To put a modern spin on the traditional chandelier and add contrast against the black-painted ceiling, standard flame-style chandelier bulbs were replaced with bright white globes. The clean round lines of the fixture's 12 bulbs are an excellent juxtaposition to its 12 elaborate arms.
The master bedroom was lacking in ambient light, so its existing ceiling fan was taken down and replaced with a wood and iron French chandelier. French chandeliers usually evoke a feeling of femininity, but due to its black painted finish, the chandelier used in this master bedroom takes on a more gender-neutral appearance. For modern flair, globe bulbs were used rather than standard flame bulbs.
A trio of globe lights provide warm lighting from red bulbs above the lovely dining table in this transitional dining room. Natural light floods in from the glass doors reflecting off the eye-catching marble accent wall.
Bench seating frames two sides of this dining table glowing in the natural sunlight from the above windows. A pair of black chairs providing additional seating are padded with white fur throws for a textural element. A large globe covered pendant light hangs above.
Plant ‘Purple Sensation’ ('Allium aflatunense) to keep color in your garden after the spring bulbs open, and before the summer perennials start. This allium produces round, violet-purple globes with hints of blue and pink. The stems grow 24 to 30 inches.
Even though alliums are related to onions and garlic, you probably won’t smell anything unless you crush the plants' leaves. In the fall, give the bulbs a spot with full sun, and plant them 6” deep and 12-14” apart, with the pointed ends facing up. With their long, slender stems and globe-shaped flowers, alliums are great for a cutting garden. Don’t worry if their foliage turns yellow by mid-summer. It’s just going dormant until the bulbs are ready to bloom again.