Armed to Shine

If you want to brighten your style and your space, a library light might be just the solution. These wall-hung adjustable-arm fixtures aren’t just for the library. Illuminate a reading nook, sink wall or bedroom for efficient lighting.


By Melissa Mauzy


Much Needed Lighting | By Nest Design Co. The walls, shelving and ceiling in this space were all originally a natural pine. The designer added the library sconces to act as the overhead lighting. The sconces give interest but also give off an ambient light that was needed for this room. You want your eye to travel around the space and creating these different lighting moments helps to do so.

Room to Grow | By Claire Paquin, Clean Design. This little boy’s room reflects his love of dinosaurs and neon green. By keeping the bed upholstery neutral, we created a back drop that can accept any changes to his whims of color.  The built-in niches beside the bed provide great storage for books and toys.  And the picture lights above ensure that this is a cozy place to curl up and read.

Casual Charm | By Arrowood Design. A surf shack on the beach north of the Golden Gate Bridge was carefully updated to keep the casual vibe and charm. The kitchen and bathrooms were remodeled. The designer used antique limestone pavers and reclaimed lumber for the floors.

Classic Kitchen | By Laura U Design Collective. Our inspiration for this home is a blend of classic and modern Americana. In the kitchen, you will find exposed timber beams and Shaker style cabinets that seem memorable and warm. A bright tangerine window frame really activates the space, while the Schoolhouse Electric sconces add contrast.

Jewel Box | By Notis Design. The bedroom in this Upper West Side New York City apartment was the smallest in the residence. In order to make it feel really special it was designed to feel like a cozy jewel box for a teenage girl who loves to read. The custom lights were made by a local company in New York City.