Gold Futures

Meet the most talked-about finish for lighting fixtures from Modernism Week.

Lisa Marie Hart Interior Design

Soft gold offers a warm metallic finish with a toned-down sheen, like this flush mount from Visuyal Comfort.

Lighting refreshes a space with the flick of a switch. It’s the finishing touch for every room. If you missed Modernism Week Show House 2017: The Christopher Kennedy Compound, you missed a stylish
 saunter through the latest lighting trends installed in a real residence.

As Modernism Week’s exclusive kitchen and bath sponsor for a third consecutive year, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery unpacked its best new arrivals and positioned them for impact. The Show House was tailor-made for showing off.

“We worked with the designers to select lighting that worked with the spaces they created, highlighting the ‘it’ finish, which is a soft gold,” says Stefanie Stroud, lighting category specialist for Ferguson Southern California showrooms. This year’s lighting leaned more sophisticated and glam, playing into the owner’s personal style as well as the trends.

“People want fixtures that have clean, modern lines yet still have a warm feel,” Stroud says. “The new soft gold, or ‘aged bronze’ as some manufacturers are calling it, is soft and warm — not shiny or garish. This new gold brings a breath of fresh air to lighting styles we might have seen over the years. The introduction of this new finish is what really revives these designs.”


The George Kovacs Pontil 8-Light Chandelier.

Flush mounts by Currey and Company.