Designer Snapshot: Let There Be Lights

June 20, 2012

By Paula M. Bodah

Providence designer Cyndie Seely, of C.J. Designs, doesn’t spend much time browsing catalogs or checking design showrooms when she’s looking for light fixtures. As her selection of favorite lamps in our May/June 2012 issue shows, she loves hunting for just the right fixture in antiques stores or at estate sales. Often she’s drawn to an object that has an entirely different purpose–but with a bit of imagination, that find can become just the sort of unique lighting she and her clients want. Here, she shares three examples.

“I found an old candelabra at a flea market. I flipped it over, added the tassels at the bottom and electrified it.â€

Photos courtesy of C.J. Designs

“This was a wire basket that I electrified. I found it at a tag sale in Newport and immediately knew it would make a fabulous hanging light fixture.â€

“I created this chandelier by combining and electrifying two old bird cages.â€

I guess you could say Cyndie has her own unique way of seeing the light.