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Imagine all the glamour and ambience of real candlelight in a striking chandelier with no candles and no flames inside one-of-a-kind
clear acrylic “seraphs.” The aptly name Blackjack Seraph uses laser etchings illuminated by LEDs to create this magical vision. The
modernistic design with its polished chrome-plated finish and eye-catching aesthetic is suspended from a 12’ adjustable aircraft cable.
The replaceable light source features a color-rendering index of 90 and an LED color temperature of 3000K. Also available with pure
acrylic bubble seraphs; Farreys.com. — SANDY LINDSEY
Dutch furniture art sensation Martin Baas doesn’t just craft
furniture, he turns dramatic concepts into a useable reality.
His award-winning pieces are coveted by everyone from the
Victoria & Albert Museum to Philippe Stark. For his newest
collection, Carapace, “the overall theme was the proactive
character of a shell,” which he then turned into residential
art. “The works explore the feeling of vulnerability up against
the desire for development in the environment,” says Baas;
CarpentersWorkshopGallery.com. — SANDY LINDSEY
The idea that the right home
décor can change your life
is the mantra behind the
emotion-based decorating trend.
Intrigued? Here are some quick-
TEX T BY STACY W YNN
24 INSPIRING ROOMS
What feelings do you want
your home to inspire — overall
and in various parts of the
house? What design elements
and accent pieces evoke those
feelings in you and your family
members? Implement them.
PAST & FUTURE
Where have you been the
happiest? What key elements
can you bring from that
place? Is your home one that
welcomes you after a long
day? If not, what needs to be
added or subtracted?
How can you integrate all of
your family’s needs, wants
and personalities into a
home without clashing and
creating emotional tension?
What common elements are
pleasing to all?