Nothing Subtle About These Lights

You know how you have that one favorite piece of statement jewelry? Maybe it’s a stunning necklace or a fabulous pair of earrings – it pulls together everything you’re wearing. You can do the same thing with your living space with the right light fixture – statement lighting as we call it in the biz. Selecting a unique and bold lighting fixture can add a ton of character to an otherwise quiet room. It brings the eye up and can make your space feel larger. And true to the name, statement lighting shouldn’t be subtle! Here are a few of our favorite fixtures we’ve selected for our clients.

For the project below, we installed a Serge Mouille inspired ceiling fixture to add some glam to this D.C. rowhouse. I love the contrast of this modern lighting piece in a classic architecture setting and how it stretches out over the whole seating area. It brings an instant “wow” factor to this gathering space.


Photo by Robert Radifera, Styling by Charlotte Safavi for Arlington Home Interiors


For our clients’ master bedroom project in the Old Dominion neighborhood of Arlington, we selected this lovely chandelier made of iron with an aged silver finish with crystal and stainless accents. The fixture serves as a crowning jewel for this inviting and colorful retreat for two busy parents.


Photo by Jenn Verrier for Arlington Home Interiors


We commissioned a custom, hand-blown glass chandelier for the dining room of this modern farmhouse in North Arlington. The piece was a perfect match for our clients’ streamlined, sophisticated style. The right lighting fixture can also serve as artwork in a room.


Photo by Robert Radifera, Styling by Charlotte Safavi for Arlington Home Interiors


This final piece is an absolute showstopper! We selected this stunning three-pendant, counterweighted chandelier by artist Alison Berger for our clients’ waterfront condo in Alexandria. It is jaw-dropping. These clients have an extensive art collection and this stunning statement light felt like a natural addition.


Photo by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg for Arlington Home Interiors


Statement lighting comes in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. There really is something for every style and every budget. Here are a couple of sites we recommend to start your search; Shades of Light and Circa Lighting.

Designer Tip: Hire a professional electrician to install your fixture! If your fixture is elaborate (and we hope it is), let the electrician know in advance what to expect. You can forward them the installation instructions before your install appointment so they’re prepared. Often the larger pieces need a team of two or more to install.

If you’re ready to make a statement with your living space, our team at Arlington Home Interiors is here to help. Just send us a note.


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Principal Designer + CEO | Arlington Home Interiors
Suzanne is a DC-area native who lives in Arlington with her husband Mark, two children, a reclusive cat and a sweet rescue dog. After earning a B.S. in Graphic Design from the University of Maryland, she focused her artistic energies in top creative positions for Britches of Georgetowne and Time-Life Entertainment. WIth the birth of child number two, Suzanne decided it was time for a little self re-invention, so she founded Arlington Home Interiors. Interior design proved to be the perfect outlet for her talents, allowing her to share her love of design with others by creating beautiful living spaces for busy families. Her off-the-clock list of interests is a long one, including; encouraging regular family adventures, exploring new cities, trying new restaurants, browsing art galleries, practicing yoga, and taking long hikes with that previously mentioned sweet dog.

It’s time to love your living space. And we’re here to help! Arlington Home Interiors has been creating casually elegant interiors for modern families in the DC area since 2007. From developing concepts to curating unique selections to managing custom installations, we confidently guide clients through each step of the design process. Contact us and let’s make something beautiful!
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