Category: Lamps and Light Fixtures

June 20, 2013

Modern Pendant Lights


After a long move from NJ to AZ, we are settling nicely in our new home. We’ve decided to rent for at least a year to get a feel for Scottsdale. Purchasing a new home is a BIG step, right? Plus, I LOVE looking at real estate and want to do this for a LONG time before buying. So far we are loving our rental home. It is small, but located on a 1 acre lot with all kinds of beautiful cacti, fruit trees, & brush/bushes.

I haven’t lived in a rental since my 20s, so I am not sure how much I should spend on updates/changes. The first thing I’d love to do is add some new light fixtures. There are 3 rooms that I am currently shopping for new light fixtures: the Eating Area/Kitchen, Master Bedroom, & Dining Room.

Here are a few Pendant Light Fixtures that I’m considering. I feel like I should be on a budget since this is a rental home, but I do LOVE some of those more expensive lights!

Which ones are your favorites?

under $100:

HEKTAR Pendant lamp
Progress Lighting 1-Light White Pendant
ONSJÖ LED chandelier, chrome plated
Hampton Bay 1-Light Brushed Nickel Warehouse Pendant
Brief Birds’ Nest Kitchen Pendant Light White
IKEA PS MASKROS Pendant lamp
Muuto E27 Pendant Light

between $100 & $300:

Factory Light No. 5 Rod
Norm 12 Pendant Lamp
Filament Design Vista 1 Light Brushed Steel Incandescent Pendant
cage pendant lamp
Design House Stockholm & Form Us With Love’s
Work Lamp

Design House Stockholm Form 1 Light Round Globe Pendant
Ivanhoe™ Sky Chief Warehouse Porcelain Pendant

over $300:

Factory Light No. 9
Patrick Townsend White Orbit Chandelier
Frame light – large
David Trubridge Coral 600 Pendant Lamp
Puncto 4203 Suspension Lamp beech natur/cable white
Superstar Suspension Lamp
tom dixon bronze copper shade pendant
Muuto & Thomas Bernstrand’s Studio Pendant Light
SLAMP Goccia Suspension Pendant
Small Spica

Here is my current Eating Area:


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October 4, 2012

Allen + Roth vs. Sausalito Transitional Flush Mount Light

I was browsing flush mount lights again last night. I am having a really hard time making a decision. Nothing very affordable is standing out but I did find this idea that I thought was interesting. In the inspiration picture you see the Troy Lighting Sausalito Transitional Flush Mount Ceiling Light ($272!)

Lowes has a version of this light called the allen + roth Brushed Nickel Flush Mount. It is a bit bigger, but has a very similar look and it is on sale for only $22.25!

Lamps Plus also sells a version of this light called the Sauzario 12 1/4″ Wide Ceiling Light. Their’s is $272.91.

P.S. the light will go in my entryway

UPDATE I decided to buy the light fixture. I ordered it from the Lowes website for in store pickup. Total= $23.81 with tax. It was too good of a deal to pass up! I’ll post more pics as soon as we hang it.

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August 21, 2012

Flush Mount Ceiling Lights

I’ve been wanting to replace our ugly entryway and hallway lights for years, & I am finally making an effort to do so. Because this is not our forever home (& we may be moving sooner vs. later), I am hesitant to spend over $150 on each light.

I really do not love flush mount ceiling lights in the entryway, but our ceiling is not high enough to pick out a cool pendant lamp or chandelier. My initial thought at the front door was to try the West Elm Contour Semi-Flush Fixture in White. It has a nice modern look for only $69. My only issue is that after taking some measurements, it might be too big for the space. We took a drive down to West Elm in Princeton over the weekend so that I could see it in person. Sooo frustrating –when we got there they said it was not carried in stores yet.  Next time, I’ll be sure to call first!

2 other options are the Northwestern 2.25″ surface mount fixture in polished nickel or Glomar
Odeon light in Brushed Nickel

What kind of ceiling fixtures are in your home? If you have a low ceiling entryway, did you stick with something simple or choose something with a bit of pizazz for the ceiling?

