RSS Feed

Nature Lighting

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?

Shiny circles.

Shiny circles.

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.”


About Kristen Van Loon

My name is Kristen Van Loon and this is the chronicle of my search for *Oomf!* Not only have I deemed myself qualified to revamp, repair, refurnish and refine my house, but I also jump into any DIY project that my friends, co-workers, family and practical strangers stumble upon. I would love to tell you that this is my full-time job and my complete life mission, but I make my bread and butter elsewhere and raise a daughter (Olivia). I have some experience but no time, no formal training and no money. My only saving grace is that I love figuring things out, I’m great at improvising and I’m always inspired. For the record, some things that I do (play with electricity, for one) may seem risky, and some of them are. I will always tell you what I’ve done, but I won’t ever suggest things for you that aren’t safe. Even though I push the envelope, I am only marginally incompetent. If sources (father, my brain, Google) tell me not to do something then I usually won’t. But if I do try and it blows up in my face (figuratively or literally) you will hear all about it, and you hopefully won’t attempt it. At the end of the day, I hope to inspire you. Space-Lift isn’t just a blog, it’s a verb. It’s an action that brightens your surroundings by assaulting everything that needs improvement. Nothing is off limits, and all possibilities will be considered.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: