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A good room design today often centers around a great light fixture. And you'll see hanging light fixtures finding their way beyond the dining room and into the living room, bedroom, and kitchen these days. The simple globe pendant is appearing all over this fall.
Updated in every way possible, new globe styles are hanging proud in unusual materials and colors, or created by unusual techniques. Sliced, squashed and transformed, these fixtures often have a reworked globe shape to showcase its simple form. All this variety means there's something for everyone among these great new pieces from my favorite fall lines. Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, you'll find a light suited for your home.
The open weave of this globe from Crate & Barrel manages to be both traditional and industrial, thanks to its galvanized steel construction. Hanging this light in an entryway would set the stage for an eclectic home.
Smoky coloring adds to the mystique of this glass pendant from Room & Board. Its smaller size would make this beautiful as a set of three — or hang one over your bedside table for a rich midnight reading experience.
The layered effect of the milky translucent glass with a clear glass base allows light to shine through but simplicity to reign. I'd love to see this West Elm lamp in a pair hanging over end tables on both sides of a sofa.