complete the collection to create an eclectic, dramatic master suite that celebrates adaptive innovation.