Archive for the ‘Lighting’ Category

A Spectacle Of Light…

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Stewart Haygarth is a British designer who takes everyday objects, even trash at times, and transforms them into something beautiful.  Check out the chandeliers below.  At first glance, they simply look like contemporary lights, but take a closer look, and you will see that the first chandelier is actually made up of hundreds of eyeglass lenses, which actually serve to magnify the light.  The second light below is comprised of eyeglass frames…interesting and unique, for sure!

Great Lamps For Under $100…

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Accent lighting is one of the easiest ways to really warm up a space, but if you have shopped for lamps lately, you might realize how expensive they really are.  Below are some great finds from Bellacor that will give you a lot of look for a small price.

Lumisource Ivory Lace Table Lamp

Lite Source Vinci I White Ceramic Table Lamp

Lite Source Pesach Blue Ceramic Table Lamp

Lite Source Mimosa Table Lamp

Adesso Director Tripod Table Lamp

Luce Plan Fans.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Now here is something a little different for those of you who expect more from your fans than simple function.  Check out these fans by the company Luce Plan.  They are fun and funky, and they come in multiple colors and designs.  While these fixtures may not be for everyone, they are certainly different, and are more like colorful ceiling sculptures than fans.

For more from Luce Plan, visit them on the web at

Usona Home Lighting…

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Take a look at these light fixtures by Usona Home.  We have visited this manufacturer before, but they are always worth another gander!  The light fixture below is fantastic.  This metal ribbon is twisted and looped just enough so as to not look fussy, while the inner gold finish bounces back light in a glamorous way.  This fixture could go great in either a contemporary setting (like the one below) or could just the thing to make your transitional room.

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This fiber optic drum lamp by Usona Home is one of a kind.  For more from Usona Home, visit them on the web at  (To the Trade)

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Light & Nature…

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

LZF is a Spain based company with the most fantastic sculpted wooden shades for their lighting.  Their use of bent wood, melding light and nature, make them a hit with Colby Design.  Their designs are innovative and every selection has many colors and sizes from which to choose.  Besides looking great, their price-point isn’t bad, which is always nice to see in this economy.


Aidan Gray…More Chic Than Shabby.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Look at some of our finds by Aidan Gray Home (  The entire product line is inspired by “European Grandeur,” and focuses on an authentic, hand-made look.  While this is a relatively young company, Aidan Gray Home has taken on the interior design and decor industry by storm…and they seem to have what it takes to have staying power.  They have a very specific look that has wide appeal, especially for transitional interiors.  If you are interested in these or any of the products from Aidan Gray Home, just let us know!

Striped Shades…

Friday, May 6th, 2011


Lamp shades come in every shape, style, size, and color imaginable.  One of our favorite ways to see a shade dressed – stripes.  These colored lines really set the tone for a lamp, and in turn, an interior.  Stripes can be serious, or just plain sassy, depending on the materials and the colors used.  Check out some of our favorites that are available to you online.

Pottery Barn

Lamps Plus – Black Velvet Stripe

House To Home – UK

Laura Ashely

Isabell Stanely

Pottery Barn


Contemporary Furniture in Austin.

Friday, April 22nd, 2011


Scott + Cooner is a great resource for “all things contemporary.”  Their showrooms are beautiful, and they only show a small fraction of the number of lines that Scott + Cooner carries.

“With an intuitive devotion to function, line, color and balance, Scott + Cooner began as the brainchild of Lloyd Scott and Josy Cooner in May of 1995, when they set out to make the Southwest a more modern place. Today they have over 15,000 square feet of modern furniture showroom space in the Dallas Design District and Downtown Austin. Scott + Cooner represents 70+ lines of classic and contemporary furniture, the top modern lighting designs, and the most incredible European Kitchen Systems in the Southwest.

Drawing on their training in architecture and interior design respectively, they offer over 30 years of combined design experience. With their shared love of classic and modern European decor they have consistently expanded their Dallas Design Center Showroom to exhibit the best of world’s great space designers.

Lloyd and Josy are dedicated to supporting the worldwide design community. While individuals are welcome to peruse the showrooms in Dallas and Austin and avail themselves of Scott + Cooner’s expertise, Lloyd and Josy firmly believe in the value added by design professionals because experience has shown that the client ultimately benefits from the consistent perspective, taste and overall knowledge the designer adds to the task of designing functional, comfortable and pleasing interiors.”


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Traditional, Transitional, & Contemporary Interior Design Showroom

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011


Walter Lee Culp Associates  is one of the premier interior design showrooms in Dallas.  Their product lines are some of the most beautiful and elegant lines available.  With everything from textiles to wall coverings, furniture,  lighting and accessories, Walter Lee Culp has your home covered.  Below are a few photographs from a fraction of their manufacturers. 

Larsen Fabrics



Dennis & Leen


For more from Walter Lee Culp Associates, visit

Lighting – Bone Simple Design

Monday, April 4th, 2011


Chad Jacobs, a Texas native who received his degree in architecture here in Austin, began his lighting company out of “his interest in handcrafted design and his love of texture, unusual materials and the transformative power of light.”  Jacobs works with craftsmen to hand-make every light fixture and customize it to the client’s needs.  Although these lights seem contemporary, they are so simple in nature that they would add interest to the most traditional of interiors.  For more, visit