I’ve been working on lighting for a few projects…these clients are on the contemporary end of the design spectrum.  Their spaces, however, are not architecturally modern per se, so it’s a balance to infuse clean contemporary lighting in the home while respecting its structural bones.

At first glance, these fixtures might appear overly sleek for many interiors, yet they work brilliantly in so many interior design venues as illustrated below.  I’d love to hear your thoughts and preferences.





These fixtures are not for the faint at heart; they are investment pieces, works of art if you will. I look forward to sharing a bit more lighting as the week progresses, with a feature on sconces of the modern variety.

Until then, smile and thank you for being here.  We are experiencing a bit of fall weather today and I absolutely love it; boyfriend and I prefer this time of year over any other season; for some reason, it energizes me.  I love the actual change of season and all that comes with it.  G turns 3 years old this Saturday….He’s turning into such a magical, colorful, richly playful boy.  I can barely believe how lightning fast time has flown by since he blessed our lives and our home.

I’ll leave you with this thought for today, which I had in my inbox this morning and found particularly fitting.

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all
the others.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero
106 BC – 43 BC, Politician, Orator and Philosopher

Lighting designers: foscarini, alturo alvarez, axoterzani, brand van egmond.

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  1. Rachel B. on September 29, 2009

    Those fixtures are amazing. and so is the quote. maybe the truest of all quotes i’ve seen.

  2. jana on September 29, 2009

    HI Rachel,

    I felt the same way about the quote; it just puts things into perspective :)


  3. Heather on September 29, 2009


    and yes, i needed to yell that!

  4. lisa mertins on September 29, 2009

    hi jana, here visiting from the fishbowl. a lovely dreamy site you have. i love the lighting since i’m getting ready to re-do my studio. thanks for the inspiration!

  5. wini on September 30, 2009

    Hi, I love the all the lighting examples, they are beautiful!! And the quote is great! Thank you for the inspiration. See you in the fishbowl! Wini

  6. Rebecca on October 6, 2009

    You should know, my home furnishings are on the verge of banning me from looking at your blog because the first thing I do is look disapproving around at lets say, my light fixtures and they become afraid.
    As always, just beautiful

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