Shine A Light: Lamps We Love

tsg-lighting-katie-koch-home-lampsIn addition to offering much-needed illumination, a lamp can make a major impact on the overall look of a space. Whether providing a sense of symmetry as part of a pair, as in the above space by New Orleans’s Katie Koch Home, or making a statement while standing alone, seriously stylish lighting can take a room to the next level.

Our love of brass is no secret, and when it comes to lighting, the material’s warmth, shine, and patina make it a perfect fit. The Globo Chandelier with white lacquered dome available from San Francisco’s Coup d’Etat, brass table lamp from New Orleans’s Eclectic Home (top, right), and the deco-styled lamp available as a pair from New Orleans’s Lum (above, right) are excellent examples of why: classic with a modern edge, they’ll brighten up and beautify any ceiling or surface.

Of course, if adding a bit of shine is appealing, glass is the way to go. Case in point: this chartreuse hand-blown beauty from New Orleans’s Fifi B. Laughlin, which is housed in Gallery 3954 on Magazine Street. We love the sleek shape and tailored shade of the one-of-a-kind piece, which is available in a variety of colors.

The gorgeous lamp shown in this modern space by Nashville’s Landy Gardner Interiors is stunning yet subtle thanks to the way it perfectly marries with its surroundings. Chrome, leather, glass, and clean lines all converge to form a sleek, stylish, and soothing setting, and the lightness of the lamp beautiful balances the cool chrome side table.

Left, a multifaceted glass lamp gorgeously reflects light—and plays off the custom drapery—in an image by Katie Koch Home. Right, the “Cannes” table lamp from Jackson, Mississippi’s SummerHouse would add the perfect amount of shine to a side table.

We’re fans of a more industrial feel when it comes to kitchen lighting, so the hammered metal pendants in the above space spotted on the Instagram feed of Atlanta’s Bungalow Classic had us swooning. (Also swoon-worthy: The wall done in Feather – Indigo from their BC+CMS textile line.)

How great are the shapes of these industrial lights available from Charleston’s South of Market? Black and delightfully basic, they’d look amazing over a kitchen island.

This photo of Polish army lights from the 1950s found on Durham-based Nomadic Trading Company’s Instagram feed stopped us in our tracks. The TSG Editorial team is always on the lookout for new office lighting, and these are at the top of our wish list.