Decorating & Design
December 1, 2009
Timeless Lighting Options
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?
You can’t go wrong with the pieces below, I love the clean lines they all offer.
Visual Comfort & Co. Studio Wood Tripod Floor Lamp
Porcelight from Ameico
Crate & Barrel Zak Table Lamp
Porta Romana Oval Lartigue Chandelier in Burnt Silver
Circa Lighting Boston Functional Library Two Arm Wall Light (SL2923)
Ochre Arctic Pear Chandelier
To find out how high to hang a chandelier above a dining able, read our Hanging Lights article.