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INSPIRATION | January 12, 2022 | By Saxon Henry
In Neutral in Style
Neutral hues are supple elements in interiors because they are the peace-makers even when a color palette grows bold. Our varied offerings in this style category, which our VP/Creative Director Cecil Adams has dubbed “in neutral” for the year to come, is expanding with our winter introductions. Though they lean heavily on rope, rattan, and jute, this new lighting ranges from kicky and casual to seriously sophisticated.
New Neutral and Natural Introductions
Atlanta Market began on January 11th and runs through the 18th so be sure to stop by our showroom to see these neutral beauties in person. In case you’ve missed a few market cycles, we’re now in Suite Lobby 3 in AmericasMart’s Building 1. Designers are pointing out how the expansion of the natural color palette has expanded to include warm neutrals like richer browns, camels, and cognacs this year because they play so well with grays and whites. These beige and tan offerings will as well.
The Monsoon Chandelier has a clean tropical personality. Made in India, the ring that surrounds the frosted glass diffuser is made of jute rope that is woven through a metal substrate in a flowing pattern. The antique brass finish on the wrought iron frame contributes to the warmth of this tan chandelier.
Exploring the shapes that could be achieved with coconut shells inspired the Buko Chandelier. The bulbs on the interior reflect warm light against the cool tone of the bleached coconut shells. This beautiful natural material also highlights the slight texture and imperfections in each shell disc. The chain and hardware on the round chandelier are in a Coco Cream finish. We also offer the Buko as an orb pendant.
The Livello Chandelier has tiers of linen-weave shades that graduate from large to small, a shape that calls to mind an inverted wedding cake. The triple-drum chandelier is closed at the bottoms with diffusers to soften the light, and the glossy white finish on the metal keeps the composition, which was designed by Tom Caldwell, airy.
The shade of the Teahouse Pendant is made of rattan. The ribs of the natural material are staggered top and bottom, which brings the shape of the shade added interest. The metal stem in a khaki finish mimics the width of the rattan stems for a refined feel. The designer of the tan pendant, Ian Thornton, points out that the finish on the metal reflects the warmth of the rattan when light shines through it.
The Elmstead Table Lamp has a variety of angular attributes that make it special. Made of wood with a light finish, the body of the tan table lamp is fashioned from stacked blocks, which slant toward a paper shade that mimics these lines. The inverted base grounds the composition and the wood finial is a crowning touch. Tom Caldwell designed the Elmstead.
The Azores Natural Table Lamp has a body covered in woven water hyacinth. This is one of our sustainably inspired offerings because the plant grows naturally in Vietnam in the streams, and people harvest it to make baskets. Because it grows wild and voraciously, removing the plants keeps the streams from clogging. Design details of note are how the water hyacinth is woven in different directions and the matching finial. We also offer this lamp in white, which is shown below.
Winter Market Week Two
Our Teahouse Pendant, Monsoon Chandelier, Buko Chandelier, and Livello Chandelier are shown against a neutral colorway of Thibaut’s Danube Ikat wallpaper. If you stop by to see us in Atlanta this week or Las Vegas next week, be sure to ask to see these elemental new offerings.