I have no logical space to even begin thinking about putting it, but if you had a huge industrial loft-style space, this would be the perfect statement lighting piece.
I love these string lights from French designer Hélène Magnússon. Each flower is handmade with Icelandic wool and each is a slightly different shape and size to make it feel more lifelike.
Can’t you just imagine these strung over a mirror or on the edge of a bookcase in a cozy living room?
These ship from europe, and have been wired to EU standards, but apparently can be changed out fairly easily for us US folks. Oh, and to make up for any trouble of doing that, she even offers free shipping to the US! Such a nice thing to do.
The last few days we’ve been scouting around the web for lighting for our new digs. We both really love vintage reproductions in darker oil bronze and iron finishes, which narrows down the choices. But since since we eventually need to get new fixtures in the living room, kitchen and bathrooms, we’ve been looking A LOT.
Which brings me to Schoolhouse Electric, who offers period lighting fixtures with just the right amount of vintage and industrial flare at really great prices. Plus, most are available in a variety of finishes.
A few of my favorites:
With all the cold and snow it’s easy to look forward to warmer months. I found this amazing photo on The Haystack Needle’s blog of a NY city restaurant with string lights hung from wall to wall.
They remind me of Europe and of summer nights in quaint New England towns and I can’t wait until the spring when I can string some around our deck.
It’s nice that you can buy them here.