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Editor’s Picks: 10 Outdoor Floor and Table Lamps

There’s nothing better than lounging around your backyard on a warm summer day. Enjoying the sun on your face as you recline on your favorite outdoor lounge chair or hammock is simply sublime. Once it starts getting dark, though, many people feel compelled to move indoors. However, you don’t have to go inside just because the sun goes down.

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Design Trends: Sculptural Lighting

Say goodbye to the traditional light design restrained by supporting the classic light bulb.  Today’s modern lighting takes on sculptural shapes and gravity-defying designs to create a new type of light source – one that is functional and a work of art both at the same time. This growing trend has reached across all types of lighting. 

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10 No-Fail Pendant Lights

Today’s modern pendant lights function not only as ceiling lights, but also as important pieces of home décor. They incorporate a mix of materials and textures to create looks that can range from minimal and industrial to ornate and sophisticated. All the while, they bring the form-meets-function factor, producing direct and versatile lighting using all kinds of possible shapes.

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3 Easy Lighting Upgrades to Make Right Now

Every spring I get an itch for change, major change. Being cooped up inside during the winter will leave any sane person with cabin fever, and I am no exception. It’s that time of year again, and I have been looking for ways to make major changes to my home without breaking the bank or putting in a ton of manpower.

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Try This: Designing with Multiple Pendant Lights

If you are looking to make a statement in your space, you’ll find strength in numbers. A clever, on-trend solution we love is finding a pendant light you love—and pairing it with several more. A lighting design with multiple pendant lights is great because you get to put your creative cap on and make your own work of art that will have a strong effect on your room’s look.

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Suspenders® 36 Inch 3-Bar In-Line Linear LED Lighting System - Bar-Mounted Single Cylinder / Parachute Reflector from SONNEMAN

Suspenders Precise: Exclusive Behind the Design with Robert Sonneman

Robert Sonneman, “Lighting’s Modern Master”, has pioneered contemporary lighting design for over fifty years. Since their introduction in the 1960s and ‘70s, many of his designs have become classics of the modern era. Sonneman has gone on to release over 3,000 products you can find in high-end showrooms and galleries. Here, the creative visionary speaks to us about Suspenders Precise, which adds lighting functionality and performance to the Suspenders System introduced in January 2016.

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5 Things to Consider When Planning Functional Lighting in Your Home

It might seem simple to choose a decorative pendant that you love, or a table lamp that “goes with” the rest of your space. But functional, architectural fixtures can be a lot harder to choose on your own. Yet this is the lighting that professional designers regard as the “secret sauce” to make personal living space more functional, more comfortable, and certainly more beautiful.

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Rabbit Table Lamp By Front, from Moooi | YLighting Statement Lamps

Statement-Making Table and Floor Lamps from Moooi + Giveaway

When it comes to the balance of form and function, table and floor lamps might lean slightly toward the latter, reserved for lighting up a workspace, reading nook or accenting a room. But Dutch design house Moooi takes portable lighting to another level, with out-of-the-box designs that would make any dramatic chandelier jealous. Read on for a few of our favorites that take center stage in any room of the house (plus, a giveaway to win one of your own!).

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