Well That’s Rad – Conical Lighting

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Happy Monday, friends!

Today I’m starting a new series/category for the blog appropriately (if not carelessly) called “Well That’s Rad” – a place for me to highlight my favorite trends and ideas that I’m seeing in design.

This first feature is one that’s been around for a little while, but I was a bit late on adoring – conical lighting. Blame it on my first-grader’s entry into geometry, but I felt like all the sudden I was seeing cones everywhere, and I am HERE FOR IT. As a lover of minimalist design, it’s no wonder this shape appeals to me. One vertex, one face – cones take up very little visual space, yet still are incredibly interesting to look at.

At first it seemed like this trend would only work in very specific scenarios, mainly mid-century modern spaces with a need for directional lighting.

But as the trend gained traction and product designers caught on, they’ve become available in more traditional constructions. Now they are simply a way to elevate and modernize any space, no matter the style.

From wall sconces to pendants, chandeliers to table lamps, see below for a few of my favorite conical lighting pieces available today…

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  1. Shop Horne – I love when unexpected materials (like leather) are used in light fixtures.
  2. Etsy – Plug-in wall sconces are a great alternative to a table lamp if you’re wanting to free up nightstand surface space.
  3. Lumens – The rattan all the way down to the base makes me so happy.
  4. Burke Decor – The whole Cleo line from Kelly Wearstler is really just perfection.
  5. Serena & Lily – Bring this trend into the bathroom with these sconces.
  6. CB2 – Put a cozy chair or chaise under there, give me a book, call it a day.
  7. McGee & Co. – Such a pretty, traditional take on this shape.
  8. Williams-Sonoma – Never met a rattan pendant I didn’t like. This one is on major sale.
  9. Wayfair – If you’re in the market for a show-stopping chandelier, this may be it.
  10. Home Depot – Um, hi hello Home Depot. Grab this next time you run in for garden mulch.
  11. CB2 – Stunning. No additional caption needed.
  12. Build.com – Take the trend outdoors (also, this looks so expensive but is less than $75!)

What do you think? Are you into this look? If you are but just aren’t in the market for a whole new fixture, don’t forget you can always swap out lamp shades for a conical one like this or this!



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