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What does 'modern' mean to you? As is so often the case with words that see a lot of use, the exact criteria for 'modern' (especially 'modern lighting') can be nebulous. But when it comes to modern interiors, a few basic tenets do apply. Generally speaking, modern interiors can be characterized by clean lines, simple color palettes, and limited adornment. If you're looking to set the tone for a modern space, lighting goes a long way.
When it comes to modern lighting, the same rules apply: think bold shapes and silhouettes, simple materials, and a focus on strong presence over fine details. As seen in these images found on Pinterest, a contemporary pendant light fixture that falls into this category can have a big impact, even in a space that isn't inherently modern. So don't be afraid to mix modern lighting into a traditional space for a look that's all your own!
Get the modern lighting look:
Modern Black: 1. Black and Brass Modern Pendant 2. Modern Swing Arm Sconce 3. Midcentury Black Table Lamp
Modern Metal: 1. Brass Cone Pendant 2. Modern Brass Swing Lamp 3. Sculptural Gold Table Lamp
Modern White: 1. Modern White Flower Pendant 2. Jonathan Adler Modern Sconce 3. Modern Faceted Table Lamp
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Anne Sage is a design and lifestyle editor based in San Francisco. Her daily interiors and fashion blog The City Sage was named a must-read by Martha Stewart Living, and she was featured in the New York Times for her co-founding of the online shelter publication Rue Magazine. She also works as a stylist and art director for brands such as Target and Anthropologie.
In her spare time, Anne is most likely to be found color coding the books on her vintage Paul McCobb shelving unit.
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