Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Casting Shadows

Yesterday my designer friend and I were talking about lights that cast cool shadows. I was telling her I really want one for my entry, so when people come over at night it's like "surprise!" as soon as they walk in.

Here is a great example from the latest Lonny:



Man I love that dining room!

For my own space, I'm thinking of using Morovian pendants:


[ Worlds Away ]

Check out this pierced dome pendant from Regina Andrew. Can you IMAGINE the shadows it would cast? It would be like a party every night.


[ Regina Andrew ]


There are always great pendants on eBay. Here are some current favorites...


Is this one cool or what? And it's only $150!





This one is WICKER and would fan-freaking-tastic in a beach house.


This light is from West Elm, but it would be sure to give off some cool shadows when lit at night:

15 comments:

  1. I have the Moravian star pendant from Ballards in my foyer and I love the way it looks at night. It's not a great deal of light, so that would be my only warning. But, it still makes me smile every time I see it.
    Lori

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  2. I have a morovian star pendant that I got in Mexico and LOVE it! Actually if you really want one for your home, you should take a vacation to San Miguel de Allende Mexico (an amazing colonial town) and pick one up for yourself for only about $25. Vacation & lighting all in one!

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  3. The Vintique ObjectMarch 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    I've always been a fan of the star shaped pendants...

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  4. These are soo cool!

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  5. I have a Moravian pendant in my entry, and I always gaze at the pretty shadow when I walk by it at night!!!

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  6. i love the first one -- i have the morovian light in my son's room and he loves it!

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  7. I have a vintage pagoda chandelier and my husband just said the other night, "wow, that chandelier casts such a cool shadow on the ceiling!" It is something fun to look at for sure.

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  8. I loved sevearl of those lights especially the one from Regina Andr3ew! I also posted about some similar lighting if you'd like to see! http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/2011/02/zenza.html Love your blog - I'll be following!

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  9. I just found your site today, and love it. I'm moving from one apartment to the next, and have been looking for some inspiration to decorate my new place. I love that last piece of lighting. It looks so fun and feminine, although I wonder how much light it'll give ... perhaps as a piece in an office or bedroom? Thanks for sharing these pieces.

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  10. We have this wicker light from IKEA http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50115555 over our eating area table and I always had an opaque lightbulb in it. Then I changed it to a clear bulb and now it makes a really pretty pattern on the ceiling! So fun!

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  11. That Lonny light is beautiful, I've been itching to replace my foyer light too.

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  12. recycledconsignanddesignMarch 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Oh that lonny one is my favorite! I love it when a light add a little extra surprise :)

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  13. Karla Dreyer EmailMarch 27, 2011 at 6:49 PM

    Great pendants! Love the last one, so unique!

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  14. what a gorgeous selection of lights!
    i am totally with you on lights that cast amazing shadows. i used an antique mirrored moravian star in my last house, and LOVED the soft shadows it cast.
    that regina andrews light is GORGeous!

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  15. I have the Moravian star pendant from Ballards in my foyer and I love the way it looks at night. It's not a great deal of light, so that would be my only warning. But, it still makes me smile every time I see it.
    Lori

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