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Lumiere by Jean de Merry // Classic & Versatile Lighting

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This cover of Elle Decor caught my eye in December, I loved the eclectic mix of materials and styles. I was especially drawn to the striking black light, which I learned was the Lumiere by Jean deMerry.



The room, designed by Ashley Stark, successfully mixes a variety of materials and periods. The organic table with “tree trunk” bases and a cement top is by Groundworks, it’s paired with 18th century Italian chairs, and a Tommy Parzinger cabinet.

I had previously seen the ceiling mount version of the JDM light in gold, at the Kelly Wearstler designed restaurant at Bergdorf Goodman

While in the D&D Building a few months ago, I stopped in to the JDM showroom, and saw the beautiful range of elegant furniture, lighting and acceessories. I learned the Lumiere is available in a choice of metal finishes, powder colors, and the size can be customized.

Lighting, a great chandelier, whether casual, formal or in between, can be a focal point of a room. I have come across the Lumiere used in a variety of beautifully designed spaces. My Pinterest lighting board has many  of them. It is a relatively new piece, introduced in 2008 – that’s classic and verstatile.  It works in modern, tradional, transitional and eclectic settings.

In Emily Sommer’s elegant dining room in her 60’s modern Palm Springs home featured recently in Architectural Digest, it is beautifully paired with Jean Risom chairs and a Karl Springer sideboard.

a black version in this warm dining room with a mix of natural elements

in this bright white kitchen, with a bold use of blue chars, the black JDM light is striking above a lucite table

in a library, the contrast of dark walls and a lucite desk

and as the focal point of an airy living room, by Kara Mann

to compliment the success of the hanging light, JDM recently introduced a sconce to the collection

The LA based Jean de Merry started in 2000, with a line of artisanally made chairs and have since developed a line of furnishings and lighting, of beautiful and quality design and workmanship. The Jean de Merry site  explains that the collection, “… merges neo-classical design with 1940’s French sophistication in their timeless…line. Each piece…transitions into both traditional and modern interiors and naturally becomes the stand-out piece of any room.”

Interesting, how when you come upon something that really catches your eye, you notice it again and again. I gravitate towards well-designed pieces that are timeless and verstatile, the Lumiere is just that.

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4 Comments

  1. Your choice of room designs perfectly illustrate your message. The more pics, the better!

  2. Agreed! Love the big images :)

  3. What a beautiful light fixture. Thanks for the inspiring post!

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