Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Perfect Pair: Swank lamps and Hanging Fixtures!

Normally for our Perfect Pair posts we partner a fabulous pair of Swank Lighting lamps with a gorgeous piece of furniture (usually Mid-Century Modern). We do this to show you (and show off) just how great our lamps look with any style.

It's not just furniture that our lamps go with, though. Many people decorating their homes struggle with the concept of how to "match" or choose different light fixtures in a space. Should your pendant hanging lights match your sconces match your table lamps? While there's no right or wrong answer, we like to say go with your gut, and choose lights that complement each other based on color, shape, texture or style. 

We took some light fixtures from Danish design influence Poul Henningsen and paired them with great Swank Lighting lamps. You'll see that even though they all possess different styles, any of these pairs would look smashing together in one room. Don't you agree?!


1) With the complicated look of this fixture, we chose a smoothness of Vintage Murano Lamps by Seguso in Lavender Orchid Frost because it would be calming but also have a burst of fun color!


2) Another complicated fixture, but this time with a warm, copper finish, we went with a bold Swank lamp, Vintage Swedish Blown Glass Lamp by Marbro, with equally beautiful copper details!


3) This fixture is more simple and a creamy white, so we went a little bolder and with more texture by choosing Vintage Green Stacked Murano Lamps by Barovier & Toso.


4) This simple fixture needed something with geometry and sass, and this pair of Classic Edwin Cole for Stiffel Wood and Brass Table Lamps is the perfect match.

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