Style Inspiration

November Eye-Catcher: Vida

Nothing livens up the mood of a room quite like a statement piece to take center stage. Whether that be a glam chandelier or a subtle yet showstopping flush mount – sometimes – a luxurious fixture is all a space really needs.

And while our line of flashy fixtures from Fredrick Ramond each have a special place in our heart, one in particular stands out: Vida. As the featured fixture on the cover of our supplement catalog in June 2019, Vida combines luxe materials and detailed finishes to create a modern design. Vida appears to burst with a flourishing style that is both highly dramatic and finely sculpted. Its crystal accents and unique canopy details add a dash of contemporary inspiration while reinforcing high-quality design to its surroundings.

LEFT: Vida in Burnished Gold finish; RIGHT: Vida in Glacial finish

FEATURES

The Vida family includes chandelier, sconce or semi-flush options in a Glacial or Burnished Gold finish. Best part about Vida? It looks great in all spaces - whether it’s a living room, dining area or business office.

Explore the entire Vida line, here.

7 Pieces of Classic Artwork that Inspired our Galerie Collection

Chandeliers and pendants are the typical superstars of any space, but it is the modest flush mount and sconce that are critical to layering light and illuminating dark rooms or hallways. We kicked the look and performance of these tried-and-true fixtures WAY up after our product design team was inspired by the seven “elements of art.” These elements, which include Line, Form, Shape, Texture, Space, Value and Color (aka the building blocks of art), were woven through this sleek new collection and offer an unbeatable combination of form and function.

“Galerie’s signature theme is found in the highly decorative elements of each family,” says Lauren Lovett, Product Director at Hinkley. “These different ‘elements of art’ ensure the entire array of sconce and flush mounts are immediately recognizable as representing Hinkley style and quality, with our well-known focus on details, design and materials.”

Even better, the complementary contours, materials and finishes allow each piece to be used in unison or easily combined with other Galerie fixtures. So whether you need wall and ceiling lighting for a room refresh or you’re working with a blank canvas for a large project, this collection makes it easy to find seamless solutions.

Let’s take peek at the element of art behind each of the silhouettes that make up Galerie, plus some of the epic artists that inspired us for this collection:

Axis

Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow by Piet Mondrian, 1937-42

Axis uses the Line element to create a bold but classic cross-stem sconce in either robust Black or warm Heritage Brass.

Art Inspo: Mondrian was all about striking simplification to create arresting art, using stark black Lines to make a statement.

Vector

Fallingwater by Frank Llyod Wright, 1935

The Vector sconce puts the spotlight on Form with its minimalist “V” shape constructed in a warm Walnut paired with a heathered shade.

Art Inspo: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater epitomizes organic Form, with natural lines and earthy textures.

Link

Blue Green Red by Ellsworth Kelly, 1963

Link flush mounts are perfected by the special attention paid to Shape with sleek, well-executed round or square finials that enhance its refined silhouette.

Art Inspo: Ellsworth Kelly was a master of Shape, using its form and scale as a key element in his artwork, which is revered for its lines, shadows and shapes.

Avenue

The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, 1889

Avenue sconces offer distinct silhouettes made even more irresistible with its primary focus on a rich sense of Texture in the glossy acrylic or warm heathered shades.

Art Inspo: Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night delivers a luxurious sensation of Texture that plays to our sense of touch in his epic painting.

Halo

Recumbent Figure by Henry Moore, 1889

Halo flush mounts are designed with luminosity top of mind, and uses the element of Space in its composition to highlight unique details in one cohesive silhouette.

Art Inspo: British sculptor Henry Moore was a pioneer in modern sculpture, using the element of Space in his avant-garde aesthetic to showcase the areas around, between and within a single piece of art.

Luster

Water Lillies by Claude Monet, 1916

Luster sconces create visual interest with refined contrasting tones and materials that add the element of Value, like its airy glass rods paired with deep rich finishes and luxe shades.

Art Inspo: Claude Monet was an undisputed genius at using Value in his paintings to impart balance, depth and beauty.

Color, the seventh element of art, infuses the entire Galerie collection with a refined color palette designed to complement a wide variety of spaces. Each sconce and flush mount is offered in luxurious finish options, from bold Black to warm Heritage Brass, and can be customized with sophisticated Heathered Gray or chic Off-White Linen shades.

Discover more about each piece in Galerie, including distinctive features and performance details, here.

October Eye-Catcher: Porter Outdoor Collection

Freshly falling leaves accompanied by a cool breeze signify that Fall is officially here. During our most popular time for our outdoor category, October is the perfect month to soak up the last of the crisp air and shining sun, while finishing up exterior projects to make sure your space is in tip top shape for the pending winter ahead.

