One of the most common things that I do on set is to hang lighting- which is always a bit of a challenge because I have to find the exact perfect height for each light to make the room look appealing and real. There aren’t any steadfast rules so it’s a matter of using one’s eye and making an educated guess. I won’t lie, it usually takes a few tries to get it right. Fortunately, I never have to call an electrician since most of our fixtures are of the temporary”hang-it-off-a-long-pole” variety. BUT for those of you who are seeking something new to do at home, a trend has shown up in a few places that I’ve visited recently: very low hanging pendants. Where did I see it? Fashion and home decor mecca, Merci, in Paris; Toronto’s Interior Design Show and ABC Carpet and Home in NYC. I guess I feel like I might be on to something when it pops up three un-synchronized times in three unbelievably trendy cities. Of course, placing furniture under the pendants is key but you’ll see what I mean in the following images:
This first one is from IDS- it’s a concept space designed by Williams Craig. For a low-slung lounge space the glass pendants worked really well. My next examples come from ABC carpet and home. Please forgive the photography- I was a little too excited to slow down and frame up my shots properly. Notice how low these are- the whole showroom was full of them. It was raining fixtures!