Take Back the Light With These Luminous Fixtures
Daylight saving time has ended, which means the darkness is no longer creeping up on us in the early evening — it's running us over! It's nothing that the right light fixture can't overcome, and I've seen some stunners lately.
Enrique Crespo crowned this transitional dining room with the soft glow of a capiz shell chandelier. Capiz shell light fixtures can be found at nearly any budget, which makes them a popular choice to add understated glamour to any space.
Beaded chandeliers can also adjust within a budget and can be dressed up or down, depending on the style of a room. These beaded beauties lean toward the luxury side thanks to their pairing with an oversized kitchen island, marble countertops and a coffered ceiling.
Pendant lights are among the most practical choices for lighting, but why not have a little fun with them? Tamara Eaton grouped similar — but not matching — modern Tom Dixon lights to add a retro look to this sleek, organic space.
Traditional, crystal chandeliers never disappoint when illuminating a kitchen or dining room. Red Egg Design Group added a sheer drum shade to this crystal chandelier to help marry its traditional style with the rustic patina of the brick ceiling.
Simple light fixtures are especially effective in casual settings. Justin DiPiero selected a smart industrial light fixture and a string of cafe lights that are easily hung on -- and plugged into -- the wall.
When you can't find the right fixture, sometimes the answer is to get creative. Studio V fabricated this whimsical chandelier with 266 brightly colored cylinders. Each cylinder is suspended by fish wire and lobster hooks.
The blingier the light fixture, the better if you're wanting to up the luxe look in your space. The trio of modern, crystal chandeliers selected by Jenkins Custom Homes for this dining room look very similar to a set of diamond rings.
Even when hanging from a hot pink ceiling, these five Regina Andrew pendant lights still manage to steal the show. Daniel Dionne uses the lights to help balance the drama of the ceiling and the hot pink chairs in this daring dining room.
Sharon Flatley proves that a midcentury-modern pendant light can easily be at home over a more traditional dining set. Simple white lamp shades on crystal bases set on the sideboard help balance the style of the pendant light.
Oversized industrial lights hung in a cluster add a welcoming touch of informality to this cozy family room by Chango and Co.
The ultimate light fixture for a clean look is a pendant light with a simple drum shade. Design Platform grouped these pendant lights together to add understated drama to this sleek kitchen.