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Inside the Lightstyles of the Rich and Famous
Celebrities are used to living life in the spotlight but they’re no different from us when it comes to choosing lighting designs for their homes. Join us as we explore the favorite fixtures of some of today’s brightest stars.
Pretty Little Lights
Actress Ashley Benson is best known for her portrayal of “it girl” Hanna Marin on the popular TV series Pretty Little Liars. Her Hollywood Hills home reflects her character’s celebrity chic style with beautifully renovated rooms and thoughtful lighting design. The French Normandy-style house includes classic 1930s features as well as more modern elements to complement the traditional style. Elaborate chandeliers and pendant lighting illuminate the rooms and provide both functional and eye-catching visuals.
Ashley’s use of bold island lighting similar to ELK Lighting’s Jonas Island Light or Access Lighting’s Phoebe Island Light, shows her preference for adding a modern touch to her more traditional spaces. The Jonas Island Light’s restoration-vintage style is sure to complement any kitchen or dining room.
Leading NY-based interior designer Laura Santos worked magic when creating her five-story NYC townhouse. To reflect her design DNA, she chose an elegant mix of décor and fine materials to help showcase her personal style. Bold wall décor and statement lighting dot the home and provide talking pieces for guests.
Laura carefully selected pieces like the Visual Comfort Suzanne Kasler Thornton Floor Lamp, that could double as artwork and provide ample lighting for any room in the home. Suzanne Kasler often asserts that “a room should be collected, not decorated.” Suzanne’s meaningful interiors straddle that rare middle ground between sophisticate and ingénue. She brings a comprehensive knowledge of interior architecture and decorative arts to her design work so it’s easy to see why this type of lamp would be a perfect fit in Laura’s home.
Up-and-coming designer Nick Olsen put a different twist on his townhouse by transforming his 1840s Brooklyn home into a quirky yet sophisticated space full of color and whimsical décor. Olsen takes classic elements and adds a bit of street style while maintaining a luxe look and feel for each room. The Chelsea House Blue-White-Pair Vase-Urn is a perfect fit adding a French country feel to complement any bedroom, dining room or living room.
Keeping up with Khloe’s Closet
When the Kardashians do closets, they don’t cut corners. Khloe’s home is a journey through exotic lands featuring Moroccan, Turkish and Middle Eastern design elements. Her home reflects a contemporary and vibrant feel which culminates in her luxurious dressing room. Khloe combined two bedrooms to create a massive space for her many ensembles, all illuminated by a beautiful chandelier to provide the perfect lighting and look. The Savoy House Tierney 9 Light Large Pendant is a great option for your own home to create a one-of-a-kind glamorous glow.
Silver Screen Sophistication
When it comes to creating cozy, sophisticated living spaces, no one does it better than designer Dan Mazzarini. Best known for designing some of the most beautiful homes on screen, his creations have been seen in It’s Complicated with Meryl Streep, Something’s Gotta Give with Diane Keaton and The Holiday with Cameron Diaz. All reflect his own personal style found in his Long Island, New York home filled with clean, neutral colors and a mix of traditional and modern décor. The Visual Comfort E. F. Chapman Darlana Foyer Pendant would fit perfectly into any of Mazzarini’s homes in real life or on screen.
King of Pop
Recently, Michael Jackson’s Las Vegas estate went on the market, allowing fans a sneak peak into the music icon’s interior design style. Jackson mixed natural elements with traditional and gothic décor including an elaborate chandelier as a focal point for his grand salon. The Savoy House St. Laurence 20 Light Chandelier evokes the same presence as Jackson’s stately piece. As you tour Jackson’s home it’s clear that lighting was an important part of his design vision. Abundant recessed lighting, semi-flush lights and ceiling fans with lights can be found throughout. Capitol Lighting’s Savoy House Liberty 13 Inch Wide Semi Flush Mount and Fanimation Palisade Double Ceiling Fan would easily add a similar look to your own home.
PRO TIP: Looking through photos of celebrity homes is a great way to get inspiration for your own home. Take note of your favorite styles and visit your closest Capitol Lighting showroom or 1800lighting.com to find something similar within your budget.