Classic Globe Lighting

Forget thinking that classic globe lighting is only for fans of the 1970s. True, it was a huge trend, but that trend has become a mainstay for current contemporary interior design.

Modern lighting is obviously varied, but the globe light, in its many forms, instantly adds architecture and interest to most rooms not to mention exteriors. I will readily admit that I had a giant chrome globe-style floor lamp in my bedroom circa 1977 and wished I had saved it...the brown shag carpet, however, not so much. 

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Modern Light Fixtures

The classic glass globe is where it all started. While you may still see them on cheesy walkways in front of dated 1970s buildings, they are actually very chic, especially on renovated mid-century homes, and as decorative pendant lights in kitchens and in dining rooms. I think they can also look superb dangling in closets and in a foyer.

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Contemporary Globe Lights

Textural globe lighting is a unique twist on this classic style. Also born out of a daring mid-century aesthetic, it was perfected abroad. Now, your globe style lighting can have a softer, more interesting glow albeit still modern.  

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Photos: The Designer Pad.