This custom pendant light was designed by Andrea Michaelson using chain mesh from ceiling to floor surrounding an exposed light bulb. The functional, unique and industrial modern light fixture fits the design studio powder room where it resides.
A floating bench built into the wall creates unique seating along the wood dining table. Wall art adds color and decoration while keeping with a polished, minimalist look. A contemporary light fixture features a metal form with small circular bulbs joining with the natural light from the french doors to brighten the space.
Hardwood floor gives a polished finish to this long hallway. Uncovered light fixtures are centered between thin wood frames creating a unique coffered ceiling look. Green and blue hues from a floor rug in a connected room add a touch of color to the space.
The natural wood finish of this dining table fits beautifully with the hardwood floor below. The table legs feature decoratively sanded shaping. A trio of bulbs encased in glass with a black rim hangs above. Black chairs line the long side of the table, and plaid upholstered chairs add extra flair at each end.
A multi-pronged light fixture gives a bright glow in this contemporary dining room. A floating wood bench and white chairs provide seating around the long wood dining table. Wall art and a watercolor throw pillow add color to the space.
This little slice of a master bathroom shows multiple striking design elements. In the background, a white upholstered door adds a funky elegance. A simple Edison bulb hanging light fixture hangs over the custom wood cabinets of the vanity, and the white background lets these features shine through.
Multiple shades of brown, from light to dark, in multiple different materials bring dimension and texture to this kitchen. Overhead, the round light fixture shows off the sculptural lines of its light bulbs.
Powder rooms are an excellent space in which to go bold with design. The bathroom in this coastal New Hampshire home features bold, watery blue subway tile, which echoes other blue design elements used throughout the entire home. Exposed bulbs strung from a metal pole above the sink and toilet offer a playful look in the space.
Expansive windows on the facade of this renovated transitional estate allow the light fixtures to be viewed as you approach the house. Interesting curved lines and gables characterize the home's exterior.
“We have really great hip designer lighting around the house. All of the decorative fixtures throughout the house use LED bulbs, including the candelabra bulbs above the dining table and all the lamps so we have a complete LED story here,” says house planner Jack Thomasson.
Throughout the home, recessed can lights illuminate the space. According to HGTV Smart Home 2015 house planner Jack Thomasson, “We have really great hip designer lighting around the house. We have somewhere between 42 and 45 can lights in the house. All of the decorative fixtures throughout the house use LED bulbs, including the candelabra bulbs above the dining table and all the lamps; so we have a complete LED story here.”
The stairway pendant in the design studio was designed by Andrea Michaelson and was made using reclaimed factory coils with a vintage-style exposed bulb. The contemporary aesthetic with touches of industrial style was used throughout the entire space on everything from fixtures to furnishings.
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.
This gorgeous white kitchen offers a crisp, clean feel with matching cabinetry, countertops and backsplash. To add to the room's contemporary look, an airy light fixture with a visible Edison bulb makes a stylish statement.
This urban, industrial powder room features scarlet red walls to generate instant excitement and contrast with the surrounding fired metal panels. Novel, bare bulb fixtures dangle humbly from red cable, illuminating the surroundings with eclectic allure.
How does the space look when it’s dark outside? Brad Groff of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania’s River Valley Landscapes says to include just enough light to safely get from point A to point B, then highlight certain features — such as small trees — with vertical lighting. Fixtures that conceal the bulb are best.