Lighting over coffee tables

September 10th, 2009

Here at Kitka we are big fans of lighting.  We’re always looking for ways to make the best out of our reading areas, that’s why we’ve been compiling images of pendant lamps over coffee tables. It’s something we would have loved to try in our home, but it just wouldn’t have worked with our ceiling height, and the pot lights and floor lamps were a sufficient source of lighting. However in the new apartment we’ll have a touch lower ceilings and no pot lights to be found anywhere, so it’s an option I’d like to explore. Here are some images of lighting over coffee tables really working.

flower pot light

via Apartment Therapy via September issue of Dwell

I kind of prefer the look of a smaller pendant light over a coffee table like this subtle orange flowerpot light.

lighting over coffee table

via Design*Sponge

A product shot of the new toldbod 120 pendant lamps from Louis Poulsen, and can I add I really love the white painted log cabin that they did the shoot in!

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via Nestled In

What an amazing wooden shade! I’ve never really seen anything like this, it looks great over their coffee table.

PH snowball

I’ve always loved this image from DWR’s product page about the PH Snowball pendant light. I can easily imagine myself on that womb chair reading a book by the light of that gorgeous light.

trick my brick

via The Brick House

The Brick House’s yellow pendant light over a beautiful teak coffee table, looking fab with her new leather sling butterfly chairs.

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These images come from the home of Architect and Industrial designer Knud Holscher. I love the PH lights over the coffee table and side table,  I think this is as close as it gets to what I envision for the lighting in the new living room! Then again I don’t know where we’ll find another pair of PH lights for a fair price like the ones we found in Copenhagen… I guess we’ll just have to take another trip!

via Living Retro by Andrew Weaving, with photography by Andrew Wood

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