Over the past two seasons, Design Lighting has teamed up with Love It or List It Vancouver to provide all of the decorative lighting for Jillian Harris’s amazing renovations. Working with Jillian and her team has been very exciting, as she is not afraid to pick lighting that makes a bold statement. The pieces that we’ve used definitely make an impact and draws in the eye for a very pleasing finished project, acting as a piece of art. Here’s a round-up of some of our favourites so far.
Season 4 Episode 2 Jane and David
This steampunk inspired piece from Elk at first seemed like an odd choice for Jane and David’s heritage home. However, the darker finish and vintage bulbs tie in nicely with the arched doorways. The random arms add just enough modern taste to bring the dining room into the current decade.
Season 4 Episode 12 Eva and Chris
Instead of hanging a large piece of artwork on a blank wall, Jillian used the wall itself as the artwork. This gorgeous textured wall is the perfect backdrop for this stunning fixture from Kichler. The best part of this fixture is that the arms are adjustable. They can either be parallel to the fixture, or as Jillian styled it, at a 90 degree angle.
Season 4 Episode 7 Jeanine and Norman
These pendants from Nuvo not only look adorable, but also serve as great reading nook lighting for Jeanine and Norman’s play room. By hanging them close together and staggering the height of the pendants, they create an intentional look as opposed to an after thought. If your electrical boxes are not where you want them during a reno, don’t be afraid to talk to your electrician about relocating them.
Season 3 Episode 18 Cathy and Peter
We’re going way back to Season 3 for the gorgeous reno in White Rock. The rest of the room was kept clean and white, allowing this stunning piece from Kichler to really shine. The geometric shapes of the fixture tie into the clean lines of the windows and the cabinetry.
Since it’s one of the last pieces to be installed, lighting tends to be an after thought in renovations. However, with some pre-planning, you can use these utilitarian fixtures to create an eye-catching piece of artwork in your room. If you want to see more pieces that we used on the last two seasons of Love It or List It Vancouver, click here. Our lighting experts can help you choose the perfect piece of art for your home. To talk to one of them, book a consultation here.