October 27, 2020
We, at KingsHaven, were delighted to partner with the Junior League of Detroit 2020 Designers’ Show House as a lighting sponsor to shine a spotlight on their 23rd biennial show house, which took place September 19 – October 4, 2020. Through our sponsorship, we designed and provided 12 handcrafted, custom light fixtures for several spaces of the show house.
According to our very own Lauren Wylonis, KingsHaven’s founder and lead designer, our partnership not only provided us the incredible opportunity to help transform one of Detroit’s most significant homes with customized light fixtures, but it also allowed us to simultaneously raise funds and awareness for Project EAT, the show house’s key community impact initiative.
A range of our light fixtures, made of hand-forged iron, exotic woods and finely selected materials, were showcased throughout the transformed home in areas including the exterior front entrance, upper and lower foyer, kitchen, and master bathroom. The KingsHaven team had the great pleasure of collaborating with many talented designers to plan and produce lighting to shine upon the reimagined, gorgeous spaces they designed.
A pair of our KingsHaven Agincourt Lantern Sconces were installed to flank the show house’s grand entrance door. Liana Dabir, co-chair of the show house, chose the Agincourt Lantern Sconces to illuminate the exterior front entrance of the 16,000-square-foot Georgian-style mansion.
The grand foyer, designed by ShowHouse Interiors, was illuminated by a pair of custom KingsHaven Eden Sconces. We finished the outside edges of the wall sconces in vintage gold guilt and the inside back plates in white to both complement and contrast the space’s patterns and tones of yellow, black and white.
Four of our KingsHaven Shift Sconces, which feature hand-forged iron, exotic wood shades and exposed Edison bulbs, were displayed in the second floor grand foyer, also designed by ShowHouse Interiors. Two medium Shift Sconces were displayed at the landing of the grand stairway, and two small Shift Sconces were installed in the side corridors. Jeanine Haith, founder of ShowHouse Interiors, was attracted to the unique and artful elements of our Shift lighting series. She chose the Shift Sconces to add dramatic and modern flare to the space.
The kitchen, designed by Jean Stoffer Design, featured our KingsHaven Marais Lantern as a functional focal point over the breakfast nook table. We love how this charred iron, open cage hanging lantern ties into the black window trim and contrasts the white walls, ceiling and cabinetry.
A pair of our KingsHaven Skye III Sconces were installed flanking a window over the main kitchen sink, providing targeted illumination for important kitchen tasks. Designer Jean Stoffer fell in love with the Skye III Sconces because of their asymmetric angles and the contemporary edge they brought to the space.
Our KingsHaven Bond Street Pendant was showcased in the spa-inspired master bathroom, designed by Laura Zender Design. We designed this pendant to be reminiscent of London’s West End Bond Street, where elegance and cutting-edge design are the norm.
Laura Zender shared with us her inspiration for the space. “My inspiration was to create a master bathroom filled with modern day luxuries, yet in a classic style that will stand the test of time.”
She chose our Bond Street Pendant because it was the perfect punctuation for the space, with its clean boxy shape, echoing the ever-enduring subway tile design and the hand-forged black iron finish so very at home in this historic mansion.
Our sponsorship of the Junior League of Detroit 2020 Designers’ Show House represented KingsHaven’s introduction to the Detroit-area and the show house. Lauren’s design book, “At Home with KingsHaven: Estates, Interiors, Landscapes,” was displayed and available for purchase at the show house to raise funds in support of Project EAT. We are honored to have donated 100% of the book sale proceeds to Project EAT, which helps create a more food-secure community by providing Education, Access and Tools to those in need.
We invite our blog readers, designer clients and industry friends to experience or relive this breathtaking show house by taking a virtual tour. As you tour the transformed home, be sure to spot the light fixtures designed by KingsHaven!
We hope you enjoyed this recap of our sponsorship involvement with the Junior League of Detroit 2020 Designers’ Show House, and keep an eye out for KingsHaven light fixtures in other showhouses and numerous showrooms in 2021.
In other exciting news, we recently opened our new KingsHaven lighting showroom at the Decoration & Design Building (DDB) in New York City! Check out our blog post for the full details on the new showroom opening. Our showroom lighting design team welcomes your visit and looks forward to sharing with you a new way to look at lighting.
Stay tuned for even more exciting announcements from KingsHaven by following along on our blog, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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