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Sputnik Inspired Lighting

A reader recently requested a guide to lighting — specifically, a guide to mixing lighting throughout a home so that it all works together. I started to put together one of my “Let’s” posts, but there were so many styles that I wanted to get to and I couldn’t fit them all in without it getting crazy! So I’ve decided to split the post into a miniseries of lighting roundups, and I’ll show how to mix and match them at the end.

First up are the Sputnik inspired chandeliers. The fifth one here isn’t a perfect fit with the others, but it’s so amazing that I had to include it anyway (and I think it’s at home with the rest).

  1. Modern Amber Bubble Chandelier, $565

  2. Small Sputnik Chandelier, $259

  3. Satellite Chandelier, $1325

  4. Sputnik Chandelier, $359

  5. Modo Chandelier (3-Sided), $3800

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  • Sandra
    March 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    One of the first things that I did when I moved into the cottage was to change out all of the major pendants. It was a little too bland/potterybarn-ish before. And the pride of place in the kitchen is the sputnik! It’s a great, great look for any room…

  • PAppel
    March 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Love the Modo Chandelier, but, alas, at $3800, my budget cannot afford it. So sad.

  • Danielle
    March 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Now this is what I call dramtic lighting! #5, I saw them make a copycat of on HGTV.

  • Kelly
    March 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    We bought a version of #2 for our living room, when we first moved into our home. Nearly 8 years down the road my taste has changed a bit…I’d now prefer #3, thank you. But with the price difference, guess I’ll be hanging on to my little sputnik for a while longer!

  • Aleigh
    March 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    THANK YOU! So much.

  • Elisa @ What the Vita
    March 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Great selections! I’ve had my eye on this one: http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Sputnic-Chrome-Chandelier-Atom-Light-Fixture/4274409/product.html for a while but its out of stock right now… good price though!

  • shuzluva
    March 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    How much light does a Sputnik provide? I’d love one for over my game table, but am concerned that it won’t provide enough illumination.

  • casacaudill
    March 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    This isn’t normally my style but I love, love, love, love (x infinity) the first one.

  • Alexandra
    March 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Omgosh these are just beaaaautiful. I would love to see how they look styled in a room!!!

    Love your blog btw… very happy to have found it! :)


  • Brittany Lauren
    March 6, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Those are some fantastic finds! The Satellite Chandelier would look amazing in my dinning room with the dark cherry wood furniture. Thanks for sharing!

  • London
    March 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I really need some new lights to spruce up my house… It really just makes the difference.

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  • Roni
    March 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    We put this one in our dining room 2.5 years ago and still love it. I have it on a dimmer.


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