As we quickly edge towards winter, each day becomes darker a little earlier. Besides making sure we’re getting enough vitamin D, we think more about the lighting in our homes.

Enter the Moravian Star. It originated in Germany in the 1830’s and was used as a geometry lesson of all things, in the church schools.  Because it was also a Christian religious symbol, it was an important decoration celebrating Advent and Christmas.

Today, it’s enjoyed around the world as a lighting design source all year long. I kind of like the idea of a “star” over my head. They’re also available in all price points and they haven’t been overused; you don’t see them everywhere.

Following are some examples that show how you can incorporate the Moravian Star into your home.

I have a big crush on star-shaped lanterns, which are called Moravian Stars. These star pendants make this hallway glow.

Tip: Moravian Stars date back to a Protestant community in Germany, and they were originally used as Christmas decorations.



contemporary family room by Chelle Design Group





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P.S. the photos are from JEN JAFARZADEH L’ITALIEN for HOUZZ.

Until next time,



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