I know -- it's very tempting. Go on discount furniture sites such as Wayfair or Rakuten or even Target and you may see stuff you like. Well designed, cute lighting that might look good in your space. And the price will be a fraction of the cost that it would cost you if you sought out the original designer of that light. Even people of considerable means will think twice about paying for a designer-made fixture when a similar looking one is available at a much lower cost. And certainly there is not much difference between original and knock-off in terms of the function of the object: Both of them will light your space just fine.
But before hitting the buy now button for the cheaper option, I'd like persuade you that buying the more expensive chandelier, pendant, sconce, or lamp is absolutely worth the cost. Here's why:
One consideration when purchasing a chandelier is the quality of the crystals it has onboard. With jewelry, the quality of the gems incorporated into the ring or necklace gives off a message independent of the jewelry design. So it goes with crystal and chandeliers. As with everything in life, there are grades of crystal quality, and -- as with most things -- you pretty much get what you pay for.
We came across a beautifully executed project from Luna Grey Interiors and simply put, fell in love with the finished look. Luna’s approach is based on interactions and imagery with her clients. She takes into account all their needs and really acknowledges the space and its small details. She came into contact with the industrial piping and natural steel, and thus, the Tribeca chandelier was a natural fit to meet all these touchpoints.
She went with the piece because it had a feel of casual elegance and served as a great contrast with the vibe of the room while still providing that ‘perfect finishing touch’ to the dining room table. The family loved the finished product, and Luna best sums it up, “I love hearing about how my design affects my clients' social lives. After transforming their space, my clients regularly have friends and family over, and host large co-op meetings in the living room.”
This past spring, we worked with the American cuisine restaurant Precinct 10 in Weymouth, MA, who were looking in their decor to reproduce the atmosphere of the speakeasy.
A new year is here! I always try to find new goals and ways to change up my year. There’s always the aspirational goals we put out for ourselves, but what about goals for our home? It can be about adding plants or painting walls or even adding a light fixture for small touches, but what about bigger ones? Big changes make sense at the start of the year.