Lighting it up
Day two of my client’s new home installation was a great one! We had wallcovering going up, furniture being delivered, beds being made and lighting being hardwired…whew, I am exhausted. There is nothing better than seeing a space come together and watching all of the sub-contractors work around all of the chaos. I am loving the masculine feel that the leathers, suedes and chains are bringing to this bachelor pad. The bike chain chandeliers from Carolina Fontoura and have been on my wish list since I blogged about them this past summer. I am finally getting the chance to use them in a project and couldn’t wait to share the pics of them from today. Carolina uses old bike chains, rims and gears to create the pieces and brings her extreme creativity to each one of them. We had four pieces made for the client’s new home.
First, the custom sized semi-flush mount piece for the entry. When you walk into the space, the chandelier commands your attention and the way the light bounces out of the fixture is just gorgeous. Looking up into the fixture is my favorite view, you can see all of the 9 gear shifts that house each of the light bulbs too.
The other custom pieces now hang above the black walnut dining table. These three pendant fixtures were also made in a custom size to fit the scale of the dining table. I can’t wait to see them glowing at night with the view of uptown Dallas in the background!
I think the “bike chain chandeliers” have been everyone’s favorite in the space so far! The vertical striped cow hide wallcovering is also at the top of the list! Tomorrow we will be back in the space to see the custom headboard, dining table and master console. I promise to snag more shots so keep an eye out for the new additions to the space on Friday.