Ivy, Chandeliers and Questions

Can someone please tell me what is going on here with the ivy and the light? For a second I thought it may have actually been planted ivy like this:

But obviously it’s just cut ivy wrapped around the fixture sort of like in this setup for a wedding:

I think this is so pretty. I hadn’t noticed this being done before but I guess it’s a thing because there’s even this fixture (which looks to have a fake plant?):

It all kind of reminds me of my Tord Boontje light that was in my old office:


But going back to the first photo, this is clearly real ivy. He has it growing out of the cachepot and strewn on the table as well:

A chandelier decorated with cut ivy. Hmmmmm….. But aside from the chandelier, I’m also kind of obsessed with this room, especially the architectural details, that green velvet sofa and drapes in a vintage Madeleine Castaing fabric. Not surprisingly, the apartment belongs to an interior designer (Jean-Paul Beaujard). You can see the rest of his apartment here.

(Photos: 1,6.Miguel Flores-Vianna / Architectural Digest 2-4.via Pinterest as linked 5.FROM THE RIGHT BANK)



  1. Marisa says:

    Reminds me of Rose Tarlow bringing the outside in. Looks really pretty in the photograph. Sort of agree about things dropping in the soup but I guess you’d have the same problem dining outside.

  2. Monika says:

    I have to say, not crazy about all the ivy. Choose the chandelier, cachepot, or the table, but not all 3! I am intrigued by the ivy on the chandelier, though – that is super unusual and fun!

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