Sometimes the answer is as simple as relying on the furniture you already own. In the next image, a sofa distinguishes a living room from a bar area in a chic family home.
Designed in 1968 by Roberto Menghi, these sleek and shiny globe lamps come in large and medium sizes and in different attractive metallic colors. This makes them suited as single and cluster arrangements. A shiny red globe over the coffee table for a trendy look or, huge silver globes hung at the same height for a sci-fi effect or a few smaller gold globes, falling at different heights toward your glamorous furniture arrangement the possibilities are numerous.
Sofas don’t have to be modular to be expansive. For example, a curved sofa adds spacious seating and geometric interest. Throw in a swivel armchair, and have some floor poufs and cushions on hand for those nights when large-group entertaining is a must.
Next, select furniture that is comfortable enough for an afternoon nap, but elegant enough for hosting company. Be sure there is plenty of seating and, if possible, arrange all furniture so those seated in the living room will have a clear view of each other and the entertainment center if one exists.
This is one of the most sci-fi and intricate lamps you can imagine, but no less can be expected of sacred monster Artemide. There is a debate about how much usable light this lamp actually gives, but it is a spectacle for the eyes and that is also the reason it is bought at its painfully high price.
One of my personal favorites, the pendant lamp Dandelion was designed by Richard Hutten, in 2004. Its technical details read as intricate design of laser-cut steel with white powder coat finish, but the result is endless, ethereal and feminine poetry. As weightless as the flower it received its name from, Dandelion pendant lamp filters the light through the pure and geometric ‘petal’ elements and provides direct and ambient illumination for a optimal effect. At first sight, it may be somewhat pretentious, but it can work wonders in the right color scheme. What its designers say about this lamp: “True to its name, Dandelion was initially inspired by the plant the creates the famous and poetic ‘dandelion snow’ of fuzzy, cotton-like seeds when a gush of wind blows on it.