Recreate the soothing atmosphere of a tropical resort in your home with nature-inspired lights
Lighting pieces that celebrate the idyllic pace of tropical resorts
It’s easy to see the appeal of a resortstyle decor scheme—a skillful mix of wood, stone and other natural materials create a tranquil space that brings out the best qualities of a seaside holiday. This interior theme is also a perfect fit for our tropical climate, and is often accompanied with verdant foliage and a seamless transition between the abode’s indoor and outdoor spaces. Even if a beach vacation isn’t in the cards, you can still recreate this mellow mood at home. Complete the look of your resort-style sanctuary with lighting pieces in organic shapes, along with designs that echo elements found in an island setting—think detailing that hark to the appearance of coconuts, lanterns, or corals. Then set your abode and garden aglow with lighting pieces that exude that happy, laidback vibe to embrace resortstyle living in the comforts of your home. Here are some bright ideas to get your started.
KNOTS AND BUBBLES The magic of the seafaring life is manifested in Knotty Bubbles, a chandelier comprising handblown glass baubles held together by a knotted rope. Created by American lighting designer Lindsey Adelman for Roll & Hill, the nautical overtones of this sculptural lamp is the perfect fit for coastal homes. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese rope art of shibari and marine buoys, the collection—available in a variety of configurations—is an eye-catching conversational piece that can jazz up any space.
FISHERMAN’S FRIEND Bringing together the mystique of Vietnamese lanterns, and the textural appearance of natural fibre, Spokes by Italian lighting brand Foscarini is a collection of suspension lamps with epoxy-powder varnished steel spokes that look like rattan or bamboo strands. Designed by Italian practice Studio García, the lamps brings to mind handcrafted fishing baskets, and are beautiful accompaniments to the modern tropical home.