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Lighting. I don’t know about you, but I find it very hard to commit to a lamp. Perhaps because there are so many out there and, like fashion accessories, they fall in and out of style very quickly. I also sort of believe, like the French, that if you buy a great piece it will last a lifetime — a hard statement to live by, however.

I was convinced that I wanted a simple, almost invisible, glass pendant lamp in the upstairs hallway, but I quickly got over that. Now it’s the spidery-type floor lamps that seem to be en vogue … how to choose?

Photo Blog Timeless Lighting Options Gourd West Elm

I say, so what if the mouth-blown Gourd Table Lamp next to the sofa no longer works with the new Platner coffee table? Mix it up and love the look.

You can’t go wrong with the pieces below, I love the clean lines they all offer.

Photo Blog Timeless Lighting Options Tripod Floor Lamp

Visual Comfort & Co. Studio Wood Tripod Floor Lamp

Photo Blog Timeless Lighting Options Wall Lamp

Porcelight from Ameico

Photo Blog Timeless Lighting Options Glass Lamps

Crate & Barrel Zak Table Lamp

Photo Blog Timeless Lighting Options Glass Chandelier

Porta Romana Oval Lartigue Chandelier in Burnt Silver

Photo Blog Timeless Lighting Options Black Wall Lamp

Circa Lighting Boston Functional Library Two Arm Wall Light (SL2923)

Photo Blog Timeless Lighting Options Chandelier Chairs

Ochre Arctic Pear Chandelier

To find out how high to hang a chandelier above a dining able, read our Hanging Lights article.

Photo credits:
1. West Elm
2. Neena’s Lighting
3. Ameico
4. Crate & Barrel
5. Porta Romana
6. Circa Lighting
7. Ochre

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