I want to talk about lighting. In every design project, I think about how lighting adds to the space. Aside from the function, choosing lighting for a design is the same as picking jewelry for an outfit. Lighting, like jewelry, completes the look of your outfit. It catches your eye, and makes a statement about who you are. Does your lighting speak to who you are? 

Photo by Angie McPherson for Crystalyn Aucoin Jewelry.

Crystalyn Aucoin is a New Orleans based jewelry designer who creates beautiful and truly meaningful pieces. I think this minimalist light fixture speaks to her style as a designer and artist.

The pattern, texture, and color in these pendant-style chandeliers from this hospitality design bring so much joy! These inspiration images remind me of stage at a theatre!

Design by Valerie Legras

This chandelier is a volatile piece of art that brings an airy quality to this impactful dining room.  It was such an honor for me to design this entire room from the custom table to walls. This light is the perfect complementary element to bring it all together.These french-made lamps look like a contemporary version of a Chinese lanterns to me. What do you think? Julie Neill reminds me that romance is a great look for any space. She can be found with her daughter, Isabelle, hand-sketching and creating chandeliers from within her New Orleans studio.


Natural textures as warm and rich as earthenware. How about mixing materials to create a statement?Customized finishes and shapes.  Playfulness is encouraged! Sconces by Sazerac StitchesFeeling bold? Sometimes a mix is the perfect match.