This blog post is all about my fabulous light fixtures for the basement apartment reno. Brass fixtures are on a major trend for 2019, and I went with a collection of aged brass, and gold fixtures for this basement renovation to incorporate historic and vintage flare into this small space.
For this particular renovation I am doing an east coast theme. I want the lighting to act like ART in this space, so I spent my time combing through magazines and lighting books to pick my favourite 10 pieces to install into the apartment. Some pieces are economical and some are investment pieces… but the overall look is cohesive and soothing.
In the hallway entering into the apartment I selected a piece from the HVL Mini Hinsdale collection.
“Mini-Hinsdale reimagines the popular Hinsdale family as a lamp. A solid marble base mount adds a new dimension to the piece, creating a luxurious mix of materials. Mini-Hinsdale makes an artistic statement in any space it adorns, while adding a subtle sense of playfulness.”
I’ve chosen aged brass for the whole apartment, so even though i jump around between brands and styles there is a cohesiveness. The Aged Brass has a warm gold look, that speaks to the historic vibe of the apartment.
The first view inside the apartment has this glorious large Mini Hinsdale Chandelier. It is a high quality investment piece that really is a show stopper. It goes perfectly over the mural of the Halifax Harbourfront.
I also used a few pieces from HVL Garden city collection. I love the vintage look these lights have. A perfect combination of utility and luxury. Hand-rubbed finishes and adjustable sconces that enhances its function as a task light. Machined details such as the rings on the cast-metal backplate and the turned socket holder give Garden City a vintage industrial feel. They are wired with an on/off switch, which made them perfect for for a bedside reading lamp and as a replacement fixture for the sconce on the post that lacked a separate wall switch (found in lots of historic homes in Halifax).
For the kitchen I went with a simple pendent for over the kitchen island. The budget friendly Angela pendent is adjustable and has a lovely industrial, rustic vibe. I love the gold and the black and white rope.
I also used a more economical sconce for the kitchen above the open concept floating shelves. It was important to measure the space before I ordered because I couldn’t use something that went to high and hit the ceiling or went to low and hit the shelves. This Winnie sconce in aged Brass from Mitzi, ended up being the perfect fit. I love the vintage vibe and it is sold for a great price.
For the front hall, I needed a flush mount, and I found exactly what I was looking for in the Bellmont collection from HVL. The french prismatic glass with sturdy metal brass, has a vintage lamp vibe that sets the mood for the apartment as soon as the guest walks in the door.
My bathroom remodel was a undeniable transformation success. I was able to maximize the space by installing the Fleming bath and vanity light through a custom cut mirror. An amazing use of a small space.
This stunning modernist arrangement of converging x-y axes, Fleming contains a slight allusion to the Bauhaus in the oblate spheroid shape of its shades. Just as that famous school sought to merge form and function, our Fleming sends warm LED light in numerous directions while making a strong visual impression. It was absolutely perfect for the bathroom and is receiving glowing reviews from my Air BNB guests!