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Chic Lighting for Home.

*Image above via Kendall Rabun Interiors, featuring this classic swing arm sconce. Sources for all else tagged in her picture.

I am always startled by how many of you are shopping for lighting and rugs for your homes when I solicit your shopping inquiries, but it makes sense — I was totally overwhelmed hunting for a desk lamp two years ago. It took me weeks to settle on one! Since then, I’ve been saving good lighting as I find it so that I have a cache of good picks whenever I’m next in the market, which will be…soon! We have not yet bought a house but we will have been down to D.C. for two day trips in a week to consider a range of houses that are well in the ballpark of what we are looking for. Below, some of my favorite lamps…

Table Lamps.

PAINTERLY BLUE AND WHITE

WHITE SEAGRASS

TALL AND STATELY LINEN

CHINOISERIE

DOUBLE GOURD LAMPS

ORNATE AND ELEGANT (FOR A FORMAL LIVING ROOM)

ALL WHITE EVERYTHING

TEXTURED TERRACOTTA

UNASSUMINGLY CHIC ROUND STYLE (LOOK FOR LESS WITH THIS)

LONGTIME MAGPIE FAVORITE LAMP — ALWAYS POPULAR! GREAT FOR A BOY’S ROOM (LOOK FOR LESS WITH THIS)

TALL + ELEGANT

WARM WOOD (UNDER $200 BUT LOOKS MUCH PRICIER)

LOUD FLORAL BUFFET LAMPS

Pendants.

POLISHED NICKEL

WICKER

STATELY AND HANDSOME (SIMILAR VIBE FOR LESS WITH THIS)

ENORMOUS AND UNDER $200

LANTERN STYLE – LOVE THAT IT COMES IN COLORS

Flush/Semi-Flush Mounts.

GILDED IRON

HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THIS QUATREFOIL — OR THIS SIMILAR SHAPE IN A FABRIC VARIATION

WHIMSICAL, BOLD FLOWERS (CHECK OUT THEIR INSTAGRAM FOR BOLD INSPO — WOW! FOR THOSE UNAFRAID OF COLOR AND PATTERN)

LOVE THIS TEXTURED STYLE FOR JUST OVER $100

DRUM STYLE — MORE ARCHITECTURAL

CLASSIC, AND UNDER $100

Chandeliers.

ADORE THIS AERIN SCULPTURAL WHITE DREAM

LOVE THIS LUCITE AND GOLD WONDER

ARTFUL WHITE FLOWERS

ABSOLUTELY CLASSIC

LOOKS LIKE A FLOWER BLOSSOM

THESE ARE SWEET (AND VERY POPULAR) IN NURSERIES (LOOK FOR LESS)

NOW THIS IS FUN

Sconces.

ANTIQUED BRASS

THESE MODERN ONES PLUG INTO THE WALL (NO WIRING REQUIRED) — GREAT OVER BEDSIDE TABLES — AS DO THESE

HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THESE BOWS FROM KATE SPADE

PLAYFUL WHITE FLOWER

WE INSTALLED THESE MID-CENTURY SCONCES IN OUR CURRENT LIVING ROOM IN MANHATTAN

CLASSIC SWING ARM STYLE

SCALLOPED BEAUTIES

$80 BOWS FOR A LITTLE GIRL’S NURSERY

FOR BOLD COLOR — IMAGINE AGAINST A FUN STATEMENT WALLPAPER

Floor Lamps.

RATTAN

THE FLUTED SHADE IS EVERYTHING

BRASS PHARMACY STYLE (GREAT OVER AN ARM CHAIR FOR READING)

THE LINEN AFFORDS INTERESTING TEXTURE

RATTAN 2

CLEVER STYLE THAT DOUBLES AS A SIDE TABLE — IMAGINE IN A BOY’S ROOM OR LIBRARY

BRASS + MARBLE

Miscellaneous.

PICTURE LIGHTS — WOULD ALSO LOOK GREAT AT THE TOP OF BUILT-INS

UNIQUE LAMPSHADES — CHECK OUT MATILDA GOAD OR CRUEL MOUNTAIN FOR EVERYTHING FROM SCALLOPED RAFFIA TO LES TOUCHES

P.S. More great home finds and even more here.

P.P.S. Styling a coffee table.

P.P.P.S. Writing, fishing, and the Roaring Fork.

8 Comments

  1. Love so many of these. My master bedroom needs a new light, but I don’t think I can bear to give up my overhead fan… I know they’re not so chic, but if you happen to stumble across any good options, would love to see! Sometimes good sleep outweighs decor and I will cling to my fan forever…

    1. Oh no I love a good ceiling fan. And I think you can find good-looking ones — I’ve seen ones with rattan blades that just MAKE a room. I was just in a house last week that had an overhead fan in the family room that was incredibly stylish — wish I’d thought to look at the brand. I’ll keep my eyes out!

      xx

  2. Thank you for this post – you have such great taste! We close on our first house in two weeks (!!!), and it has been overwhelming (and exciting!) trying to sort out exactly what projects to tackle first. Light fixtures are definitely on the list at some point, so I bookmarked some of these for once we are in our new space and I can better visualize/measure everything.

    Have you done a similar rug round up recently?

    1. Congrats, Megan! Hoping to follow in your footsteps soon. So glad these were good picks for you! I do have a roundup of great rugs here, though it is from a year ago so let me know if you are looking for something specific and happy to find some fresh finds:

      https://www.thefashionmagpie.com/my-favorite-rugs/

      I did recently come across this bleached jute rug that would be great for a more casual (large) area:

      https://bit.ly/3cuag09

      Can’t beat the pricepoint. It would go great with the Serena and Lily coastal vibe, striped upholstery, etc!

      xx

    2. I’ll chime in a recommendation from my own buying experience a few years ago. If you have plans to repaint anything, try to do it before you move in. It makes a big difference in both ease of the task and feeling like the home is fresh and new!

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