Archive for October, 2012

Beautiful LED lighting at Charles Spada Interiors

Thursday afternoon, I scooted in to the Boston Design Center to attend a seminar hosted by Charles Spada, where he introduced us to Jean Luc Le Deun (owner of Le Deun Luminaires) and Catherine Tisserant (owner of Art and Style) – both incredibly talented lighting designers and manufacturers. I was delighted to see my friends Lisa and Melanie from the Boston Design Guide in the crowd!


Charles represents both companies. Beautiful examples of their lighting can be seen in his showroom on the BDC’s second floor.

Jean Luc’s work is very contemporary. His attention to detail is amazing. Every fixture is fabricated and assembled by hand, right down to the wiring harness in the light fixture. He produces interior fixtures, such as these.



Table lamps.


Wall lamps, which can also be ceiling mounted.


He also makes square/rectangular fixtures. He can actually make pretty much anything you want…


And exterior lighting…


After the presentation, Charles invited the group down to his showroom for sparkling cider and to see Jean Luc’s and Catherine’s light fixtures first hand.


Jean Luc talking with interior designer, Eric Roseff. Note Jean Luc’s chandelier in the background.


Jean Luc, Eric and Catherine Tisserant of Art and Style.


Sally and I have specified Catherine’s traditional light fixtures before. At the showroom, she introduced me to the entire range of her products. Incredible!!!

Isn’t this chandelier fun with it’s ivy and flowers?


Her porcelain pieces are to die for! This is a little table lamp…


Another modern fixture… She also produces the sconces with the cut metal surrounds. Beautiful shadow patterns on the walls from them! I can see them in a foyer or powder room.


Love the folded metal sconce…

Then it was back to the office and work…

To see Charles Spada Interiors website, click here.

To visit Art and Style’s US website, click here. Le Deun Luminaires is distributed in the US by Art and Style.

To visit Tisserant/Art and Style’s European website, click here.

To visit Le Deun Luminaires’ website, click here.

Have a wonderful weekend!



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Fall flower arrangement inspiration

Sally and I are so busy these days we haven’t had time to do much fall/Halloween decorating around the house. I came across these fall flower arrangements Veranda’s 2011 October issue which are now pinned up in front of me at my drawing board. I find them to be very refreshing and relaxing when I look up from my work.

Love the hints of history in backgrounds of the images, too.


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A clever interior design detail – concealed doors…

I’ve always been a big fan of concealed doors and had to stop to study this one in a project done by Sallie Giordanno and architect Tim Hook, published in the October 2012 issue of Traditional Home. (To the right of the mantel.) We may be able to incorporate a similar detail in a master bedroom/bathroom suite we’re doing right now, to conceal what will be a long wall of built in storage.

The mantel is pretty cool, too!!!

I designed a similar detail in this photograph. The flat cherry panel with the artwork hung on it is a concealed door, with no exposed hardware of any kind, that provides access to the plumbing manifold system for the entire house. See more of the project here.

Note the pocket doors with the lever handles. We set the stops in the pocket door track to prevent the lever handles from hitting the door jamb.

(I’ve always loved the juxtaposition of the leopard carpet against the formal paneling of the room.)

Have a great day and weekend!


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