Monday, March 30, 2009


New York Times Goes Shopping for Lighting

Beahm Pick: Battery-Run LED Candles from Restoration Hardware

For those of you who haven't heard of David Beahm, he's an event designer who has planned the look and aesthetic feel of many of the biggest galas and parties in New York.

At the opening of the Plaza Hotel’s renovated grand ballroom last year, he bathed the space in a purple glow, hanging a mobile of crystal, glass and orchids, and directing a spotlight to splash shadows against the ceiling.

He is also known for his interesting use of lighting, especially candlelight.

One of Mr. Beahm’s favorite forms of lighting is the humble candle. For safety reasons, candles weren’t allowed at the Diffa event, he said, although candlelight “makes everyone look beautiful, and if people feel like they look nice, they’re going to have a good time.”

The New York Times recently went shopping with Mr. Beahm, hitting up antique and design stores in Greenwich, Connecticut along with Restoration Hardware. There is an accompanying multi-media piecewith the article to show off 9 of the best lighting items they came across.

Full article: Shopping with David Beahm

Multi-Media: 9 Lighting Objects

To achieve these looks for your own home or apartment, here are's New York Lighting Companies.

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