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Ideas + Solutions: Traditional Modern

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How to Mix Modern Lighting with Traditional Décor

One of the best ways to refresh a space is to introduce variations in style. If you’re partial to traditional décor and want to add a touch of modern without entirely changing the look of your interior, read on for some helpful strategies.

Opt for fixtures in familiar shapes that are constructed with contemporary, innovative materials. The Paper Chandelier L, for instance, is an ode to classic style made out of paper, cardboard, and papier-mâché. Similarly, the Soscik Suspension Light exudes old-school elegance but the metal chain design draped over a nickel-plated frame gives it an edge.

Distinctive shades can also add subtle interest. The Kaipo Table Lamp is a traditional urn topped with an air-filtered-inspired shade for a modern twist, while the refined Bourgie Table Lamp boasts a Baroque-style base paired with a striated polycarbonate shade.

Another approach is to seek out streamlined silhouettes that won’t compete with your home’s existing ornamentation. The delicate line of the Drink Floor Lamp, for example, has quiet presence as does the Fontana Table Lamp. A timeless, swing arm lamp with simple tube arms and minimalist back plates is also a good option. Consider Zaneen’s version in polished chrome, Vibia’s 0511, or the slender profile of the Carlota Doble Articulado with hand-wrapped leather detailing.


  1. Soscik Suspension
  2. Fontana Table Lamp
  3. Kaipo Table Lamp
  4. Paper Chandelier L
  5. Bourgie Table Lamp
  6. Swing Wall Lamp
  7. Drink Floor Lamp

Soscik Suspension LightFontana Table Lamp
Kaipo Table Lamp
Paper Chandelier L
Bourgie Table Lamp
Drink Floor Lamp
Swing Wall Lamp - 0511

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