Decorating & Design
November 1, 2011
The perfect light fixture can be hard to find. They should provide, dare I say it — proper lighting — but are also a key decorating piece in any room. This time of year I notice lighting more than ever, as it’s dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home. When looking for a fixture, keep in mind wattage and the material the piece is made of, as this will certainly influence the lighting you get from the lamp. Don’t forget to keep scale and proportion in mind as well, and maybe take a chance on a fixture that does not exactly match your interior. (Think of it as wearing bright sneakers or unexpected heels with a conservative outfit.)
The hanging fixtures and wall sconces from The Urban Electric Company below are just gorgeous. They don’t have any vendors in Canada but they do ship here.
I love love love this light by Canadian designer Amanda Nisbet. It’s a fun take on the classic carriage hanging fixture.
These fixtures by designer Darryl Carter bridge the modern county mix really well.
This Michael Amato-designed sconce feels very retro and sophisticated at the same time.
Vintage in feel, this white fixture by Michael Amato looks right at home in this beadboard-clad hall.
For more inspiration, browse our Statement Lighting photo gallery.
1. Poppy, AN-1020, The Urban Electric Company
2. Carlyn Single, DC-1500, The Urban Electric Company, photography by Dave Edwards
3. Bit, MA-8325, The Urban Electric Company
4-5. Seaspray, MA-9350, The Urban Electric Company