When it comes to light fixtures, the options are endless. As I scoured the web sites for my favorites, there was one category that I avoided because I didn’t like the sound of it. “Rustic.” When I think of “rustic” lighting, I think of something like this…
But as I grew more and more desperate to find the fixtures that I envisioned, I finally took a peek. I soon realized that “rustic” is a term that seems to be stamped on decor that has a lot of natural undertones.
These capiz shell chandeliers come in many shapes and sizes.
Obviously, this is a more natural "shell environment."
It's mostly glam, with a hint of foliage.
See the resemblance to the detail at the top?
I think this makes a pretty obvious nod to nature.
This illustration may be unnecessary, but why ruin a good layout?
This references nature in color and finish more than design.
You can see it, right? They're like cousins.
I like that this is interesting, but not too ostentatious.
Not ALL of the natural inspiration comes from plants.
This gives an urban-hippie vibe that is super fun and unique.
This fixture doesn't just mimick the appearance of twine, someone could actually create a fixture out of twine...and I plan to.
As you can see, professionals get their inspiration from the forest, the ocean or just some stuff they have in their shed. I want to take a cue from them; to recreate some of these concepts and totally disregard the labels, whether they be “rustic,” “Mediterranean,” or “Hobo.”