Lighting installations and fixtures arguably constitute the most important aspect of interior design. No matter how stunning your home is dark corners and poor illumination can turn it into a less than appealing affair in an instant.
Whether you are opting for classic chandelier look or going for a metallic minimalistic vibe pendant lights cover the entire spectrum with ease. They also are great additions as accent installations that bring in bright pops of color in a bedroom with cool muted tones. Adding textural geometric and even visual contrast pendants make perfect bedside lights.
In the tradition of a beaded necklaces the Abacus Floor Lamp from West Elm features a string of glass orbs united around a stem with an antique bronze finish. The striking shade and glistening shine demand to be noticed in this living area filled with neutral shades…
Or you can go with white! In fact this white floor lamp brightens up the space it inhabits especially since gray and wooden accents dominate the room. The lamp brings out the color of the walls reminding us that it’s OK to be crisp in a space filled with rich tones.
Design is about light and shade and appropriate lighting is of great importance. Dramatic lighting always tends to produce great photographs. But most often it makes for interiors that are too sterile and touch impractical.
This John Peacock Floor Lamp from CB2 is subtle… Except that it has a rectangular steel base coated in a hi-gloss peacock finish! And let’s not forget that white cotton box shade. In fact combining this lamp with red-orange accents like the fiery sofa below is a great way to enjoy one of the leading trends of the upcoming fall season: the combination of red and blue.