Monday, February 22, 2010

Lighting fixtures

I took last week "off" so that I could indulge in my family, the sun, the warm weather and relaxation while in Mexico! It was nice to wake up every morning, open the curtains and be greeted by the beautiful blue ocean...what a way to start each day! I truly savored every moment! While at the resort, I took notice of these lighting fixtures! A must for any well designed room is to find perfect lighting fixtures (lamps, sconces and/or chandeliers) that fit the setting for a particular space. I love how great lighting and striking fixtures can really transform a room! This fixture...fabulous!
Notice the gargolye sconce in the background on the right. 
I don't forsee being able to use these gargolye sconces any time in the near future, but I still like them. They remind me of the gargolyes on some of the old buildings on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
There were nine of these huge lighting fixtures in the reception area which made for quite an impact! It's hard to ascertain the massiveness of these fixtures from this photo, but they were quite large!
What do you think of the above fixtures? Do you take notice of lighting fixtures, whether it be in a residence or a commercial space?  Do you spend time finding the perfect fixture for each space in your home or are you just happy to have light?! I'm off to the city now. Happy Monday!


Haven and Home said...

I am a lighting nut, love these! So jealous you were in Mexico!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Oh how jealous I am you were in Mexico! Hope you had a wonderful trip. I think lighting is so important. One of the first things I did when we moved into our home was to change out the foyer chandelier. I've chosen a very different chandelier for our dining room and hope I didn't go too "out there" once it is finally installed. Great photos/inspiration.

Karena said...

Really love the gargoyle sconces. Some of the buildings downtown Kansas City have these.


Kellie Collis said...

Very stylish ! I too adore lighting!! x

M.A.the2nd said...

The gargoyles remind of Notredame Cathedral in Paris and even though they are menacing to look at you almost feel drawn to them for their architectural beauty. Love it and yes I always look up and sideways and everyways to check out interiors! Beautiful blog!