Il­lu­mi­na­tion

Recre­ate the sooth­ing at­mos­phere of a trop­i­cal re­sort in your home with na­ture-in­spired lights

Singapore Tatler Homes - - AUG/SEP 2018 -

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.

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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.

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