P.S. Find prices and links to all of these ceiling fixtures plus LOTS more on my Pinterest board, Flush Mount Light Fixtures

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July 12, 2012

Colorful Dining Room Chairs

The bright upholstery on these dining room chairs caught my attention! What do you think? Would you try something like this in your dining room? I love how she matched them perfectly to the art work.

& I love the chandelier in her kitchen. (I have the same Jupiter Chandelier in my dining room. (more…)

June 28, 2012

Turquoise Interior Design

I recently discovered Turquoise Interior Design by Vanessa De Vargas & was so inspired! I absolutely LOVE the way she accessorizes- especially her lamp and console table choices. Her projects are really fun to look through. If I had to pick a favorite it would be Sherman Oaks 4. Check it out!

A few of my faves for sale: CLICK HERE to shop!

May 2, 2012

Clear Glass Jug Table Lamp

I’ve had my eye on the Glass Jug Table Lamp from West Elm for awhile.  It has been hard for me to visualize it in a living room and so I’ve been looking for inspiration for weeks. I found this great living room in an apartment in SOHO via Air BNB.  The lamp looks beautiful, not too oversized which is what I’ve been afraid of.

BTW, you can rent this apartment for $195/night. A BARGAIN in NYC!

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March 29, 2012

Lamps for Living Room

I purchased these end tables for my living room and am trying to decide on a lamp style. I originally thought I wanted something that was glossy & white, but I’m having second thoughts! Which one do you like best? (they are all from West Elm!)

P.S. the table hardware will most likely be changed if that makes any difference.

December 5, 2011

Dining Room Drama

What kind of light fixture/chandelier do you have over your dining table? I love something dramatic, and this one is just that. It is perfectly oversized, yet still very light and “fluffy!” Such an amazing addition to this home, don’t you think? via

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June 15, 2011

Marjorie Skouras Chandeliers

I’ve been noticing these gorgeous statement chandeliers everywhere lately. They are by Marjorie Skouras and come in a variety of colors. I think i’d choose the black and green or white and yellow. Which one is your favorite?

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January 3, 2011

new chandelier

i finally decided on the jupiter chandelier and it has arrived. here were a few other light fixtures i was debating for awhile. i wanted to hang it this weekend, but i am STILL not done with the craigslist table. it got cold fast and i am still working on paint coat #3.

this is a big new year goal for me…an actual table and chandelier in my dining room :))

November 18, 2010

decor inspiration and light fixtures

i have been noticing light fixtures a lot lately. aren’t these beautiful rooms? they all have interesting fixtures. i love the table, chairs, and chandelier in the first photo. photos from

November 16, 2010

new dining room light

i’m looking for a new light to go in our dining room. here is the table (from craigslist)… i would like to add something a tad modern to hang over it. i am still undecided with the chairs. the table was $50 plus paint and i want to keep the project CHEAP! i would love a modern chair but i cannot find anything in my budget so i am thinking about finding chairs on Craigslist or Goodwill to mix with it.

the Jupiter Chandelier is 20% off at Z Gallerie and i think it is my favorite. i have a 10% off coupon at Pottery Barn and a 20% off coupon at West Elm. HMMMM….i need to sleep on this!

October 13, 2010

DIY Light

how cute and creative is this light! i would have never thought it was made by gluing coffee filters to a paper lantern. from

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September 24, 2010

awesome light fixture

the kitchen is pretty awesome too!! photographed by Danish photographer Ditte Isager

July 25, 2009

hanging japanese lamps


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June 24, 2009


from Graham and Green

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June 16, 2009

decor ideas from Tango & James

some of my favorite things from Tango & James. learn more at and

May 19, 2009


i love for unique chandeliers….and so many of them are really affordable! some of my favs:

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May 3, 2009

some lighting ideas…

these lighting options from Sparkle Devine are so pretty. they feel both modern and vintage at the same time and add some “bling” to the room!

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