Designer Jeffrey Alan Marks loves to bring the Southern California sunshine into his lighting designs, and while the styles in his new Point Dume Collection for Progress Lighting do have that SoCal feel, they’re not limited to beach houses. See how Marks approached his designs to make them attractive to traditionalists, California-casual lovers and everyone in between.
I approached Progress Lighting with the desire to mix materials like galvanized metal, leathers and glass with various tones and textures. This was a first for them as they had never used some of these materials and were excited to be challenged and try something new.
Good price, better design
A unique mix of materials in lighting was missing at an accessible price point. Of course, a designer could customize every piece, but that is not affordable or sensible for many projects. This collection for Progress Lighting’s Design Series had to offer a special point of view — and I think I have achieved that with the mix of materials and the quality.
Casual, California style
The Surfrider pendants best epitomize my style. I have them in my office! I love that the color selections change the feeling of each pendant, from casual easy living to formal. Depending upon the finish and color selection, these fixtures can live in a casual beach house or city loft — they really are truly transitional. I work on every kind of project from luxury townhomes, to vacation properties to family homes and I can see these fixtures beautifully living in many rooms.
I do particularly love the Shearwater pendant. It has a classic style and is so lovely in a white with blue-gray detail. It will always be special as Progress Lighting fast tracked it in production so I could feature it at my wedding in August out at the beach in East Hampton.