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Guest Picks: Lighting Drama
Often left as an afterthought, lighting is one of the most dramatic elements of a room. It can singularly make or break the atmosphere of a space — creating drama and intrigue at best, killing the mood at worst. Here are a few options that are sure to enhance your space with sophisticated and sleek style that's high on design and low on mediocrity. — Kelly from Scandinavian Made
This classic Louis Poulsen lamp can be found in approximately one out of every two homes in Denmark. Its simple style and creamy shades conduct a beautiful glow and a distinctly Scandinavian aura.Buy on Houzz
This Unfold pendant by Swedish design mecca Mutto adds some industrial glam to a kitchen or dining area. Made of soft silicone rubber, this lamp is sure to gain notice and up your space's cool factor.
This origami paper lamp shade is high on drama and originality. It comes in a variety of luscious colors with fun, fabric cords. Who can choose just one?
This Noir pendant lamp from CB2 is just the ticket if you're in the market for a bold, voluminous fixture. The natural bamboo top contrasts nicely with the matte black aluminum shade.
For a warm glow, choose a shaded pendant. This drum shade is simultaneously classic and modern, and the textured linen shade oozes comfort and class.
A black fixture adds an unexpected element of drama and is perfect for setting a cozy mood. This double version of the drum shade is bold yet sleek.
I love the industrial glamour of this simple pendant. It looks just finished enough to feel deliberate, but it still has a raw edge to it.
The ultimate in simplicity, this austere fixture is softened by a voluminous, round bulb and a soft silicone socket and cord. Hang one individually, or cluster a few for a more whimsical look.
I just love the elegance of the Hector wall sconce. The fabric cord punctuates the black socket, white base and shade to add charm. It's classic, modern and warm.
This new Louis Poulsen lamp by designer Louise Campbell is marvelous in its detail and design. Its perforated pattern is styled to naturally diffuse the light to provide optimal illumination of faces.
For an unexpected twist, add a wall sconce like this one to the kitchen. It will instantly add warmth, charm and ambient illumination.
Turn to Schoolhouse Electric for lighting fixtures and home accessories that tap into that old-fashioned, retro feel. Infinite customization options allow you to choose the shade and base that best suit your room. I love these old-school glass shades with the fun colored stripes.
Here's another shade to accompany the Schoolhouse Electric fixture. This version in hand-blown glass with turquoise details is a real stunner. It's great for mixing in an unexpected pop of color and character.
I love the vintage feel of this fun wall sconce. The red cord, baby blue hue and tin can shape make it a real original piece that will punch up any corner of your home.
This wall sconce is the perfect specimen of design. Form meets function beautifully, and the clean lines and crisp corners provide a nice counterpoint to the round bulb.
These are great fun and very dramatic if hung in a grouping. Even individually, their sharpness and style would complement any modern or minimalist decor.
What fun this fixture is! Reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour, this wall sconce oozes drama and intrigue. It has a beautiful finish and perfectly petite round bulbs.
It does not get much more dramatic than this Semi lamp. The sharp lines with minimal adornment create a stunning silhouette.
Reminiscent of an industrial spotlight, this wall sconce takes task lighting to a new level. Severe in its shape and sleek in its finish, this lamp is a real showstopper.