For new construction and home renovation projects, lighting such as chandeliers, pendants and surface mounted fixtures (sconces, vanity lights or ceiling lights) can add a wonderful finishing touch to overall project success. A key to lighting design for interiors is the coordination of finishes and scale, so that lighting selections flow from room to room and create a sense of continuity and sophistication.
There’s always room for chandeliers, pendants or sconces to “pop” or be a little bit surprising and fun, but it’s still important to pay attention to finishes, size and scale so that individual lighting fixtures relate to one another and add to the components of a well-planned and successful project.
Finishes don’t need to totally match throughout an entire house project, but it’s smart to coordinate lighting finishes with other building elements such as door hardware, cabinet knobs or pulls, or faucets and bathroom accessories. That way, everything pulls together for a cohesive look.
Here are some fixtures I’ve specified recently for a couple of projects.