Decorating & Design

August 4, 2009

Bright Ideas for Lighting

Niche Modern Stamen Lamp in Clear

The white, flush-mount, saucer-shaped fixture currently shedding a dim light in my kitchen (I think you can picture this $20 fixture available at any big-box store) has got me dreaming of brighter days. So this week’s craving is a little bit of design heaven to me: a pendant light from the New York company Niche Modern. Modernly elegant, and as much at home in a cottage as a city loft, these fixtures have been a favorite of mine (and to be honest, a handful of editors here at the mag) for a while.

My favourites are definitely the Stamen lamp in Clear (above) or the Bell Jar from the Crystal series (below) — this one truly makes me swoon.

Niche Modern Bell Jar in Clear

I also love the way the light would warm the curvy base of the Trumpette table lamp (below).

Niche Modern Trumpette Lamp in Smoke

For more bright ideas, get tips and solutions in this article on Common Lighting Problems.

Photo credits:
Niche Modern Stamen Lamp in Clear
Niche Modern Bell Jar in Clear
Niche Modern Trumpette Lamp in Smoke