Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Chameleon Fine Lighting



When some people shop for lighting, they choose function over form. Of course, the function of the light is of utmost importance, but there is no reason why lighting can't be chic and fun too. Lighting is, at least for me, an important decorative element that sometimes gets overlooked.

Chameleon Fine Lighting, based in New York City, is a terrific source for both antique and reproduction lighting. If you're looking for inspiration for your home, you need to look at their website. There are so many wonderful sconces, chandeliers, and lamps that it is easy to get lost in their site! Although the main showroom in New York carries both the reproduction and antique lighting, there are showrooms throughout the country that carry their reproduction "Signature" line.




"Pagoda" brass and gilt metal lantern, from Chameleon's Signature Line


"Lilly Burst" crystal and gilt metal sconce, from Chameleon's Signature Line


Antique French metal chandelier, circa 1940


Italian glass mongolfier fixture, circa 1940


French opaline chandelier, circa 1940


American Empire-style sconces, circa 1940


Chinoiserie sconces made by E.F. Caldwell of New York, circa 1900


French Empire-style table lamp, circa 1920

(All photos courtesy of Chameleon Fine Lighting)

7 comments:

  1. Hard to decide which one I like the most! They're all great.

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  2. Of course I LOVE the red pagoda and French '40s red chandelier!

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  3. I know- I'm crazy about lighting!

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  4. Style Court- Yes, me too, but you're lucky- you've got your very own red Chinoiserie chandelier!

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  5. Wow... eeny, meeny, miney, moe! (;

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  6. casapinka6:36 PM

    Wonderful post. I vote for the pagoda. Great.

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  7. I love the Lily Burst sconce. Fabu! Great post!

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