15 12, 2015

The beauty of crystal chandeliers

By | December 15th, 2015|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |11 Comments

 This time of the year is the perfect time to light your chandelier. Crystal chandeliers were the pride of aristocratic families and hung in family residences and castles for centuries. Still today a crystal chandelier is evoquing a sense of richness and beauty. [...]

16 06, 2012

Authentic Nautic collection by the Belgian lighting company Tekna

By | June 16th, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |26 Comments

  In my series of interior and architectural design related Belgian companies, I’d love to introduce you to our Belgian lighting company TEKNA, one of my favorite sources for beautiful lighting. Their Nautic collection presents authentic light fittings, made out [...]

21 11, 2011

Girandoles and my friend’s new webshop

By | November 21st, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |24 Comments

  Now that Christmas time is coming our way,  it's always nice to illuminate your home with beautiful lighting. At this moment I am thinking about which lighting to use as Christmas decoration. I came across some beautiful images of [...]

2 11, 2011

Beautiful finds

By | November 2nd, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |24 Comments

I would love to share with you today some new finds I really love.   As this beautiful wall lamp, X-form, made by a master-blacksmith, I found at EMPEL COLLECTIONS. image source :   The  Empel Collections wall lamp [...]

8 03, 2011

Kitchen island lighting fixtures

By | March 8th, 2011|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , |47 Comments

Choosing the most suitable lighting fixture for your kitchen island isn’t always that evident. There is a lot of choice of different kinds of fixtures, as lanterns, glass and shades pendants, industrial pendants, chandeliers. Passed weekend I was searching for [...]

20 09, 2010

The exquisite hand-made lighting of Empel Collections

By | September 20th, 2010|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: |22 Comments

Are you like me and do you have a weakness for beautiful lighting, then I want you to discover the exquisite lighting of  EMPEL COLLECTIONS. Ron van Empel, the principal of the company EMPEL COLLECTIONS (The Netherlands) designs and creates [...]

4 06, 2010

The brilliant idea of Kevin Reilly

By | June 4th, 2010|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: |18 Comments

I noticed that a lot of interior designers and decorators love to work with the Kevin Reilly lighting, even here in Belgium.And indeed as you can see on the pictures here in this post, the collection of Kevin Reilly can [...]

11 08, 2009

Enchanting chandeliers and glassware

By | August 11th, 2009|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: |0 Comments

I'have always loved antique chandeliers and glassware. But yes indeed they are quite expensive.So, re-issues of 18 th century European chandeliers and glassware can be a solution.So if you will give your home the glamour of a castle, than hang [...]

6 08, 2009

Exceptional wall sconces and table lamps

By | August 6th, 2009|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: |7 Comments

Some of my clients ask me where to find beautiful lighting for their home. Finding original lighting is not that easy and does take some time.I often go to Brussels, where are a lot of antiques dealers, to look out [...]

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