Contemporary Lighting
Littman Bros |  April 5, 2013

Pick of the Week: Shaded Fixtures

Llydia CollectionWhat started with a simple shade has exploded into a whole category of lighting – different textures, materials and underlying fixtures change the look drastically to any piece of lighting.  Shaded fixtures range from super traditional, elegant pieces all the way to very rustic and if course modern and contemporary.  There really is not a type of lighting untouched by the drum shade.Fredrick Ramond Mime Collection

Perhaps some of the most popular shaded fixtures are those that are considered transitional; they offer a simple shade over an otherwise elegant chandelier.  Last year’s top seller was the Llydia by American Brass and Crystal and those pieces are still very popular but are far too traditional and heavy for those transitioning to the new, clean and airy look for your home.  Frederick Raymond introduced the Mime collection in brushed nickel last year, which features a soft sheer double layered outer shade that has a very modern and elegant.  When it is paired with a simple chandelier with clean lines containing an almost blocked crystal, it becomes very transitional.  This piece is simple enough to fit into the most casual places giving them a truly elegant feel.  Mime by Frederick Raymond represents this year’s style of casual elegance perfectly.  This piece was such a success at the end of last year that they have expanded the line to include a warm bronze option.