Not all of us have time to totally redecorate our homes, no matter how long spring break or summer vacation stretches out; there’s always something more to be done with the kids’ schedules, at the office or just in life in general.
If a home makeover is in order, or you simply need to change something but aren’t sure where to start, the answer — like the proverbial light bulb — is right there over your head.
Gone are the days of those horribly unflattering dome lights that hung in every dining room of the 1950s through the 80s — probably the one element of home decor that didn’t make it into the 2000s as part of the reignited mid-century modern design craze. Now, those shadow-casting harbingers of drab have given way to beautiful pendant lights, exquisitely updated chandeliers and inventive handing lamps of all shapes and sizes.
The Ether 90 S chandelier from FDV Collection, above, kicks things off with a visually arresting cascade of glass bubbles sort of resembling a gorgeous undulating jellyfish. Roxyrussell, however, gets much more literal with its Medusae collection:
Coming back up to sea level but maintaining a seashell aesthetic, GuillaumeÂ Delvigne presents his “DPI” lamp:
Jerry Kott takes an eco-friendly approach to these color-blocked pendant lights made from recycled wine bottles… we’ll bet he had a grand time making these, if we do say so ourselves:
Also keeping things warm and gorgeous, although perhaps a tiny bit less fuzzy, Jeremy Pyle’s modern “Aurora” pendant casts an amber light on everything and everyone in its path — incidentally, it’s one of the most universally flattering frequencies of light in existence. We’ll take two!