Just as bling is imperative on the red carpet, a smattering of megawatt lighting fixtures were key in setting an appropriately glam tone in each space. “The longer we waited, the more we saw new lighting that we liked,” Sommers recalls. “We had a Georgian chandelier from a David Adler house in Chicago, pendants from the Metropolitan Museum of Art that we bought through David Duncan in New York, pieces from 1930s speakeasies.” The mix was intentional: Early on, Sommers and her clients made the decision to use only pieces that felt special, whether they “went together” or not. “I don’t know how to say this without sounding glib,” says Sommers, “but I’ve done three houses for this client, and for this house, we really did not care. We did care, but we just wanted to buy pieces that we loved and we weren’t really attached to the outcome!” No doubt Billy and Frances would approve.