Favorite Lighting Trends from Homearama 2018

I know you’re probably sad that the Homearama tour is over (I know I am), but one thing that I really enjoyed from this year’s show was the lighting.  So many cool fixtures that “made” the room, I thought it was worth pulling some of my favorites and sharing the sources with you.  I know after attending this year’s show, I was inspired, and am on the hunt for a cool looking fixture for our great room.  And I know I’ll wonder why I didn’t do it sooner!  This post contains some affiliate links.

Favorite Lighting Trends 2018

Favorite Chandeliers

One of my favorite living/kitchen spaces was in the Joan Marie.  The space was large, but it still felt warm and intimate, and perfect for entertaining.  They set up the room in zones, and added lighting to each, grounding each space within the larger space as a whole.  This Rogue Chandelier is a perfect statement piece in this room.  It’s not overpowering, but it catches your attention and sets the mood.

Favorite Lighting Trends from Homearama 2018

2018 Lighting Trends

A similar style, but with shades, is in the dining room in The Woodburn.  With so many homes doing away with a formal dining room these days, homeowners don’t want a formal dining room chandelier either.  This Ziyi chandelier is just the right mix of classy without being at all stuffy.

Modern farmhouse kitchen tour

Brass chandelier

I don’t think the picture of this chandelier even does it justice.  The Farlane two tiered chandelier is much more interesting when you see it in full view – and the design is definitely unexpected, without being weird.  If you look closely, you can see that it’s not your standard chandelier in the way it’s designed.  There are two lights together in some sections, and single lights in others.  So different and cool, but still a classic look.

Living room with stone fireplace

Two tiered brass chandelier

This great room can handle this large Feiss two tiered chandelier, and I think it’s a perfect addition to this lofty space.  With such high ceilings, you need a statement piece to keep it from feeling too huge and cold.  This anchors the room and warms it right up.

Two tiered chandelier

Two-tiered Feiss Chandelier

Favorite Bedroom and Bathroom Lighting

There were even some unconventional lighting fixtures that I would never have considered in my own home by looking at them online – but seeing them in person, changed my perception altogether.  Take this girl’s bedroom as an example.  This Estee fixture from Hudson Valley is the focal point of the room and steals the show, doesn’t it?

Brass chandelier in girl's room

Six Light Aged Brass Chandelier

In the same vein, I saw some really neat bathroom fixtures that were eye-catching and unique.  Not the clearest of photos, but you get the picture, yes?  I love how striking the brass in this Boca light fixture is against the dark wall color, and how the mirror ties it all together.

Brass bathroom sconce

I like how they installed it with the bulbs upward, but you can see that it goes either way.

Boca Two light brass bathroom fixture

Favorite Kitchen Pendants

In my favorite kitchen/entertaining house, they didn’t disappoint with their pendants either.  The Wexley Pendant is so striking, but not at all intrusive with their oval glass shape.  So pretty.

Wexley Pendant -Oval Glass Kitchen Pendant

Brass Pendant with Oval Glass

These pretty kitchen pendant lights combine a modern open look, with the softness of a shade to keep the light from being overly harsh.  

Kitchen Pendant Lights

Kyle Pendant light

Kitchen pendant lights

What do you think of the lighting in this year’s Homearama?  I thought it was really eye catching and certainly on trend, without being too trendy, in most cases.





1 Comment

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    Shelley @ Calypso in the Country
    August 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Beautiful examples. I always pay attention to the lighting in showhouses. Just a simple change can really update a space!

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