'L' for Lighting

Round and Airy Lighting Fixtures

Continuing on with the lighting series, we have some lovely round and airy choices.

I played it cool when we bought our house, asking if the light in the dining room was staying. I recognized it as a Nelson Saucer (#4 above), a light I had always had my eye on. And yes it stayed. A couple of years later, when the original owners came back to see the house, they notice I had moved the light into the living room and remarked that had they known I liked it so much, they would have left the other one they had too, instead of tossing it out (!).

  1. Random Light, $605-$2418

  2. Väte Pendant, $9

  3. Tulip Pendant, $79

  4. Nelson Saucer Pendant Lamp, $195-$435

  5. PS Maskros, $49-$89

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  • Eleni
    March 13, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Wow, that’s a really great moodboard! I could have all of the above at home- the tulip one is definitely my fave one!

  • modern jane
    March 13, 2012 at 5:18 am

    That is the first time I’ve seen the tulip light! It’s adorable and affordable! Ah.. love an unplanned rhyme:)

  • Sandra
    March 13, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Gah to the thrown out Nelson pendant! Can you imagine all of the mid-century modern furniture that ended up at landfills and garage sales when it fell out of fashion?

    One of my fantasies is to find a little old lady estate sale FULL of such treasures…

  • Greer
    March 13, 2012 at 7:04 am

    I love the fixtures you’ve got in there, they all look so delicate. There’s a whole bunch more at http://www.curatedonline.co.uk/collections/design-instinct too.

  • Erin
    March 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

    They did whaaaaaaaaat? D: D:

    These are all so lovely!

  • Ashley
    March 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

    The first one reminds me of those Easter baskets I used to make with my mom where you wrap string around a balloon! I love the feeling or airiness, but I LOVE the tulip pendant!! Simple and feminine!

  • amy
    March 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

    oooh, number 3 is so pretty! and how cool that you inherited such a stylish fixture from the previous owners. it’s a bit heartbreaking that they threw one out! maybe someone went dumpster diving and found a treasure. :)

  • annelies
    March 13, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I just wanted to mention that the labels on the image (numbers 3 and 4) don’t match the legend.

    I love that saucer fixture.

  • Megan
    March 13, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I love that you’ve been posting lighting fixtures for every pricepoint and shape!!! Thanks for the great resources Nicole!!!

  • Jules
    March 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

    My heart lurched when you said they tossed the other one out. Nooooooooo!

  • Amanda
    March 13, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I LOVE that first one – so gorgeous!

  • dawn
    March 13, 2012 at 10:43 am

    #1 + #5 are my favorites. although i think it’s pretty swell that you were able to keep the saucer pendant!

  • Stef
    March 13, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    #4 is in our lunchroom at work (along with Bertoia chairs) and I’m preeeeeetty sure no one else knows what it is.

  • Caitlin @ Desert Domicile
    March 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I DIY’d #1 and #5 is hanging in my living room! Love that they left the Nelson pendant for you :)

  • Lily from Birch + Bird
    March 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    A Nelson fixture as a hand-me-down? So great! I really love that tulip pendant from PB too…would look adorable in my daughters’ shared room.

  • Chandra
    March 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    here’s how to make #1:

  • Nicole
    March 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I love #1 and #5!