As we race towards the finish line of The Austin Tudor, my mind has been swirling around the best modern lamps. Jake Arnold once told me to find inspiration in other people’s work, not in the entirety of the room, but the individual elements. While I research my favorite spaces making notes I can translate to our own home, I’ve identified a common theme: luxe, moody interiors always have modern lighting. Today, I’m rounding up 21 of the best modern lamps at any budget to make any space look more luxe.
I’ve often heard that lighting is the item you should invest in, but I’ve never been so sure because there are so many less expensive duplicates out there. This week in the office, we were discussing why lighting should be an investment piece and it became clear to me:
The key to sourcing great lighting at any price point is to opt for natural materials. Brass, marble, teak and walnut are all timeless materials in contemporary shapes.
Fantastic roundup! My favorite lamps (all vintage) I’ve had for many years and definitely stand the test of time. Excellent ways to explain to clients why lighting is so important–thank you!
Oh I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I think it’s SO true – your lamps will last you lifetimes!