Remember the pin-up light? Growing up, they were here and there in all our houses - most anywhere there was a need for gentle ambient or bright reading light. I always loved Aunt Helen's little clip-on shaded lamp on her headboard. Still practical, as they use no floor or table space, a pin-up light is now most commonly called a "corded sconce." If you can't hardwire, these are the perfect solution as they can be attached to any wall. And best, they come in a wide range of styles and prices. Let's take a look at current trends.
Living room wall statement with a shade that can be rotated.
Seems like hardwiring in a bathroom would be safer, but don't you love the look?
Maybe a little too basic?
Layla's guest room - grommets in bedside tables so guests can easily turn off and on - genius!
Stylish unlacquered brass.
Industrial looking sconce with metal cord cover.
IKEA's Foto pendant lamp in lacquered aluminum is $20 and now comes in black for 2017. Here's how the white shaded looks in my home office. If you're in the market for a pin-up lamp, the one in the top photo sells for $850. It's a beauty but you can find amazing pin-up lamps at IKEA, Walmart, Amazon and LampsPlus for under $50. Here's to shining a little light around your rooms.
Stay cool. Around the Bay Area, we are in our 4th day of 100+ degrees. In Jennifer's amazing San Jose backyard, even the candles in her terra-cotta candelabra are feeling the heat.
top photo credit: houseandhome.com