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Montage: 28 Hallways With Inspired Pendant Lights (In Multiples)

When I first started putting together my most recent post for the Lamps Plus blog, “7 Hallway Lighting Ideas,” I didn’t realize how helpful it was going to be. I’m a big fan of statement lighting, even before everyone had to have it. (I used a trio of pendants in a guest room on the Cape, two frosted and one clear; the electrician thought my order was wrong.)

A stylist once told me that lighting is like jewelry for the home. So, why has it not occurred to me to add interesting lighting to our dreary downstairs hallway? True, the ceiling may be too low for pendant lights, but anything would be an improvement. Must investigate.

In the meantime here are 28 hallways with lights in multiples. There’s an array of styles, from classic schoolhouse pendants and traditional lanterns to industrial cage lights, and others. I actually love all those red cords of the bare bulbs in the home featured in Dwell. And I love how the succession of glossy black drum shades in the offices of fashion label By Malene Birger looks so sophisticated. Also love the copper pendants in the Jean Louis Denoit-designed hallway. So many great examples here.


Fox-Nahem Design  •  Architectural Digest


Lewis/Schoeplein Architects


Photo by Douglas Friedman


Sutton Suzuki Architects


Tim Barber Architecture


Home of Gather and Build blogger


Copenhagehn home of interior designer Tina Havmøller
Bo Bedre


2fORM Architecture


LGA Architectural Partners •  Dwell


A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography




Robert Passal  •  TradHome 2011


Offices of fashion label By Malene Birger


John Maniscalco Architecture


Thomas Shafer Architects


Peacock Pavillions  •  Photo by Patrick Cline for Lonny


Jean Louis Deniot


Home of By Nord designer Hanne Berzant  •  Femina


A Good Chick To Know  •  Tracey Ayton Photography


Photo by Lisbet Sporndly


Photo by Petra Bindel


Sandvold Blanda Architecutre + Interiors


Whitten Architects  •  Photo by Trent Bell


Parkyn Design


J. Marshall Porterfield Architecture


Kristin Rocke
Photo by William Waldron  •  TradHome 2013


Jean Louis Deniot

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Photo by Simon Devitt for Urbis Magazine

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Montage: 45 Rooms with Sculptures (Plus My Own)

My husband and I have quite a bit of art—oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, pastels, photography—but not much in the way of sculpture. In fact, he said last week we should consider adding some to our collection. (OK!) We have a few pieces, which I’ve included photos of here, and at the end of the post. The above image (next to the Cynthia Packard) shows a little sculpture that my son made. (Most of you know I never gush about my kids, so indulge me this time.)

Boston sculptor/potter Steve Murphy has a daughter my sons’ age, so they’ve been treated to a special pottery-making sessions. Mercifully, Steve has the kids finish with a green glaze, so the clay  emerges from the kiln resembling patina-ed bronzes. My favorite is an abstract from the preschool years. (Subsequent years’ attempts at representational pieces were not quite so successful.) It’s been on our mantle for years, not out of misplaced maternal pride, but because I rather like it. (Aesthetics prevail around here.)

Here’s a shot of my bedroom bookshelf. (Excuse the low brow reading material.) The pieces aren’t exactly artfully arranged, but a few are quite special. Starting from the left:  black & white flower ‘Fusion Foto Bloc’ by Debbie Krim purchased at her SoWa studio; one of my most cherished works, a Romolo Del Deo bronze nude from Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown, a holiday gift from my mother-in-law because I’ve always admired hers. Another gift from my mother-in-law, a miniature wooden Degas ballerina from the Met Museum gift shop. Her mother-in-law (my husband’s grandmother) gave it to her. She passed it down to me this past December. The two chairs prints I made a couple of summers ago after taking a class at Castle Hill. The small rock is a chunk of pyrite and the large rock on the right we found on a Truro beach. Finally, the outstretched ballerina on the right is a piece I’ve had for much of my life, passed down from my grandmother, who was an antiques dealer. It is bronze on a green marble base but don’t know anything else about it.

Now that you know plenty about my own collection, here are 45 more refined rooms with many spectacular sculptures, starting with a Dubuffet.

Designer Frederic Mechiche’s loft via Door 16

Katie Lydon Interiors

Trip Haenisch & Assoc. – Photographer Simon UptonElle Decor

Kelly Behun   |   Kelly Wearstler, Metropolitan Home

Photographer Pernille Kaalund

Ashe + Leandro Architecture + Interior Design  |   unidentified

via Desire to Inspire

David Scott Interiors

Designer Frederic Mechiche’s loft via Door 16

Elle Decor

The Selby

Mercedes Perez de Castro

Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design

Photographer Warren Heath   |   Photographer Simon Watson

James Harb Architects – Photographer William WaldronElle Decor


Delphine Krakoff, Pamplemousse Design

Geoffrey De Sousa Interior Design

Photographer Stellan Herner   |   unidentified

Photographer Pierre Jean Verger

via The Brickhouse    |   Weitzman Halpern Design

Jennifer Post Design – Architectural Digest

Eric Ceputis Design – Photographer Nathan KirkmanElle Magazine

via The Brickhouse   |   Robert Passal Interior & Architectural DesignTraditional Home

Hotel Particulier

Kriste Michelini Interiors   |   Jennifer Post Design

Luis Bustamante Arquitectura de Interiores

Charles de Lisle Workshop    |   Marc Jacobs’ Paris apartment by Paul Fortune Design


New York Spaces

Wendy Blount, Blount Design

Jennifer Post Design

Weitzman Halpern Design   |   David Scott Interiors

Kelly Behun

Duane Modern Gallery   |    Adam Bram Straus Interior DesignLonny

A few other shots of sculptures in my own home:

Left: Chaim Gross sculpture, a gift from my in-laws, It is bronze on a wood base, and very heavy.
Right top: A wooden sculpture of a mother and two children that I bought at a gallery in Wellfleet on Cape Cod when my children were about those ages, and always wanted to be held. It’s dark-stained wood. I can look up the artist if anyone’s interested.
Right bottom: A close-up shot of my son’s abstract clay sculpture, circa 2005.


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