I’ve always believed that lighting is the jewelery of a home. I think it’s so important for it not to get lost in the design, and choosing the right fixture (and size) is key. My new obsession; oversized lighting. I love when the light fixture is over the top and almost too big for the space.This all started with a stroll down my favorite street in Montreal; Bernard. Ian Perreault Prets-à-Manger is a take out counter in the same building as Theatre Outremont. I’ve never even been inside and the oversized light fixtures had an impact on me. The long and narrow space is not more than 8 feet wide and it showcases several of these unproportional shades.
Since this unexpected impression was left on me, I’ve been trying to incorporate larger than usual lighting fixtures into my designs. Here are some example of how great it looks when the lighting in a space has a real presence.