I find myself a bit apprehensive to add black accents in my home designs, but I’m becoming more open to the idea. I don’t know what it is, maybe its because its so harsh and hard I think it will read too gloomy or mellow dramatic? Which I don’t quit understand because in my wardrobe, I love a good black and I’m only kind of mellow dramatic. I typically think in softer palettes and tones for my interiors and black commands so much attention that is has to be total perfection otherwise it could throw off the whole feel and balance of a room.
On the heels of my minimal Australian inspired aesthetic obsession, I have noticed that the best way to hit a high note in the bold black game is with lighting. Serge Mouille, whom we all know and love, has been banging these simple midcentury sculptural masterpieces out since the early fifties and long after his death he’s still killing the game. His signature black hat metal shades and long slender arms is just the strong silent type I need to add some serious style and a bit of edge to a space. However, if you’re like me, you have champagne taste on a beer budget, and although I love a good vintage piece, normal people can’t spend $7,000 on a light fixture. For these reasons I’ve curated some bad ass Mouille in action followed by some Mouille inspired alternatives that real people can indulge in.
For all of you feeling this vibe like I am, but who have limited funds in the home furnishing piggy bank, here is a round up some killer pieces that will do the trick as far as adding killer sculptural lighting to your space, with a mid century modern bohemian twist, that wont leave you with buyers gilt.
No need to sacrifice style because you’re not filthy stinking rich. Mixing high and low pieces in your home, spending money where you feel comfortable, making yourself happy, is the most important part of curating a home. I’m just here to help you sort through it all.
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