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Shopping Trip: Dark Victory
Given our region’s iconic cloudy habit, it’s no wonder Northwesterners are drawn so to the light. And every fall when our sun adopts its pronounced seasonal shyness, like a power outage that sends us madly scrambling for the flashlight, we eagerly turn to man-made sources to brighten up our ever-darkening abodes (and possibly psyches). Maybe it’s a nightlight hangover from childhood, but it seems that it is focused lighting that supplies us with our coziest comfort.
Fortunately, eclectic electrical options abound in this realm. From funky, functional task lights to dreamy mood makers, here are some of our favorite modes for casting a spot light on those pesky dark nooks and crannies, wherever they might lurk in our home.
West Elm's (South Lake Union, 2201 Westlake Ave.; 206.467.5798) bright light blings include their brash Industrial Revolution pendants ($19-$149), pictured above, as well as their industrial glam Wire-Wrapped Pendants ($129-$169), composed of clear blown glass, shown below.
One of our favorite task-lighting looks from Room & Board (University Village; 206.336.4676) is their futuristic LED-enabled Link Medium Table Lamp ($380), shown below.
For even more luxe lighting options, see the Northwest Home department in the December print edition of Seattle Magazine.