One of our favorite ways to give your home a true decorator touch is with sconces. Designers employ them with gusto, and yet, people don’t often think of this useful and beautiful lighting source when working on their own homes.
But no matter: inspired by the work of Nate Berkus Associates, we’re sharing some great ideas on how to decorate with scones in your home.
Flanking A Door
In a Los Angeles bath, the firm took a pair of show-stopping windowed doors and gave them even more of a spotlight with a pair of glorious mirrored sconces. Notice how they bring an elevated, old-world touch to the otherwise clean-lined doors – like a pair of heirloom earrings against a breezy sundress.
If you’d seen this Atlanta dining room without the sconces, you probably wouldn’t notice anything missing. After all, the pendants already do the work lighting up the room. And yet – with the dramatic sconces on either side of the art, the wall appears more tended to, the painting pops, and the whole room takes on an extra glow. Is there a wall with artwork in your home that could take on a similar transformation?
Framing A Mirror
This is probably the most common use of sconces, and it’s clearly never going out of style. In this Phoenix living room, the classic combination really sings, thanks to the eye-level glow the light brings. Considering the mirror is reflecting even more light (be it from a window, like here, or from other light sources in the room), it makes for a truly shining experience in the all-important spot above the mantel.
Photography by: Roger Davies (top), Fred Gerlich (left), Patrick Cline (right).