Monday, June 24, 2013

Lighting Trends - Sneak Peek Dallas Market - Part 1

The past couple of days I attended the Sneak Peek at the Dallas Market Center in Dallas Texas and WOW there was so much to take in and take a peek at, so I am going to do a couple of post so I can try to cover all the exciting things that took place.

One of the things I noticed was all of the natural materials that have been incorporated into all kinds of designs. For instance I saw a tremendous amount of unstained wood, driftwood, re-used and re-purposed wood, rope, handmade items, canvas, burlap, galvanized finishes, distressed mirrors, but also at the other end of the spectrum bright colors and multiple colors and patterns used on the same piece.

So first I am going to share with you all the new trends in lighting, including hanging lights, sconces and table lights.

First, my personal favorite! It is a classical chandelier but with a fun and unexpected twist of incorporating spoons, forks and knives right along with crystals. It adds a sense of humor to an otherwise elegant chandelier, and I think it is spectacular.  It is made by Troy Lighting is is called the Bistro.
 There was a tremendous amount of lighting from natural unstained wood.This first one is from Silk Route Trading.

Aidan Gray Homes wood carved table lamps.
 Also Aidan Gray Homes.
 Driftwood floor lamp available through Currey and Company.  This reminds me of a floor lamp in my post, Beach Decor, which you can see here.

This isn't a new trend, but a rather a familiar beauty by Aidan Gray Homes. I found an interesting article about how Aidan Gray Homes began and you can read it here.

 There was an incredible amount of seashells of all sorts,  Below is Aidan Gray Home chandeliers.

 This next four lights are available from Currey and Company.
 I saw lots of colors this year.
This looks like oyster shells to me. This just feels so natural, a base of oyster shells, a linen shade and then driftwood mirrors in the background and also notice the natural wood base that it is all sitting on. Available from Currey and Company.
 This is a table lamp made of seashells and it is available from Taylors on Ten which represents  multiple brands.

These lights are by Vita Lighting and they are just so very fabulous and fluffy. They are elegant and at the same time light and airy. I wish you could touch them, they are beyond soft....I think they would work in a shabby chic environment and in an ultra modern home.

 Back to the natural lighting, there were a great deal of lights with rope details giving them a very nautical vibe. 

 Here are some light fixtures that I thought were remarkable.

 Chalk board lighting by Hudson Valley Lighting. I LOVE it. So cute, think of how you could use this in so many spaces including a cottage kitchen or eating area, or in a child's room.

  A few more lights that incorporated natural materials.

So what do you think of the various lighting trends? Will you be shopping for new lighting soon?
Do you like the vibe of the natural materials invoking a connection with the seaside, boat house or nautical setting? Or do you prefer the traditional lighting but with a twist such as the "silverware chandelier?"

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  1. Lighting has surely come a long way from yesteryear...So many beautiful and creative lighting out there...I so love the wood carved table lamps...Really want an antique ballater as a table lamp, but have not found the right one...so the wood carved lamps may be a great alternative...Have fun at the Market....looking forward to seeing more!

    1. Oh Shirley, I agree, lighting has come a long way, even in the just the last 5 to 10 years. It is making so much more of a design statement in people's homes. I am so glad to see such inventive lighting. I would love a baluster lamp myself. I was really impressed with the wood carved lamps, they are very natural and yet they don't have to invoke any kind of seaside, or coastal vibe at all.
      Thanks, Patty

  2. Ok that silverware chandy was way cool. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us!


  3. Loved this post. Thanks for showing the new things coming our way. What I think is so interesting...is that the things showing up in stores are rip offs of many things made by bloggers. We got a faux succulent wreath in the other day at Pier 1...straight off Pinterest!

  4. Absolutely stunning lights!! Wow! I love the mix! That chandelier with blue beading is so unexpected but so pretty! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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