So this month, we decided to feature a family favorite: Porter.

Part of the Lisa McDennon Collection, Porter was one of Lisa’s very first lighting designs that Hinkley selected for production. Inspired by the simplicity of antique glass candle lanterns, Lisa loved the purity of shape and materials provided by such a beautiful containment of light. “When I began to draw the design for Porter, I focused my attention on every detail, but especially the scale and shape of the loop and hook, knowing it needed to be a prominent part of the design,” she said.

Porter’s rectangular and geometric frame suspended by its cast arm, oversized cast loop and rivet details make Porter a statement lantern that complements a variety of facades, from California modern to New England traditional. “Porter emulates an edgy, sculpture-like silhouette that incorporates both modern and organic elements, brought to life by Lisa’s innovative and authentic point of view,” said Jennifer Broadbent, product manager behind the collection.

Below, we selected some of our favorite ways Hinkley shoppers have styled Porter outside of their homes!

ALL IMAGES PROVIDED VIA INSTAGRAM

FEATURES

The Porter outdoor collection features wall-mount, cable hung, and post or pier mount fixture options. Mounting hardware on all lanterns is hidden on the backplate to ensure a clean silhouette. Cable hung fixtures may be installed on any sloped ceiling. Porter is available in an Aged Zinc or Oil Rubbed Bronze finish.

Explore the entire outdoor Porter line, here.

And if you love the look of Porter but want to have it inside your home, Porter is also available as an interior collection that features edgy and polished finishes perfect for any space. Check them out here.

Project Spotlight: Parker's Downtown

Located in The Kimpton Schofield Hotel in Downtown Cleveland, Parker's Downtown reinforces its strong Cleveland roots by proudly calling to mind one of Cleveland’s major landmarks with the large “Guardians of Traffic” statue, setting the stage for an urban feel.

Bringing harmony to the table while incorporating even more local panache, Hinkley’s top selling Hampton Chandelier and its contemporary off-white linen drum shade is the cherry on top of this fine dining experience. Hampton’s minimal, rectangular frame, paired with a decorative acrylic etched bottom lens, helps create a soft elegant touch to the Parker's atmosphere.

Now, it’s your turn: we invite you to take a peek at the full Hampton collection, here.

September Eye-Catcher: Jonas

September has arrived. Which means it is a time of transition – between getting the kids ready to go back to school after a long summer off, and adjusting to the steadily-dropping degrees in the weather forecast. So, what better fixture to feature this month than our Jonas?

A maestro of mid-century modern design, Jonas features etched glass globes centered within a modern open frame of solid steel in either a Heritage Brass or Black finish, creating a sleek timeless form infused with retro flair. Jonas is available in a one-light pendant or a three-light linear chandelier.

“Jonas is a fresh take on the iconic mid-century globe; I love how it seems to float in the minimalist frame. The timeless silhouette transcends many styles,” said Abie McLaughlin, the designer behind the fixture.

FEATURES 

The Jonas pendant is a stem hung fixture, allowing it to be hung on a sloped ceiling. The Jonas three-light linear chandelier includes multiple down stems in various lengths to customize the installation height, including one 6" stem and two 12" stems.

VIEW ALL JONAS PRODUCTS HERE.

Combining Elegance and Durability

The Coastal Elements Collection

Take a step into the sea this month as Hinkley embraces the nautical vibes we cherish each year. Summer is a time to appreciate the finer things in life and find serenity in our surroundings. The designs featured in our Coastal Elements Collection fully embody what the summer means to us, without compromising on a fixture’s resistance to rust and corrosion, which inevitably comes with the weather.

Now, explore some of our favorite fixtures from the line:

Constructed from a composite material and treated with an anti-fading agent for maximum durability, Republic’s double frame design is what makes it truly striking. It comes in Oil Rubbed Bronze and Satin Nickel resilient finishes, seamlessly complete with vintage filament bulbs for an authentic coastal style.

Featuring a classic New England design, Freeport is contructed from a composite material for timeless, traditional style, while its clear, seedy glass enhances the nautical vibes featured throughout the collection. Freeport is also available in Cast Aluminum.

Classic and elegant, Atwater offers beauty and endurance. Built from a composite material and treated with an anti-fading agent, the updated coastal design incorporates elegant brass accents, handle, and an inner glass that creates a faux candle effect.

Enjoy your summer in ease – discover the full Coastal Elements Collection featuring elegant durability!

Cover image: Republic Outdoor Lantern; @mama.mia.maison