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If you've been to any trendy, industrial-style restaurant or boutique, you've likely encountered bare bulb pendants. Great on their own or in groupings, there are endless ways to make this little bulb-on-a-wire shine. Here are a few inspiration shots that caught my eye:

Even though every other restaurant in Toronto seems to have caught onto this trend, I still like it. When lit, these individually hung bulbs twinkle like a night sky.

Here, an array of colourful wires keeps this look playful. I love the mass of cords hanging from the ceiling.

This bare bulb is transformed into an ultra-modern wall sconce thanks to a cantilevered, sculptural piece of wood.

Wrapped around a metal rod, they're transformed into a sort of messy chandelier. It's a simple solution that's quite eye-catching.

A similar treatment was used in this dining room shot. I'm loving the copper rod, too. Seems easy enough to DIY, no? Try a similar copper rod project here.

What are your thoughts: should bulbs go nude or do you prefer a nice lampshade?

Photo credits:
1. The New York Times Style Magazine, photography by Ambroise Tézenas
2. Mimou
3. Weekday Carnival
4. Sköna Hem, photography by Anna Kern
5. Lokal 54


Reiko Caron

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