The May 2017 issue of Coastal Living carried the article Coastal Twenty 1997-2017 What’s Classic Now by Betsy Cribb and Ellen McGauley. In it they say; “The coast has its own elements of style – a library of looks woven through the homes that rise up from the shoreline. Here, we’ve celebrated 20 enduring design ideas that define today’s most beautiful beach houses.”
Point two includes; “Don’t forget the sconces: Every good dinner party needs a little mood lighting.”
Point fifteen is on lighting.
“The basic rule for making nautical lighting work is the same one that applies to so many other aspects of decorating – don’t do too much of it at once” advises Christopher Spitzmiller. “Include it sparingly to increase it’s impact.”
Coastal Twenty 1997-2017
What’s Classic Now
Betsy Cribb and Ellen McGauley
Coastal Living May 2017
They follow with four great ideas, a bright brass wall bracket, a driftwood chandelier, a blue and white striped table lamp and an onion pendant.
Bright Brass is always a great choice to bring a nautical look to lighting. It echoes the look of ship fittings. A quality traditional brass chandelier is ideal for a nautical interior. Hinkley’s Virginian Traditional Collection is a great choice.
Murray Feiss Urban Renewal Collection includes a number of brass options for every room in the house.
Driftwood is a natural choice. The soft color and natural look mix with the color, feel and style of a beach house.
Blue and white can bring that cheerful pop of color to a room. And because they are portable, a table lamp can be plugged in to add needed light, then moved or changed out whenever you want.
Onion pendants are always a great choice, inside or out. The look of the lanterns sailors historically used. Kichler’s Bridge Point Collection can be a great and economical choice.
Tech Lighting’s Admiral Collection is a modern redefinition, available in Antique Bronze, Satin Nickel finish. It uses modern energy efficient technology.
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Beach House, Coastal & Nautical Style Lighting
- Coastal Style Bath Lighting
Beach inspired bath lighting and mirror frames incorporate natural sea shells or incorporate the look of nautical lamps.
- Coastal Style Chandeliers
Coastal Style chandeliers bring the feel of the beach to any home. Shells and coral work with traditional to beach cottage style homes.
- Crystal Chandeliers with Natural Materials
Chandeliers draped with shells or semi-precious stones instead of crystal.
- Coastal & Nautical Inspired Pendants
Inspired by resort lifestyle, this collection of pendants incorporates natural rattan or shells. Add a light cheerful beach feel to any home.
- Besa Rope Hung Pendants
Natural Rope pendants can be hung with knots, sways and loops. These pendants are suspended from a natural hemp rope to coordinate beautifully in with your beach house, rustic cabin or an urban setting. Available in with Incandescent, Grand Edison or LED Filament light source.
- Coastal Style Table & Floor Lamps
Coastal Living with these Table Lamps that incorporate driftwood, shells and coral or reflect ocean motifs. Star fish and coral Table Lamps work with a variety of interiors from contemporary to cottage.
- Kalco Lightin’s Atlantis Collection
Natural sea shells from Neptune’s bounty accent the Atlantis Collection’s coral reef-inspired tendrils.
Available only in Coral painted finish. Chandeliers in two sizes, 3-light bath bracket and wall sconce feature Petite Victorian glass. The coordinating console Table and mirror complete this Collection. This Coastal Collection is perfect for your beach house. It gives any home a resort feel.
- Kichler’s Hatteras Bay Collection
Kichler’s Hatteras Bay Collection is inspired by classic industrial lighting. Many have clear or layered clear and white glass Fresnel lens. These pendants, rail lights, wall brackets and ceiling fans coordinate with rustic, urban or coastal interiors.
- Coastal Style Ceiling Fans
This collection of ceiling fans combine effective cooling with natural palm leaf or woven bamboo fan blades.
- Fanimation Ceiling Fans
This unique collection of ceiling fans from Fanimation really stand out. Use these in residential or in a restaurant or other commercial application.
- Bulkheads Outdoor Wall Sconces & Ceiling Lights
Bulkheads are versatile durable lights used in industrial or marine environments. They can be used on walls or ceilings. Architects and designers use these to indoors and outdoors to coordinate with a nautical inspired interior or to add a fun feel.
- Nautical Outdoor Lighting
Inspired by the nautical lanterns sailors used, these outdoor lights have the appearance of oil lamps with the quality to stand up to a variety of settings. Onion lights are available in a variety of painted and metal finishes, including natural copper. From traditional favorites to contemporary updates of these marine designs.
- Beach & Nautical Path Lights
Beach influenced path lights with shells or nautical inspired walkway lights. Cast aluminum to stand up to any conditions or die-cast brass with spun copper shades.
- Hadco Horizon & Pagoda Path Lights
Pagoda lights and similar style Horizon lights are a marine standard. Bring the feel of a marine environment to your Low Voltage, Line Voltage and LED landscaping lighting.