21 August 2012

Lights Fantastic!

Uplights highlight Egyptian artifacts in a Miami living room by Louis M. Bromante from the May 1982 issue of AD. Photo: Dan Forer


Uplights get little respect in today's decorating world. But on the website of Architectural Digest, I give these mood-enhancing yeomen the love they deserve.

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8 comments:

Simply Grand said...

I'm not a big fan of much 1970s decorating, but uplights get a pass because their re-appearance in that decade was mostly part of the larger Deco Revival style, and I'm all over their use in the 1930s--think the public rooms on the Queen Mary & the Normandie, Winold Reiss' glowing ballroom at the St. George Hotel in Brooklyn and the London dining room Syrie Maugham designed for her daughter.

The ship interiors were handsome already & their gigantic uplights just highlighted the high-contrast splendor, but the beauty of the latter two rooms was totally dependent on light from concealed sources, which threw the all-white sculptural elements into high relief.

mary said...

Larry Laslo's living room is gorgeous. The lacquered paneling is unequaled. Thanks. Mary

kendallseo said...

nice see that type of living room,its very nice!
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Amara said...

Larry Laslo's apartment looks absolutely stunning!

Worthington said...

What an interesting decor for Miami - almost too heavy for me with the rug! (I love rugs but just feel like something is needed to brighten up the space)

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A great concept. I love such type of loving with old decoration style. Its peace and calm environment gives me a pleasant effect.