July 11, 2014

inspiration to reality: the story of a custom (copper!) light fixture

Meet our dining room light! This piece is pretty special to me... not just because it's beautiful, but I designed and commissioned it from scratch! What a fun and rewarding process.

I looked and looked for the right piece for this room. I knew I wanted something really unique and a little edgy. All the inspiration pieces I found were out of my price range. 

Then, I met a skilled artist who build a light fixture for a client, and one conversation led to another. I showed him my dream inspiration images, and it turned out he was up for the challenge (AND had access to scrap copper)! I was sooooo excited! Basically I gave him these images…

…with just a few guidelines: the dimensions and asymmetrical, please.

What's also fun is that it's versatile. It's just a copper frame that's held onto the light cord kit with a thin piece of copper wire, so I can switch it around anytime.

It's definitely given me the itch to commission more pieces (lighting, furniture, etc.) down the road. There's nothing quite like it!

If you're interested in working together to make your home a place you love, please contact me for more info at katiegaviganinteriors@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you!

1 comment:

  1. love the asymmetrical balance of the light! super unique and gorgeous.


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