Kevin Sharkey, Martha Stewart Living editorial director of decorating, joins Martha for a sneak peek at some of the newest pieces from the Martha Stewart Lighting line.
Coronation Collection: 6-Light Chandelier
A traditional six-light chandelier in a modern-polished nickel finish, this chandelier is one piece of a much larger living, dining, and entryway collection.
With ornate center metal pieces that complement the chandelier's graceful arms, this item features etching on the hurricane glass that is inspired by vintage pieces at Martha's Katonah home and also comes in patina brass. When decorating with chandeliers, always have them on a dimmer so that you can control the light level depending on the occasion.
Marais Collection: 12-Light Chandelier
A large, modern chandelier inspired by French designs of the mid-twentieth century, this chandelier has opal white-milk glass that can be easily cleaned with some Windex and a cloth. Its brushed nickel finish is modern yet can work well in a variety of decorating scenarios. A very large chandelier, this piece is best suited for two-story entryways, large dining rooms, or grand living rooms. The Marais Collection also has a series of whimsical wall sconces.
Black Marble Collection: Table Lamp
Made with solid marble that is hand carved by craftsmen, this table lamp features a chic black shade as a stunning complement to its black marble base.
Cerused Wood Collection: Table Lamp
Made with hand-fabricated solid-wood construction, this table lamp features a cerused finish that is a Martha favorite and unique in the marketplace. With a smoke-gray taffeta shade that perfectly complements its white finish, this lamp's intricate shape is inspired by ancient Greek and Roman vases. This design also comes in a floor lamp.
When cleaning this lamp, remember that fabric shades need gentle care. Regular dusting can be done with a soft brush or dry paint brush. A hair dryer on cool can also be used. For very sturdy shades, a vacuum can be used. Turn the vacuum on low with a small brush attachment, and run the brush down the shade, not across.
Coronation Collection: 2-Light Sconce
A two-light sconce with hurricane glass, this item is inspired by a vintage piece in the guest bedroom at Martha's Katonah home and features a beautiful brass finish. Sconces can be used in many different areas of the house, particularly to augment a dining chandelier, over a buffet table, in hallways, or as supplemental light in the kitchen.
Industrial Milk Glass Collection 1: Light Sconce
Inspired by a wall sconce at Martha's Katonah home, this item features double glass construction that provides beautiful light and hides the bulb inside. Its warm bronze finish can easily be incorporated into many decorating schemes, and its cast-metal parts provide crisp detailing at a great value.
Ebony Lacquer Collection: Floor Lamp
Featuring ebony laquer over solid hardwood construction, this floor lamp has a string shade that adds uniqueness to any room. This piece borrows from a few different styles: The main body hints at Northern Renaissance with a combination of different turnings, while the dark black finish is more aligned with the Tudor period. Together, it creates a stunning piece that will fit seamlessly into many different traditional settings, particularly ones styled with other dark, warm colors.
For more information on Martha Stewart Lighting or to purchase any of the lamps featured on "The Martha Stewart Show," visit marthastewart.com/shop. Plus, download the January 2009 lighting catalogue and its April 2009 supplement section now.