Best Sources of Lighting Inspiration on Pinterest via WSI Designer Marketplace
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Lighting is an integral part of any design and great lighting can transform a space (just as poor lighting can ruin it). Lighting design is also an ever-growing field in this busy design world – and we have more resources than ever to see and choose from. With so much to choose from, how do you find the best new products and ideas?
That’s why I love Pinterest – it’s a completely visual way to navigate something like lighting and find new designs or fixtures. It’s also a way to help your clients zero in on a style they like.
Here are my favorite sources of lighting inspiration:
Why You Should Follow: Krista of Cloth & Kind, a rising design star, has such a unique and wonderful design eye. Her taste is eclectic and exquisite with a nod to vintage, while also embracing a more modern love of brass and modern fixtures.
Why You Should Follow: These boards are a walk through the European design fairs with the most modern and current in lighting with loads of brass and exposed cords. If you want to see what is the upcoming trends in lighting head this way.
Why You Should Follow: My design pal and fellow Charlottean, Lisa Mende collects colorful lighting. If you are looking for a dash of whimsy and light hearted fun in your lighting you can find it here, in addition to many sophisticated pieces.
Why You Should Follow: Marni Katz of StyleCarrot has a penchant for lighting with a contemporary industrial twist. I love the unusual finds that Marni has curated in such a chic way. This board goes from mid century Murano pieces from 1st dibs to handmade lovelies from Etsy. The diversity of this collection always has me coming back for more.
Why You Should Follow: Domino Magazine is back in print and online and all of us interior designers could not be happier. Domino’s lighting board is primarily individual lighting pieces and not room scenes. They have plenty of other board for interior shots. The collection is as diverse as the editors’ style.
Why You Should Follow: This stylist’s lighting board is full of fresh pieces that she finds on a regular basis such as many Etsy pieces that are one-of-a-kind. Etsy is a gargantuan site that we cannot tackle alone. Tips from great boards can lead you to the best small shops and vendors you would never have found otherwise.
Why You Should Follow: Ingrid’s intriguing choices are often from sources I have never heard of and there are always surprises. As a designer, you not only need to stay on the top of trends but be ahead of them and Ingrid’s pins are a great resource for that. I continuously discover new connections from Pinterest with dedicated pinners like Ingrid.
Why You Should Follow: I would be remiss to not share my board (and I encourage you to create your own Pinterest boards too). My obsessive addiction to Pinterest over the past few years Has lead to more pins than I care to tally and are all pinned with love. From a Gummy Bear Pendant to an Octopus Chandelier, I love to collect unusual and beautiful fixtures that catch my eye.
Do you pin light fixtures and lighting inspiration? Let us know in the comments!
Holly Hollingsworth Phillips is an interior designer and owner of The English Room and the creator of popular The English Room lifestyle and design blog. Her work has appeared in Southern Living and many other publications. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, three children, two dogs, hedgehog and bearded dragon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, KEEP orInstagram.