I love lighting.

It seems like a silly thing to say, but I feel like it makes all the difference in a room.

That being said, the current lighting situation in my apartment is the pits. We have a lovely old chandelier (I’m thinking it was part of the original building from the 30’s), but other than that, it’s pretty mundane.

Most of the lighting I look at for the magazine is depressingly out of my price range, but it’s still beautiful (and a girl can dream, can’t she?), so I did a mix of some of my faves with some cute and (relatively) affordable lighting that I love.

Here goes…

I love this industrial lighting. Lots of metal, hardware, and exposed bulbs. It's a little rough around the edges in some ways, which I like, but is classic enough to work well with a lot of different looks.

(Lighting found at Velocity Art and Design, Barn Light Electric, Anthropologie, and Circa Lighting)

This is kind of unrealistic for my apartment, but I thought it was such a darling idea. It makes me tempted to replace our one chandelier...

(Chandelier from Anthropologie)

I love when table lamps have a little twist. These are kind of girly too, which is always fun. Plus, how adorable is the teacup lamp?

(Table lamps from Circa Lighting and Anthropologie)

Of course I had to include two things I could never afford, but am still obsessed with. Both of these have been in California Homes at one point, and I still daydream about them.

(Floor Lamp can be found on Roll and Hill, Alison Berger Pendant can be found at Plug Lighting)

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