Designer Snapshot: Let There Be Lights

August 31, 2011

By Paula M. Bodah

Rachel Hazelton says having the liberty to custom design such important decorative accents as lighting means she can design interiors that truly suit the unique personalities of her clients. That’s one reason the Middleton, Massachusetts, designer is drawn these days to Urban Electric Co.‘s line of light fixtures.

Rachel, who is a featured designer for Perspectives in our upcoming September/October issue, has been working with Urban Electric’s products since she discovered them in 2007. “What I love about their product is that you can choose from so many beautiful finishes,†she says. “You can even match any Benjamin Moore paint color. You can also choose from a selection of types of glass. And they’ll make any fixture to your specified dimensions.”

Urban Electric recently asked Rachel if they could include this dining room she designed on their Web site. “I used their Chisholm Hall lantern, custom designed to a larger size and with a bronze finish, and Lafayette sconces, also with a bronze finish,†she says.

Photo by Beth Perullo

“I just ordered a pair of these large Altamont sconces in bronze for a bath we designed.â€

Photos courtesy of Urban Electric Co.

“I used this Ravenspoint, which is typically an outdoor wall lantern, on an entry wall in a small foyer. The simplicity and bold scale gave it a dramatic look.â€

“I hope to use these styles–the Linc sconces and the Gwenwood ceiling pendant–in future projects. Although Urban Electric’s collection has a range of styles, the overall aesthetic is hip, modern and luxe.â€