functional beauty? wall jewelry? illuminating focal point? how best do i describe my love for a thoughtfully selected and perfectly placed wall sconce? yes, they act as a light source. yes, they can fulfill a practical need. but boy oh boy can they add drama, intrigue and a touch beauty. perfect example: the ariel sconces by holly hunt featured in the sumptuous living room shown above.

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this bathroom has so many swoon-worthy elements but the horizontally installed black and brass sconces really pull all of the incredible design elements together.

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this simple yet chic un-lacquered brass fixture pops against this beautiful carrara marble clad kitchen.

 

narrowing down my love of all things sconce related is a bit like asking a mother which is her favorite child but if you asked me today, right now – right now, here’s what i’d have to say on the subject……

smokey drama ~this gorgeous hand-blown glass muse sconce by zia priven is offered in a few different glass shade options as well as several metal finishes. clean, simple and stunning!

lavender lust ~ the continuum collection designed by the uber talented andreea rusu truly showcases what can only be described as art come to (light) life. the custom bent tubes can be arranged in a number of configurations “to produce a multitude of styles and sizes” and, coupled with the amazing array of custom glass colors, the sky is the limit on what can be created!

dramatic drop ~ well, that phrase pretty much sums up the torpedo sconce from skram! the shape (love), finish (many stunning options) and drama (so much drama!) of this fixture is perfect to add just the right amount of intrigue to any room.

petite and powerful ~ shiny object, shiny object, shiny object! what’s not to love? polished brass, up and down light source, small in scale….the holtkoetter polished brass modern up-down wall sconce packs a powerful punch in a petite package.

geometric beauty ~ i love everything gabriel scott makes and their welles sconces top my list. the graphic shape of the shades coupled with the exposed rivets makes my designer heart swoon!

how about you? what’s your favorite scone that you are obsessing over? do share!

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