Modern luxury has new meaning as show-stopping light fixtures have become a hot design trend in the Beverly Hills real estate market. Museum-worthy chandeliers can be found gracing dramatic entryways while handcrafted sconces light up hallways.
One source of home decorating inspiration is Dale Chihuly, an artist long renowned for his intricate, bold glass work, which appears in art museums around the world. Much-lauded glass work artist Robert Kaindl made headlines when he created an elaborate, dramatic light installation for the Four Seasons Beverly Hills in 2009. Now, homebuyers are seeing the result of these inspirations as home-lighting vendors offer an increasingly broad selection of artist-inspired pieces for the residential market.
The influence of the art glass chandelier trend can be seen even at the White House, where the Obamas have installed a brightly colored, recycled, art glass chandelier for Malia and Sasha’s bedroom.
More subtle splashes of art can be found in today’s real estate market, as well. Designers are paying special attention to the smallest lighting details, incorporating artistry with function. Homebuyers might notice gorgeous sconces and even artistic light switches.