I know that title is a cliché but it is so true! Think about your grandparent’s house with the avocado green kitchen appliances or the funky pendant light in the living room? I remember being thoroughly intrigued and horrified at the same time during those summers I spent at their home. Of course, my grandma was totally thrilled with her new updated kitchen even though it was remodeled years before I was even born. Well Grandma would be please to know that her fancy space age light fixture style was were making a huge comeback. Check out the fixture below ans an example.
In the Chapel Hill area I have used several of these mid-century fixtures in my designs. Below is a rustic industrial design with a brass fixture and exposed Edison style bulbs.
As an Interior Designer, everywhere I look there are mid -century inspired light fixtures. This blog post is the second in my series about interior design trends for the new decade. I personally love the shiny metallic finishes, straight lines and bright lights that define the style. These mid-century inspired fixtures can be used in many design styles. Check out the photo below where designer, Stephen Gambrel used a large floral metallic inspired fixture in this very traditional room, mixing this stunning over sized fixture with traditional molding and furniture enlivens the space.
In this blue bedroom photo below a California designer used a plastic and steel light fixture inspired by Architect George Nelson’s bubble lamps from the 1950s. The fixture’s ribbing details play nicely with the monochromatic blue and white color scheme.
Lastly, designer Emily Henderson used this white metallic fixture in this very dark blue/gray living room. The room has a moody Victorian theme and the metallic and glass light fixture really adds some vitality to the space. The fixture looks comfortable and right at home.
Give me a call if you are intrigued and would like more information on mixing mid-century light fixtures into your current décor.
First Impressions by Julie Wagner, LLC
Chapel Hill, NC