A rough-hewn wood table, in a room designed by Julia Buckingham, adds a relaxed vibe to an otherwise formal dining room, creating an inviting and warm space that encourages gatherings. The industrial steel drum light fixtures illuminate the table.
A large window above the farmhouse sink allows plenty of natural light to flow throughout this bright white traditional kitchen. Two large pendant drum lights hang over the island, clad in a pattern that mimics the mullion pattern of the glass-front cabinet doors.
An oversized black and white wallpaper pattern in this contemporary living room is mimicked on the drum light. The black and white color scheme is continued on the large area rug, but a bright red ottoman breaks up the pattern and provides a powerful dose of color.
Changing out light fixtures in small spaces can make an enormous difference in how they look, feel and function. The key to a swift, successful lighting swap is choosing fixtures which will fit with existing junction boxes. For situations in which junction boxes require relocation, it's best to hire an electrician; however, keep in mind this will create somewhat of a mess due to patching holes with drywall mud and creating dust from sanding. This three-bulb nickel and acrylic fixture features a linen drum shade which diffuses the light, allowing the wall color to read more clearly.
The walls of this coastal breakfast nook are painted a fresh white, Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee, highlighting the gray of the charming banquette bench. A natural oak stained table and dining chairs are paired with a white airy drum light for a modern touch. Designer Becki Owens ties the look together with the pink block print fabric of the window treatments and pink and neutral throw pillows.
Lighting is crucial to the design because the grounds are used just as much — if not more — at nighttime as during the day. LED lights illuminate a series of drums where buffets are laid out on the main terrace, while a series of light-display panels in the wall behind them contain video screens that can mimic fish swimming in the ocean, or other scenes to enliven the background for big gatherings. Steps and pathways glow in the dark, along with intimate living and dining areas. In this respect, designing these spaces with furnishings and light placement required an approach similar to a home’s interior.
This delightful breakfast nook features built-in banquette seating accompanied by green and brown throw pillows. A drum pendant light and large window allow plenty of light to filter through the dark space.
The clean lines of this modern bathroom include an an earth-toned mosaic tile backsplash above the dark brown double vanity. An artistic modern drum pendant light provides illumination and serves as a focal point.
Sleek low-profile chairs and a soft gray couch make for an unfussy, calming living room. Dark wood crown molding adds drama. Drum shade pendant lights provide ample lighting in this open concept living area.
This foyer gets a striking look from a few standout furnishings and architectural details, including a black bench and natural wood door. A drum pendant light draws the eye upward to the unique wood-paneled ceiling.
This modern two story great room features floor to ceiling windows with mustard yellow drapes, a floor to ceiling floral accent wall, a pair of teal wingback chairs, a gold drum pendant light, and engineered wood floors.
A casual dining area provides the perfect place for morning coffee or a quick bite in this contemporary kitchen. Stylish gray leather chairs surround the small glass dining table, and two drum pendant lights illuminate the space.
This bedroom gets a sophisticated look from midcentury modern furnishings. The focal point of the room is a large circular drum ceiling light with dangling prisms that shines light on the bed with a nail head upholstered headboard.
This master bathroom offers everything you need to pamper yourself in luxury and style. Sleek drum pendant lights and sconces shed light on the bathroom's soothing blue walls, rich tile floor, dark wood vanity and spacious walk-in shower.