I thought I’d give you a little break from our Valentine-inspired posts (we admit that we enjoy the holiday a bit much at HGTV.com) and focus on lighting — “jar lighting” to be exact.
This 5-jar chandelier casts a soft glow when filled with vintage-style bulbs. Hung above tables, counters or in hallways, its lighthearted charm warms up any space.
EXTRA: THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT AT THE SUPER BOWL >>
And now, back to our regularly-scheduled Valentine programming.
The eye floor lamp is amazing and creepy all at the same time. Though the light wasn’t designed for Halloween decor, it’s perfect for this time of year.
Design Happens readers, we have our EYE — ON YOU!
This new colorful lighting series called “Daydream” from Tomomi Sayuda is made of Japanese hand woven paper.
Pretty dreamy, yes?
Brent Comber produced these lights for Dos Caminos restaurant in New York City. The lights are carved from solid cedar logs and suspended with chains.
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Was I the only kid that went through an origami phase? I think I was more drawn to all of the pretty paper than I was to actually mastering the craft. This amazing Origami Lamp from Moth makes me wish I’d been more diligent in my studies:
Or, maybe I should just leave this to the experts. With my luck I’d start a fire.
Yes, this is happening.
Do you love them or hate them? I think I love these ice cream cone lamps, or maybe I just need to visit a Dairy Queen?
I can’t keep plants alive to save my life. Especially orchids, which is very unfortunate because they are one of my favorite flowers. So I’ve decided to decorate my home with what look like orchids but are actually fake flowers with tiny lights. Even though I’m not normally a fan of fake flowers, I think these orchid branch lights by Graham and Green freshen up a room as if it were the real thing. Plus, I don’t have to feel guilty for killing any more plants! And for those of you who can keep them alive, you can display them in a stunning basket-weave container.
May is Home Improvement Month, and since improving your home doesn’t have to mean tearing down a wall or installing new countertops, I thought I’d share a very simple update you can make to your home. If you have dark walls then your white power outlets are probably too noticeable for your own liking. Emily from Jones Design Company found a great solution that only requires some decorative scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, scissors and a sponge brush. So if you can glue paper, this project is for you. You can check out her blog for the complete tutorial. What other decoupage projects would you like to try in your home? Tell us in the comments below.
Paper lanterns have been a go-to decoration for parties for years, but lately people have been incorporating them in their everyday decor. Etsy shop owner Zippy8Lighting made this quirky artichoke paper lantern using pages from old paperback books, which would be so fitting in a home office or library. I wonder if these lights have that old book page smell that I love so much!
How would you tie in paper lanterns into your home’s decor? Tell us in the comments below.
The Kentucky Derby is just days away, and this year it falls on Cinco de Mayo. I had the chance to go to the Derby on Cinco de Mayo five years ago, and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. My favorite part was seeing a mix of the traditional hats with festive sombreros. This lamp by Folly does a good job of mixing traditional with whimsical, with its colorful miniature jockeys. Now all I need is a mint julep and a winning ticket!
If you were going to the Kentucky Derby this year, would you go with a traditional hat or a sombrero? Tell us in the comments below.