Gwyneth Paltrow’s Designer Just Dropped Lighting in the Form of Everyone’s Favorite Trend
It’s her take on retro-Italian glam.
Published Apr 1, 2022 3:08 PM
What do Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé, and Joe Jonas have in common? Aside from being insanely famous, they all share an affinity for the home decor stylings of Brigette Romanek. The interiors expert made her first foray into furniture design last year in collaboration with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, and has launched a second, six-piece lighting line this week inspired by vintage Italian glam and featuring everyone’s current favorite trend: curves. The Luce collection includes table and floor lamps, wall sconces, and a chandelier that all evoke Old Hollywood allure, with an antique brass finish and soft, glowing orbs. “They add a sexiness to the silhouette while extending themselves into the room in a friendly way,” says Romanek. For all of us who might not be able to hire the pro to outfit our whole house, we can at least bring her A-lister-approved style home with the splurge-worthy pieces, starting at $930.
Because these aren’t your average globe lights, we wanted to know exactly how to style the statement pieces. We went straight to the creator for a few tips.
On the Wall
The single and double sconces are great for illuminating transitional spaces (hallways, mudrooms, entryways) with their dramatic gooseneck arcs and soft luster. Romanek also suggests using the fixtures to frame art or a mirror that deserves extra attention, as she has over her own fireplace (peep, above).
On a Table
Romanek says a single Luce table lamp will brighten up a boring credenza, and doubling up with a light at each end will really bring the drama. She points out that this dimmable option also works well placed on a table between two lounge chairs to cast a romantic glow on the seating scene.
On the Floor
Cue the cozy library vibes. As one of the most versatile items of the collection, the floor lamp will shine next to, behind, or on either side of a sofa; between two chairs; or partnered with a side table. “So many options!” says Romanek, who situated hers in her den.
On the Ceiling
The pendant lamp “is just a jewel,” according to Romanek, who installed hers above her bed. With three tiers of bulbs originating from the flush mount, she notes it’s also perfect in a powder room because the globes give off such a complimentary glow. Meet your best makeup check yet.