Thursday, April 8, 2010

Waving my light fitting wand...


I saw this image today and it reminded me of a house I see every day and each time I look at the light fitting I just wish I could put something else in their beautiful home. It's one exactly like this one here and personally I just don't feel it does the house the justice it deserves. It looks to me as though the designer choose it as it was the 'fashionable' thing to do at the time. Don't get me wrong, I love fashion and I actually think the light fitting would look perfect in the right home, just sometimes I don't think fashion applies to every possible design opportunity.

It's such a lovely home and the people who live in their are just a delight so I actually feel bad every time I look at the light and wish that I could wave my wand and swap it for something else. The home needs some thing fabulous and industrial like a big cluster of different sized glass ball light fittings, hanging together by metal rods. And at night time the lighting feature will look grand and stylish and fit perfectly with the home's aesthetic.

Does anyone else have the same thoughts to me around "fashionable" things and everything having a place? Perhaps i'm also being a fuss pot... Kellie xx


Room from Ngoc Minh Ngo x

14 comments:

  1. I definitely agree with you, Kellie! It *is a great light fitting, but it just doesn't go, and that takes away from the beautiful feel of the rest of the room. I do think there is a trend (overall, but certainly in design as well) whereby things become ubiquitous at certain points in time, whether they suit and are well executed or not (this was my two cents' worth... http://penguinsandparentheses.blogspot.com/2010/03/wellingtons-are-new-cupcakes.html). I just love the mixture of items you find though - all so lovely and such interesting thoughts...

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  2. I'm not a designer or a stylist and completely without qualification but I've always been of the view that pieces need to speak to you. Like a family they need to gel with things around them, they need to be comfortable and compatible. Trends come and go don't they, and while some are extraordinarily beautiful and stand the test of time, some are fads and as such, just don't go...like the light fitting above with the rest of the room. Does it make us 'better' if we are up with the latest designs and have one of everything just because it's new or we can? Or does it just take away our individuality and deprive us of the quirkiness that makes our homes our own? Wish I knew the answer! Sorry if that went on too long!

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  3. I read somewhere recently the light fittings are one of the most overlooked elements of a room. I don't think that it's the case here though, it's not like it's a shabby old pendant that someone forgot to change out. I'm not a big fan either, it does look out of place. And no, you are not a fuss pot! Let's call it attention to detail :)
    Abby

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  4. Kellie, that light is just plain ugly. It reminds me of something called a bloomin' onion that you can order as an appetizer at the Outback Steakhouse. Lighting is like the final accessory that brings a room together.

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  5. with u all the way, not for this home

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  6. Kellie, I totally know what you mean. There's this gorgeous white home in Savannah, and it is just stunning, historical, pristine, except it has these hideous black wrought iron Art Deco lampposts out front that just RUIN it! Such a shame!

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  7. It does look a bit like an artichoke to me! I guess we can't argue with one designer's vision for a space, but, it's not to my personal taste, and I don't have many clients that would let me put that in their homes...not even the eclectic ones! BTW....you're not a fuss pot...what a fun word!
    Sally
    www.divinedistractions.blogspot.com

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  8. oh that's so true Kellie! I love fashion too, but not fashion at any cost. I'm always very cautious with 'fashionable' things. great post, darling! xo

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  9. I don't mind the fixture.. it just makes the room a little over done for me-

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  10. No, I think you're right. I wish that people wouldn't put things up just because they're fashionable right now or 'in.'

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  11. I like the light fitting! But I agree with you, it just doesn't fit with everything else.

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  12. I like it but also think that people shouldn't do something because of a trend or a fad. They should decorate how they like!

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  13. i just love this. so pretty and light hearted.

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