Whether your home is modern or classic in style, custom lighting can show your architecture and furnishings to advantage. The first 3 images are from a split-level 1950′s home that we recently modernized in Washington, DC. The custom monorail fixtures lead the eye and the feet toward a focal point in the garden room beyond the kitchen. The sleek brushed metal of the fixture complements the stainless steel railing and the charcoal tile of the entryway. The reddish/orange of the diffuser coordinates with the reddish rust of the rug. In the same home, two additional custom fixtures help bring all the elements together. The chandelier in the dining room, below, the artist used the same striped glass but in a pumpkin color and designed a more lyrical style to complement the modern lines of the kitchen. The third fixture — a semi-flush fixture, is over the eating area in the kitchen (image 2 below) which shares a shape with the entryway monorail and a color with the dining room chandelier (in the background).
|In Takoma Park, MD in a master bedroom with a more classic style, custom glass sconces and glass tile are fabricated in more traditional lines and with the colors of alabaster and stone to complement the oak fireplace surround.|
|Similarly, the custom swirled white glass and graceful form of the semi-flush fixture in the image below for a home in Chevy Chase MD complements a classic entryway.|
|Finally, custom fixtures can provide a hint of whimsy along with sophistication such as the kitchen pendants, below, in a home in Bethesda MD.|
|All fixtures created by Jackie Braitman
All images courtesy of Braitman Design/Build