March 20, 2019


In: Interior Design


Lighting is one of the most important and quickly changing elements in the interior design process.

It can completely transform a space, not just by brightening dark corners, but by affecting our emotions. The right light lifts the mood, inspires and motivates.

View of a lighting set up in a kitchen.
Pendeen Pendants by Urban Electric; Custom Roman Thomas Toledo Table Lamps

There are so many wonderful fixtures to choose from. We thought you might enjoy seeing photos of some of our favorites, from the archives!

Dining room with a beautiful Murano Glass Chandelier.
Murano Glass Chandelier

When it comes to your home, a place where you likely spend the majority of your free time, lighting can dictate the overall ambiance. It can invigorate the little things, like our morning routines, or the moments we spend with family and friends.

Ranch Dining Room with custom made Chandelier from Antique Scales and a cable lighting. Combination of old and new.
Antique Scales from Brendan Bass, made into a Chandelier by Iron Accents; Cable Lighting: Tech Lighting Kable Lite system

Most spaces have a combination of decorative lighting (chandeliers, pendants, sconces, lamps, etc.) along with architectural lighting (recessed cans, strip and cove lighting).

Beautiful bell jar type lighting in the hallway.
Top Left: Murano Glass Lamp by Jan Showers; Top Right: Carl Moore Antiques
Bottom: Urban Smokebell by Urban Electric

New products, bulbs and types of lighting are introduced almost daily it seems, and the technology continues to improve. LED lamps with 2700K – 3000K (Kelvin) and high CRI (Color Rendering Index) can efficiently mimic outdated incandescent lamps.

Antique Crystal Chandelier in a Dining Room.
Chandelier by Tucker Payne Antiques
Modern Ceiling Light and beautiful Table Lamps that complement one another.
Ceiling Light by Urban Electric, Table Lamps by Dunes and Duchess 

Even with so many great fixtures available, Lucas Eilers Design Associates, L.L.P. enjoys creating unique  “one of a kind” lighting for our projects, sometimes starting with vintage fixtures, other times with our imagination.  

Custom made wall sconces for the staircase.
Top Left: Pulley Pendant by Holly Hunt and (inside the theater) Gerard Sconces by Paul Ferrante; Top Right: Belle Meade Wall Sconce by Urban Electric ;
Bottom: Set of Custom Rose Tarlow Cox London Wall Sconces  

As a closing remark, we wanted to share with you this link to a wonderful guide that our friends at Circa Lighting have put together. It comes with useful tips on installing different types of lighting.

Let there be excellent, effective and efficient light throughout your home!

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” – William Morris

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