Achieving the “Parisian Art Deco” Style: Lighting
Happy Friday Folks, or as they say in Paris…. “bon vendredi!” – (did I try to hard on that one?!) . In case you missed it, a few weeks back we introduced you to the Parisian Art Deco style that has recently been gaining popularity and that we are very much into. It’s timeless meets modern in all the right ways and although we can’t claim that every French Pied-a-terre may have this style, we do love the influence and vibes that these rooms are giving us so we wanted to break it down further for you so that you can get the look if you are into it.
Today we are diving into the lighting category and boy does this style do it well. We’ve pulled together some of our favorites for you in the ceiling, floor, wall and table lamp category later in the post but to start, let’s break down what is happening up on the ceiling.
If you haven’t already noticed, this style LOVES a round opaque globe – whether that be perfectly round, slightly oblong, or blown into an organic shape. A good portion of the lighting that we see in this style, especially on the ceiling does involve some form of it.
I mean… come on, that light above is so beautiful, and so well proportioned. I might need to find the perfect place for it in a new project. I digress. In the ceiling category you will also see a handful of options in what we are going to call the “orb and stick” type. This is definitely not the official name for this type of lighting, but for our intents and purposes it will suffice.
It consists of a long skinny metal arm that has large orb/globe spheres attached on the end of it. Think of it like a dumbdumb sucker but on your ceiling, and my does that ceiling look delicious.
Here are a handful of our “Parisian Art Deco” inspired favorites at all different price points for the ceiling.
1. Glass Pebble Pendant | 2. Black & Brass Chandelier | 3. Sphere & Stem Pendant | 4. Long-arm Chandelier | 5. Haleigh Pendant | 6. Cypress Chandelier | 7. Bistro Chandelier | 8. Sommerard Chandelier | 9. Cedar & Moss Semi-flush Mount | 10. Aurora Surface | 11. Bell Black Flush Mount | 12. Bower Chandelier | 13. Prescott Semi-flush Mount | 14. Cedar & Moss Pendant | 15. Conical Branching Chandelier | 16. Dome Hammered Metal Pendant | 17. Georgette Clear Pendant | 18. Contrapesso Globe Pendant
Next up we have floor and table lamps. There are a few iconic motifs to note in this one. No matter the shape, form or type of lamp, this style loves a combination of polished and brushed metal as well as a combo of black and brass. Rather than a lot of adornment an excessive detail the style focuses on simple shapes in refined finishes and then echoes them in a different finish or scale.
You can see that exemplified in the above lamp where the base and top of the shade are in a brushed finish and then the metal shade has a polished finish. You’ll also see the globe motif which we already discussed echoed in this one as well as some tailored shaded options. In general they are all in very simple shapes, one to two finishes, and are simple in detailing.
1. Arched Table Lamp | 2. Edendale Task Lamp | 3. Mister Table Lamp | 4. Visor Task Lamp | 5. Marble Stack Table Lamp | 6. Sphere & Stem Table Lamp | 7. Copy Cat Table Lamp | 8. Ina Task Lamp | 9. Bell Table Lamp | 10. Nouveau Table Lamp | 11. Stacked Marble Lamp | 12. Clemente Table Lamp | 13. Stand Table Lamp | 14. Dylan Table Lamp | 15. Warner Table Lamp | 16. Black Desk Lamp | 17. Pepin Table Lamp | 18. Pepin Table Lamp
1. Shany Floor Lamp | 2. Pearl Column Floor Lamp | 3. Eleana Floor Lamp | 4. Iron Hairpin Floor Lamp | 5. Menlo Floor Lamp | 6. Dauphine Floor Lamp | 7. Straight Tree Floor Lamp | 8. Black and Brass Floor Lamp | 9. Amato Tripod Floor Lamp | 10. Triangulate Floor Lamp | 11. Katia Floor Lamp | 12. Cypress Floor Lamp | 13. Globe Floor Lamp | 14. Gigi Floor Lamp | 15. Cylinder Floor Lamp
Last but not least we have wall sconces which echo a lot of what we have already discussed (large globes, black and brass colors, mix of finishes) but in this specific category you will also find some very simple shaded options. Whether that is a black shade on a black sconce like the picture below or a white shade with a black band like the one above, a simple drum shade is a very classic shape and one that will always work in this style.
In addition to the fabric shaded options like in the examples above the metal shaded options are also very popular and work well in this style. If you need an example you can referance the gorgeous setup below. I’m not sure I would ever be able to keep my desk/vanity/whatever it is that clean, but I am very inspired by this shot and by that simple and elegant light.
Here are some of our favorite wall sconces.
1. Contrapesso Sconce | 2. Marianne Swing Wall Lamp | 3. Pearl Sconce | 4. Simone Double Sconce | 5. Wildwood Sconce | 6. Adjustable Double Sconce | 7. Bautista Wall Sconce | 8. Brass Nook Wall Sconce | 9. Refined Rib Sconce | 10. Conifer Sconce | 11. Lorita Sconce | 12. Chelsea Double Sconce | 13. Plate Brass Wall Sconce | 14. Gumball Sconce | 15. Fernanda Sconce | 16. Moss Sconce | 17. Bower Sconce | 18. Myers Sconce
Do you guys have any favorites from the list or any that you have used in a different room that isn’t particularly “Parisian Art Deco”? Let us know below and we will see you Monday with a week full of exciting new announcements on the blog. TGIF and “a beintot mon ami” (tried too hard again on that one didn’t I?).