We are almost finished decorating the pied~a~terre in Eze. When it comes to lighting we’ve gone gone quite mad for Murano. We had the good luck to find a few older pieces at auctions that fit in perfectly and set the tone. Then we drove up to Venice to try to find just the right wall pieces for the living room, something more on the contemporary side. We found just the right thing at Sogni di Cristallo. But before we get to my choices, let’s wander under some of these beautiful, elaborately colorful creations we found in their showroom.
I’ve been looking through my shots from our visit to try to choose colors for the lights in our bedroom and thought I’d share with you some of these amazing pieces that I’ve been studying. This company ships all over the world and will do custom colors and designs, and the prices are pretty reasonable.
I’ve been painting my bedroom walls a patina gray~blue but the closet doors are more of a pale green, I bought them from Herve Leconte on that trip up in L’isle sur la Sorgue last year.
So I am trying to figure out the ideal color choice.
All of the shades and shapes are so tempting, it’s hard to decide.
Do I blend, or maybe just do a contrast?
I went for contrast in my daughters room, I love this pop of bright orange against the pale aqua walls.
For the living room, we bought 6 of these Fioradliso sconces.
The great thing about these lights is that the “petals” can easily be taken off of the fixture, so I can mix up the color scheme as my mood and the seasons change. In addition to the white petals, we also have some in turquoise and aquamarine.
They also have a chandelier made of these petals.
Here’s another of their more contemporary designs, this one is made of these gorgeous, hunky discs of glass. Again, the glass can be made in a rainbow of colors.
Here’s a shot of some of the other pieces we’ve found. Madam Medusa to the left below is a piece I found at an auction. Once it arrived I realized the glass was way too big for the spot where I was planning to hang it, so I just removed all of the electronic & hanging apparatus and display on the dining table with a candle or two inside in the evening, I love it. It was fitting that I found it in the fall after being stung by a jelly fish in the Grotta Azzurra the previous summer. We also found some nice pieces at Carlo Moretti, including The hanging lamp in the middle of this shot, the wine bucket and the little bubble vases to the right.
We also bought some very festive, colorful & delicate oval shaped drinking glasses there. Each one is so unique and special to sip from.
Alright, off to choose colors.
I’m actually writing from West Lafayette, Indiana, I’m here to move my son home from Purdue U! I’m so proud of him and so excited to have him back in Seattle.
Hope you have a lovely, colorful day.