The lighting in your home should be like your favorite Instagram filter: Warm, flattering, and prepared to make you feel more confident than ever! Unsure of how to make that happen? Nate’s got you covered. “The fact is, most people don’t have enough lighting in their home. Every space needs three to five light sources,” he told our friends at One Kings Lane. Which is a far, far cry from the standard lighting most apartments and homes come with.
Luckily, lamps, sconces, pendants, and every type of lighting you could ever dream of are readily available, and there are a million ways you can style them to suit your home and personality. In the photo to the left of an Atlanta family room designed by Nate’s firm, you’ll notice three different light sources: two table lamps flanking the sofa, plus a third lamp on a console behind. Looking for more ideas? Check out some antique lighting inspiration from Nate’s 1stdibs store (and a Target lamp available now!) plus more lighting schemes to try at home.
Plus, three more genius examples of the 3+ light source rule in rooms designed by Nate…
In a Phoenix kitchen: a trio of pendant lights above the island.
In a Manhattan bath: a chandelier over the tub + scones on either side.
In a Hollywood bedroom: a hanging pendant + table lamps on either side of the bed.
Photography by Fred Gerlich (top) and left to right: Patrick Cline, Miki Duisterhof, and Douglas Friedman.