Room Envy: Colorful recycled light fixtures add whimsy to this kitchenette

The light fixtures, made with discarded plastic bottles, incorporate Colombian weaving techniques


Photograph by Marc Mauldin

Colorful light fixtures made from recycled bottles were the starting point for this lively kitchenette, a basement remodeling project in Chastain Park by interior designer Sandie Mazzi.

Light art
The homeowner is from Colombia and was familiar with these fun fixtures by Pet Lamp that incorporate Colombian weaving techniques using discarded plastic bottles. “The lights captured a tropical, playful style that reflects their personalities,” says Mazzi. “Every single light fixture is unique.”

Wall statement
Picking up a color from the largest pendant, the wall is covered in a sky-blue geometric tile from Specialty Tile.

The bright side
White cabinetry, a white quartz countertop, and light gray floors (a porcelain tile from Crossville) offer a classic contrast to the blue. A CB2 table and DWR chairs, also in white, maintain the modern vibe.

Floating figures
Open shelves display art collected by the homeowner, including a Jeff Koons puppy vase.

Designer tip: Small spaces can still be very functional. A built-in refrigerator, sink, ice maker, and popcorn machine make snacking convenient, especially since a media room is around the corner.

This article appears in our February 2021 issue.