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Make A Statement With Funky Modern Table Lamps

I’m a big believer that lighting should always do more than one thing. Sure, the most important job of any lighting fixture is to produce light, but if it doesn’t look good doing it, I don’t think it deserves a place in your home design. Anything from a permanent ceiling fixture to a simple table […]

Arc Lamps: A Cool Modern Twist On The Traditional Floor Lamp

I’ve never been a big fan of floor lamps. I mean, I understand the utility – every room needs light and not every room has it built in. A floor lamp bridges the gap without taking up any surface space, all while staying more or less out of the way. But as with your run […]

Top Trends: Modern Rustic And Reclaimed Chandeliers For A Contemporary Restoration Style

Chandeliers are the go-to lighting fixtures for large spaces. They’re the only type of light that’s big enough to stand up to a very high ceiling and hefty enough to hold its own in a spacious room. That said, the word “chandelier” often conjures images of very traditional fixtures – ones made of elegantly wrought, […]

Trendy Lighting Fixtures For Any Style Kitchen

Maybe more than any other room in the home, the kitchen is one space that often winds up reflecting the personalities of the people that use it. Big, luxury kitchen remodels have become hugely popular in home design, and more often than not they come with a few custom touches – whether it’s specialty kitchen […]

Cluster Pendant Lights – A Modern Twist On Exposed Bulb Lighting

I’ve mentioned elsewhere that reclaimed industrial furniture is starting to make a big comeback in the design world. Maybe the most widespread and universal example of this is the resurgence of the light bulb pendant. The decorative equivalent of a bare bulb on a string, antique models sport beautiful sockets attached to long cords, often […]

Spiral Pendants – An Elegant Modern Style For Your Home

To me, the biggest difference between traditional and modern lighting fixtures is innovation. Lovely as they may be, and often grand and stunning as they are, there isn’t a whole lot of variety in traditional lighting fixtures in shape, style, form, or material.  But with modern lighting, the sky is really the limit – modern […]

White Lighting Fixtures (Part 2) – Having Fun With Shapes

Yesterday I talked a bit about how well the color white works in modern design, especially win modern lighting fixtures. But it’s a topic near and dear to my heart, and one that I think is worth revisiting. So, if Part 1 was about light, shadow, and texture, today I’d like to talk about shape […]

White Lighting Fixtures – A Simple Way To Get A Modern Look

I once had a sculpture instructor who insisted that all the projects we turned in were painted flat white. Why? Because flat white is the great equalizer: it shows every detail and every dent, every mark and every mar – it’s the true test of ability, and done right, one of the most spectacular displays […]

Stylish Contemporary Pendant Lights To Light Up Your Kitchen Table

Traditionally, dining areas are full of big, beautiful lighting fixtures – dining rooms often include a chandelier centered over the table, and even breakfast nooks or big standalone tables often have their own dedicated lighting fixtures. But if you happen to have a kitchen that’s on the smaller side (or a ceiling that’s on the […]

Daring Modern Pendant Lights For A Contemporary Space

I think many of us tend to take lighting fixtures for granted. After all, I’m willing to bet that – with maybe a few exceptions – most of the lighting fixtures in your home aren’t terribly remarkable, and are maybe even a little bit boring. But I’m a big believer that the right lighting fixture […]