I thought I would share some of the great placement of lights in rooms that I have seen on the web for our inspiration.
I like this image for the freshness of the room(all white except the chairs) and how the light adds a soft, rounded shape to the otherwise straight lined room (especially with the great xxx windows). This room is courtesy of 361 Architecture + Design Collaborative. I don’t know exactly what light they used here, but some options would be:
Or for a similar-but-not-exactly-the-same look, this Tube Top Pendant is an interesting rectangular light.
Manhattan Living Room
From Elle Décor I love the use of extra large floor lamps in this design by Stephen Sills. They really add an extra level to the room with their height, balancing between the lower seating area furniture and the ceiling. They also tone in wonderfully well with the embellishments on the windows. They are reported in the article to be French floor lamps from the 1940s, and so far sadly I have not found anything suitable. But rest assured I will keep looking.
I showed this in my Big Chandeliers post, but I have to show it again. I think it’s a marvelous way to light, and highlight, this long hallway. Forget just one or two hanging lights, why not go for a plethora of pendant lights? It’s truly like having an art installation you can enjoy every day. This is the White Random Light by Mooi.
I love how this light is just like an orb hanging in the room, reflecting in the mirror above the fireplace. It centers the room, and casts a beautiful glow. The orb is an Akari Light Sculpture, and can be purchased through the Noguchi Museum Shop.
To get a similar look, you could also consider the Mooi light mentioned for the hallway above. For the similar-but-not-exactly-the-same look, consider these options below.
The table lamps in the design caught my eye as well, and those pictured are from Ralph Lauren Home, but they seem to be out of production. They do remind me of the Tall Dixon Table lamp by Thomas O’Brien, which would be a great substitute.
Dining Room Design
In this room it was really the light that caught my eye as I was turning the pages of CA Home & Design. This room was designed by Aidlin Darling Design, and she’s used the Nur Hal pendant from Artemide in the room. I love how simple but impactful the light is, so nicely complementing the very spare design she has created. And best of all it looks like it would give off a wonderful warm and inviting light at dusk and into the evening.