11 Light Fixtures We’re Loving Right Now

From pendants to Murano glass chandeliers, here are 11 light fixtures we’re head over heels for.

Lighting can make or break great interior design. From pendants to Murano glass chandeliers, here are 11 light fixtures we’re absolutely loving right now.

33 Smithcliffs Road, Laguna Beach, CA listed by Timothy Smith with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

33 Smithcliffs Road, Laguna Beach, CA listed by Timothy Smith with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Hanging Glass Globe Chandelier
In an otherwise formal dining room, this airy modern glass globe chandelier gives the room an updated look. We also love how it doesn’t distract from the killer view out the large picture window. Can’t you just imagine dining on a seafood dinner in dim lighting as the sun sets just beyond?

1904 Bayshore Drive, Flower Mound, TX listed by James Striegel with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

1904 Bayshore Drive, Flower Mound, TX  listed by James Striegel with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Murano Glass Chandelier
When your kitchen is as elegant as this, it deserves a Murano glass chandelier. We love the juxtaposition of the rustic wood beams with the clear glass. The lighting isn’t the only Venetian-inspired element of this home, the spectacular wine cellar, manicured gardens and painted ceilings have a hint of old world Italian to them as well.

1630 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA listed by Arrik Weathers with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

1630 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA listed by Arrik Weathers with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Brass Orb Chandeliers
When one just isn’t enough, add another. If you have a long dining table, consider installing two light fixtures–one at each end–to bring even light to both sides of the space. We like these fixtures because they are both elegant in shape and material, but understated with the translucent effect of the orbs so you can allow the rest of the design elements in the room (like those gorgeous blue statement chairs) to shine.

61 East Elm Street, Chicago, IL listed by Tatiana Miller with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

61 East Elm Street, Chicago, IL listed by Tatiana Miller with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Shaded Pendant Lamp
In a room that is all about good lighting–the closet–this shaded pendant lamp warms up the space while still giving off good illumination. Now if only our closet had this much storage!

620 Woodside Avenue, Hinsdale, IL listed by Dawn McKenna with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

620 Woodside Avenue, Hinsdale, IL listed by Dawn McKenna with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Candle Light
This light fixture gives eating by candlelight a whole new meaning. With a mix of rustic and refined, this rectangular wrought iron fixture is perfectly proportionate to the room and table, while still making a bold statement.

10000 Brewery Gulch Rd, Mendocino, CA listed by Drew Reid with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

10000 Brewery Gulch Rd, Mendocino, CA listed by Drew Reid with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Grouped Drop Pendants
By grouping several of the same drop pendants from the same space above a dining table, it gives the illusion of a unified fixture and dramatic art piece. The mixture of wooden farm table with metallic modern fixtures is a win.

2661 Victoria Drive, Laguna Beach, CA listed by Timothy Smith with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2661 Victoria Drive, Laguna Beach, CA listed by Timothy Smith with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Mismatched Masterpiece
The alternating heights and shapes of this over counter light fixture gives this modern space even more allure. The key here is the mix of symmetrical elements with just enough asymmetry to keep the eye’s interest.

7764 Fisher Island Dr, Miami Beach, FL listed by Jill Eber with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

7764 Fisher Island Dr, Miami Beach, FL listed by Jill Eber with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Recessed Lighting
This custom lighting throughout this penthouse property creates a vibrant ambiance with recessed lighting around the perimeter of the room.

31636 Sea Level Dr, Malibu, CA listed by Chris Cortazzo with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

31636 Sea Level Dr, Malibu, CA listed by Chris Cortazzo with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Ceiling Art
Light fixture or ceiling art? We’re not sure either. The silver bubble-like forms on the ceiling are actually lit from behind to create an unforgettable dining experience. No suprise here, this newly remodeled three-story contemporary beachfront home was envisioned by world-renowned architect Richard Landry.

1630 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA listed by Arrik Weathers with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

1630 Amalfi Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA listed by Arrik Weathers with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Silver Over-Counter Pendants
Personally, I believe there is nothing sleeker than an all-white kitchen with metallic (silver or copper) over-counter pendant lights.  It transports me to a high-end restaurant or French brasserie.  Replicating the look in your kitchen is easy, but be sure to space the lights appropriately for the best effect.

2315 88th Ave NE, Clyde Hill, WA listed by The Lisa Whittaker Team with Coldwell Banker Bain

2315 88th Ave NE, Clyde Hill, WA listed by The Lisa Whittaker Team with Coldwell Banker Bain

Rustic Wood & Metal 
We love how the fixture above this chic dining space gives the whole room a rustic feel while still maintaining it’s elegance.

For more information on what lighting to choose for your home, check out the Ultimate Lighting Guide.

Victoria Keichinger is the Brand Engagement Manager with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She grew up in New Jersey, before attending the University of Miami and still remains a proud 'Cane. Going back to her roots, she currently lives in Hoboken, NJ where she enjoys runs along the Hudson and eating at great restaurants. A true francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.

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2 Comments

  1. Harrington
    August 5, 2016

    I am considering installing recessed lighting into my living room (and possibly bedroom) only because lamps are not sufficient.

    Reply
    • Davey
      September 14, 2017

      Thanks for letting everyone know, Harrington. Lamps are nothing but trouble.

      Reply

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