Lamps to Light Up Your Life

CA-Modern's new Winter '22 issue shines a light on floor lamps with a modern touch
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Floor lamps are great for cozying up a corner of the room, standing tall and bouncing light off the ceiling, arching over a sofa, or adding a subtle, sculptural glow. Ten unique standing-lamps models, including the 'Curvilinear' above from West Elm, are featured in the new story, 'Illuminating Icons,' in the winter '22 issue of CA-Modern. Photo: Sabrina Huang

One of the joys of home decorating is bringing home a beautiful floor lamp that's just the one you've been looking for.

Such a lamp can provide the perfect new accent for a living room, or an office—by cozying up a corner, standing tall and bouncing light off the ceiling, arching over a sofa, or adding a subtle, sculptural glow.

There's no better place to begin your search for the perfect lamp than with the ten mid-century floor-lamp stylings featured in the new Winter '22 issue of CA-Modern magazine. Our story, 'Illuminating Icons,' profiles some of the most unique designs available on the market today.

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'FLOS IC F2' from lumens.com
 

But what do floor lamps bring to our lives? "They're essential in order to properly balance a room's mix of lighting," explains Della Hardy of Practical Props, a specialty lighting retailer in Los Angeles that sells quality reproduction mid-century lighting. "They're also one of the easiest ways to quickly switch up a room's decor without making too much of a commitment or financial investment."

Often overlooked, floor lamps can be a stylish option that provides just the right level of lighting for your home. Our selections featured in 'Illuminating Icons' are a mix of iconic vintage and contemporary styles that are smart, stylish, and functional.

"By far the most trending metal finish for floor lamps is brass, often mix-and-matched with matte-black hardware or black-and-gold shades," says Hardy. Another consistent favorite among both homeowners and professional designers are brass-and-wood lamps.

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'Contour' from ylighting.com
 

A particularly handsome offering featured in our story that neatly fits the bill is the 'Triple-Header,' a three-arm cone standing lamp with perforated shades in midnight matte black and antiqued brass from houzz.com.

A design originally conceived by Michael Anastassiades is the 'FLOS IC F2' from lumens.com. You may have seen the original in magazine spreads, as it is a favorite choice in high-end interior décor.