Home & Garden

Light It Up

By Carroll Ivy Laurence |

Bringing your home to life through interior lighting. This often-neglected element can add texture, highlight a favorite piece of artwork, or create a mood.

Kristen Ursomarso of Angerstein’s Design Center says, ?Customers are excited to decorate their homes again. One trend we see is elegant colors and unusual materials?taupes, browns, gray and silver, and warm rusts and reds; raw silk, leather, and accents of crystal, wood, and capizi shell.?

Bree Wellons of Dilwyne Designs uses lighting to transform her projects into something more. ?Textured drum shades are very ?in? right now,? she says. ?The more unique the shape and size, the better. Also, classic table lamp styles with dark shades that have metallic interiors provide a nice warm reflection.?

Lighting and accessories can make or break your end design. The light gray Lucite Louis Ghost chair is designed by Philippe Starck, and is one of Wellons? must-haves. The Steel Wire Chair is from Terrain. ?We keep two of them on our dock by our pond, they are great for indoor or outdoor use,? says Wellons.

Winterthur Museum carries an inspiring selection of lamps, chandeliers, and interior design accessories in its store. Wooden bowls, like the one shown here, are made from fallen trees and limbs on the museum grounds. Ron Brown produces each one at his studio in Baltimore.

Items featured

Dilwyne Design

Phillipe Stark Louis Ghost chair, $450; Steel Wire Chair; $398; Fabric: Lee Industries, $130 per yard; Table by Wisteria, $69; www.dilwynedesign.com

Winterthur Museum Store

Yellow Jade table lamp, $115; Wooden bowl by Ron Brown, $145; www.winterthur.org

Simply Home

3628 Concord Pike, Wilmington; Birdcage Light, $68; www.visitsimplyhome.com

Angerstein’s Design Center

315 New Road; Wilmington; Curry & Co. crystal lamp, $423; www.angersteins.com

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